So it’s finally happened; Netflix is upping its subscription prices in the UK and US for the first time in two years.
From Thursday October 12, Netflix prices will rise 50p to £7.99 for the standard membership, while the premium membership price will increase £1 to £9.99. Sad times.
The price hike won’t come into effect until next month, with all existing customers set to feel the sting. But there is a way around it and it could end up with you cutting your Netflix costs significantly.
All you need to do is sign up for Netflix’s basic plan i.e. the cheapest available. Available for just £5.99 a month, the price for this particular package won’t be changing but does have a couple of drawbacks.
For example, you won’t be able to watch anything in high definition. That doesn’t matter to a lot of people though, loaded included – we still remember when you had to tune TVs in with a plug-in aerial.
The other notable drawback is that it will be a lot harder to share a single Netflix account between a large group – this particular subscription only allows for viewing on one single screen at a time, which could cause a lot of arguments.
But if you can get over all of those things and are happy to stop others milking your Netflix account for all its worth, it’s well worth it.
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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.