our ability to spend whole nights binge-watching The Wonder Years while cuddled on your couch just got a little more expensive.
That's right. Netflix is about to raise its prices. It may seem like a small price to pay for more seasons of Stranger Things and a constant excuse not to go out into the world and interact with other people.
But will anyone be so offended by the change that they actually get rid of Netflix? We'll have to see. These days, the ability to mainline old Friends episodes is pretty much as essential as being able to breathe.
Let's see what we're talking...
Starting in November, prices for Netflix's middle and top tier plans will increase by $1-$2 per month.
Standard service, which is currently $9.99/month will be $10.99/month, and premium service prices will rise from $11.99/month to $13.99/month.
For those with the basic plan, your price will stay the same: $7.99/month.
These price hikes will only affect those in the U.S. What is Netflix trying to do to us?
They released this (heartless) statement about the raises: “From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster.”
Don't know about you, but for $13.99 a month, we want Netflix to be voice-activated so we can bundle ourselves up in blankets like burritos before yelling, "Play!" to start the new season of Grace and Frankie.
Sure, yeah, maybe we’ll get great new shows, and maybe Netflix recommendations will get even more specific than “Cute Talking Animal Movies That Also Involve High-Stakes Espionage and Dance Number.”
All right, Netflix. You have our extra dollar. Impress us.