Streaming giant Netflix is upping its prices again, and people are far from happy…
And it’s sure to have ruffled some feathers.
Sitting back, relaxing, and hitting play on your favorite show is the best way to wind down.
Why go out and socialize when you can sit and watch TV all day?
Offering a whole host of original releases, movies, TV shows, and documentaries… it’s heaven for every television fanatic out there.
The streaming platform was once a DVD rental service, founded in the late nineties, and available exclusively in the U.S.
The company was the main rival to Blockbuster, a major chain that was the pinnacle of ’90s and early ’00s childhoods and allowed you to rent films, games, and TV box sets.
At the time, many outlets were moving away from traditional DVDs, so it’s no surprise that Netflix chose to keep with the times.
At first, you could only access Netflix here in the U.S., but, as of 2012, the company expanded its horizons to Canada, the Caribbean, and across the Atlantic to the U.K.
Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.
Closely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which just aired its seventh and final season, and is one of the platform’s biggest success stories.
Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money 10 years earlier.
Shows such as The Crown, Glow, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.
And, of course, we can’t forget Stranger Things.
The sci-fi show debuted in 2016 and has since become one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform.
Out of all the streaming services, there’s no doubt Netflix is top of the game – with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.
For instance, the streaming giant got rid of its free trial.
Not to mention all the shows they keep on canceling…
Netflix’s latest move has caused quite a stir.
For instance, if you stick with the most basic offering – one screen, no HD – your price of $8.99 a month won’t be changing.
The standard plan will go up $1 a month from $12.99 to $13.99.
As for why this is happening, a Netflix spokesperson explained: “We’re updating our prices so that we can continue to offer more variety of TV shows and films—in addition to our great fall lineup. As always we offer a range of plans so that people can pick a price that works best for their budget.”
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