Here’s how to avoid Netflix UK’s new price rise

Posted April 20, 2016 by Student Profit Staff

Netflix is about to rise its prices but here’s how you can avoid the increase.

Netflix UK’s price increase in 2016 could see you paying as much as £1.50 extra each month.


While we think it’s still definitely worth it – it’s HUGELY cheaper than any TV subscription – you can avoid the rise.

Right now if you’re on one of the old plans you’ll be paying £5.99 a month for a package which, signing up today, costs £7.49.

Later this year the price freeze on the old packages will come to an end and everyone will be paying the new, higher prices.

“Later this month, members in the UK will begin to be ungrandfathered,” said Netflix in a statement. “Beginning May, the price update is rolling out elsewhere based on member billing periods.

“Impacted members will be clearly notified by email and within the service, so that they have time to decide which plan/price point works best for them.”

They added: “The prices taking effect were previously announced in May 2014 and follow a two-year period of holding prices to the previous level as a thank you to members.”

However there is still a £5.99 package available, although it limits you to streaming on only one device at a time and to SD quality only.

If you ‘Downgrade’ you’ll continue to be able to watch all the Netflix shows but won’t have to pay any more.

It’s just a question of whether or not the HD quality is worth the £1.50 extra each month to you…