A new increase in the prices of Netflix subscriptions has been announced and it starts today, Friday August 20, 2021. We explain everything about the new prices that come into force.
The Netflix video streaming platform is changing the prices of its subscription and, bad news, the prices will increase further. This is the third price increase since the launch of Netflix in France, in 2014. Indeed, the Standard offer at 9.99 euros per month seems far now. Here are the new prices for each option on Netflix, which increase by an additional one to two euros per month:
- Netflix Essential : the price goes from 7.99 euros to 8.99 euros per month, you only have access to one screen at a time and do not benefit from high definition. This represents an increase of 12 euros per year and a annual budget of 107.88 euros.
- Netflix Standard : the price goes from 11.99 euros to 13.99 euros per month, you can be connected to your Netflix account simultaneously on two screens. You also get high definition. This represents an increase of 24 euros per year and a annual budget of 167.88 euros.
- Netflix Premium : the price goes from 15.99 to 17.99 euros per month, you are entitled to four simultaneous screens and ultra-high definition programs. This represents an increase of 24 euros per year and a annual budget of 215.88 euros.
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When will this Netflix subscription increase apply?
The Netflix subscription increase applies from today, Friday August 20, 2021.
Am I affected if I’m already a Netflix subscriber?
Existing subscribers have a few weeks of respite. But the price increase will apply to the next direct debit, whether you like it or not.
What are the options if I refuse this increase?
Several options are possible if this increase does not suit you. You can change your subscription to take a cheaper one. This means doing away with watching series and films in high definition or having fewer simultaneous viewing screens. Just go to “account” at the top right of your screen and click on “change plan.” More drastically, you can decide to unsubscribe.
How do I unsubscribe from Netflix?
The Netflix subscription is non-binding. You can therefore unsubscribe at any time. Just go to the “account” tab at the top right of your screen and click on “cancel subscription.”
Why is Netflix increasing the price of its subscriptions?
This increase is explained by the need to make profitable the growing investments in content on Netflix, in particular the original productions which allow the platform to stand out from the competition with an exclusive catalog. But it is also explained by the need to remedy the decline in the growth of new subscribers.