Netflix is becoming more expensive in Germany – now also for existing customers

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Netflix is turning the price screw in Germany. Now it is also the turn of the existing customers.

In January, Netflix announced price increases for new customers in Germany. Apart from the basic tariff, the prices increase by one to two euros each. Now it is also the turn of existing customers.

Price increase at Netflix: Only the base price does not change

As Golem reports, the first existing customers are currently being notified of an upcoming price increase. As Netflix announced in January, the new prices should be introduced over the next few months and, according to Netflix, customers should be notified at least 30 days before a change takes effect. This means that the Netflix bill should also be higher for existing customers from April.

According to Netflix, the basic tariff continues to cost 7.99 euros per month. This means that the service can be used on a device in SD quality. For customers with current TV sets, however, this tariff is no longer likely to be attractive. The so-called standard tariff, which offers content in HD quality and allows reception on two devices at the same time, increases by one euro to 12.99 euros per month.

The premium tariff, with which content in 4K quality – if offered – and HDR and Dolby Atmos sound can be streamed, has been increased from 15.99 to 17.99 euros . Another advantage of the most expensive tariff is the ability to receive on four devices at the same time.

The new Netflix Prices for Germany. (Screenshot: t3n)

Netflix: Meanwhile 4th price increase in Germany

Since the start in Germany, it is now the provider’s fourth price increase. As Golem calculates, Netflix apparently increases its subscription prices every two years: The first increase took place in 2015, then Netflix increased the prices in 2017, another increase finally followed in 2019 and now in 2021. Customers can expect Netflix to increase again in 2023 the price screw could turn, provided the streaming provider keeps the pattern.

By the way, not only Netflix has become more expensive: The streaming service Disney Plus, which only started in 2020, increased its subscription price in February with the launch of Disney Plus Star from 6.99 euros to 8.99 euros increased. In contrast to Netflix, Disney’s streaming service only has one tariff: it includes parallel streaming for up to four devices and 4K quality, if available – these options will only be available from Netflix from just under 18 euros in the future.

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