Netflix Australia increases subscription fees in discreet announcement

With the advent of technology, TV and movie fans can enjoy watching series and movies at their own pace.

With streaming platforms popping up everywhere, consumers can become overwhelmed with options, which can also deplete their wallets.

A streaming giant recently made a move that raised its Aussie subscribers' eyebrows.


Netflix increased its prices across all subscription tiers in Australia by 13 per cent, leaving many to wonder about the value they're getting for their money.

The standard subscription with ads, previously priced at $6.99 a month, was bumped up to $7.99.

This tier offered a cost-effective way to access a library of shows and movies. However, with the new price tag, subscribers might need to reassess the value of this service.


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Netflix Australia announced a price increase via email, which may shock subscribers. Image Credit: Pexels/Cottonbro Studio


The standard subscription without ads has jumped from $16.99 to $18.99 for those who prefer an uninterrupted viewing experience.

While a $2 increase might not seem like much, that's an additional $24 out of your pocket annually.

For those who've woven Netflix into their daily lives, this price hike is not just a minor inconvenience; it's a significant change affecting household budgets.


The premium subscription, which caters to families and shared households by allowing streaming on four devices simultaneously, has gone from $22.99 to $25.99.

There were no changes for the extra member subscription, which may be a slight relief for users.

'We offer a range of prices and plans to meet a wide range of needs, and as we deliver more value to our members, we occasionally ask them to pay a bit more,' a Netflix spokesperson stated.

'We're adjusting prices in Australia with plans starting at $7.99AUD.'


However, not all subscribers have been made aware of these changes.

Netflix started notifying their members last May 13 via email—30 days before their next billing cycle.

This means some customers may get caught off guard when they see their bill statements.

If you're a Netflix subscriber and have not received an email, it might be coming soon.

Keep an eye on your inbox to avoid any surprises.

As we all know, living costs are rising, and every dollar counts.

With essentials taking a bigger bite out of our wallets, increasing our Netflix subscription might prompt us to question whether we truly need all those extra shows and movies.
Key Takeaways

  • Netflix increased its subscription prices across all tiers in Australia.
  • The standard subscription with ads went up from $6.99 to $7.99 per month, and the standard subscription without ads rose from $16.99 to $18.99.
  • The premium subscription, which allows family sharing, went up from $22.99 to $25.99 monthly.
  • Netflix emailed their members about the increase 30 days before their next billing cycle.
What do you think about this price increase? Is Netflix's convenience and variety still worth the extra cost, or are you considering cutting back on your subscription or even cancelling it altogether? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
 
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l had Foxtel years ago and found it too expensive.You are paying too much even for them both.lf you had Netflix and Stan it would be much less and below $40 a month.Why do you need Foxtel? None of my business just trying to help. Also have you tried Tubi ? thats free but has just two ads lasting less than a minute.
Tubi and Brollie are free and have a good range of shows. Tubi made my hubby smile because he loves the old Westerns.
Also, catch up Free TV is not too shabby.
There are alternatives.
 
Thank you for this.
I have not heard from Netflix so I will be considering my options.
Most of the good movies are only shown in US,
I will choose Stan and any other I can find
June
 
They clearly told me about the price change - people need to check their Spam Box more often then they may get all their information before complaining.
 
It’s not a large increase, $1.00 per month, sure many can afford that.
I watch Netflix a lot, they update their movies, series etc constantly, if I did happen to go to the movies, would cost much more and that would be just for 1movie.
It’s the convenience more so, can sit in comfort, don’t have to drive and when my husband watching sport most days, I can watch what I want in another room.
Only a $1 or 2 a month. But they have millions of subscribers in Australia. So that's a big boost to their pocket. We have most of the streaming services by sharing with family. Netflix is the only one that doesn't allow sharing without paying big.
And honestly we scroll through constantly looking for something interesting to watch, and we usually find it's a case of " watched it or don't want to "
We be reconsidering Netflix now
 
They clearly told me about the price change - people need to check their Spam Box more often then they may get all their information before complaining.
Not complaining at all, I couldn’t care less tbh. Just saying I never got the email
 
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