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Topic # 245048 16-Jan-2019 08:00
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Wonder if this will push up our pricing.......... most likely yes.

 

 

 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/netflix-issues-biggest-price-hike-yet-most-popular-plan-now-costs-13-monthly/

 

Another round of Netflix price hikes is upon us. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Netflix will increase the prices of all of its subscription plans, effective immediately, for all new customers. Existing customers will see their rates increase over the next three months.

 

 





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  Reply # 2161846 16-Jan-2019 08:07
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  Reply # 2161849 16-Jan-2019 08:14
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I've been a long term subscriber to Netflix's most expensive plan (4K HDR) but I've been considering for a while now about dropping it entirely. With the amount of content available for free via legitimate On-Demand services these days I just don't use it as much as I did. It won't be the price increase that drives me away, just an overload of content and not enough time to watch it all.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2161853 16-Jan-2019 08:19
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18% thats a shocker. But its $2, on top of a product that is already cheap as chips for what you get


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  Reply # 2161854 16-Jan-2019 08:21
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Senecio:

 

With the amount of content available for free via legitimate On-Demand services these days 

 

 

Which ones?  TVNZ, TV3, Lightbox (if you get that free)?

 

Any others?


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  Reply # 2161859 16-Jan-2019 08:30
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BBC, though not quite within the legitimate framework


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  Reply # 2161868 16-Jan-2019 08:45
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tdgeek:

 

Which ones?  TVNZ, TV3, Lightbox (if you get that free)?

 

Any others?

 

 

Yes, I'm a Spark customer so Lightbox is part of my plan. I also use FanPass for $30/month for live sport since cancelling my Sky subscription last year. After watching the nightly news and live sport I don't have much time in front of the TV so those services provide me with more than enough content to watch. To be honest I probably watch more on YouTube than any other service these days. There are some great content creators in genres that interest me on YouTube.

 

My current entertainment subscriptions are (not including broadband):

 

  • Netflix Premium         $18.49
  • Fanpass via Spark      $30.00
  • Lightbox via Spark     $Free
  • Spotify Premium        $22.50
  • PSPlus                      $90.00/year

 

 

From those services and free On Demand I use Netflix the least. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2161872 16-Jan-2019 08:54
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Senecio:

 

With the amount of content available for free via legitimate On-Demand services these days.

 

 

Netflix is still the best source of 4K streaming content though, if you don't care much about that then you're right, there are plenty of other options.  If 4K HDR is your bag then Netflix is still the best show in town.


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  Reply # 2161876 16-Jan-2019 09:07
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ok  

 

so when i initially took out a subscription to netflix it was in the US so my account is US based.

 

i pay the US cost which admittedly i get charged for each month but its a dollar or so so didnt worry as much but is it possible to switch the account to NZ or do i just cancel and resubscribe in NZ ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2161885 16-Jan-2019 09:55
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gehenna:

 

Netflix is still the best source of 4K streaming content though, if you don't care much about that then you're right, there are plenty of other options.  If 4K HDR is your bag then Netflix is still the best show in town.

 

 

Agree completely. That's why I've been a long term subscriber to the top plan. I was an early adopter of 4K HDR technology, picking up one of the first 2015 Panasonics that was HDR10 capable. I'm not questioning the quality or value of their service (although I'm over the whole Marvel comic theme that makes up a significant portion of their original content). It just comes down to a lack of time to consume the content.


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robbon44:

ok  


so when i initially took out a subscription to netflix it was in the US so my account is US based.


i pay the US cost which admittedly i get charged for each month but its a dollar or so so didnt worry as much but is it possible to switch the account to NZ or do i just cancel and resubscribe in NZ ?


 


 


 


 


 



Cancel and resubscribe. We had US NF before they were in NZ - then we could get it free via Spark so we changed to NZ that way.

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  Reply # 2161887 16-Jan-2019 09:59
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robbon44:

 

ok  

 

so when i initially took out a subscription to netflix it was in the US so my account is US based.

 

i pay the US cost which admittedly i get charged for each month but its a dollar or so so didnt worry as much but is it possible to switch the account to NZ or do i just cancel and resubscribe in NZ ?

 

 

This is from the Netflix FAQ.

 

 

 

 

If you are moving to a new country where Netflix is available, there are only a few things to remember:

 

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    Monthly price, billing currency, and available payment methods may vary by country.

     

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    You will continue to be billed in the currency of the country you signed up in.

     

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    If you wish to be billed in the currency of the country you moved to, just cancel your account, wait until the remainder of your month is over, and restart your account in your new country.

     

Some countries don’t have the Netflix service available. If you are moving to one of these countries, you may cancel your account by signing in and visiting your Account page. To see which countries currently have Netflix available, check out Where is Netflix available?

 


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  Reply # 2161892 16-Jan-2019 10:01
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spot on.. i just found the same page .. 

 

 

 

thanks ! 


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  Reply # 2161912 16-Jan-2019 10:36
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Senecio:

 

I'm over the whole Marvel comic theme that makes up a significant portion of their original content

 

 

That stuff will be disappearing over the next few months as Disney+ starts to ramp up towards production.  You can already see it with the cancellations of things like Daredevil (which is one of their most popular shows, so cancelling it is obviously strategic), Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, etc.  Without such a strong pool of Marvel shows Netflix is having to diversify their originals quite a bit.  


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  Reply # 2161915 16-Jan-2019 10:48
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YES! Been waiting to this for a while, glad to see it's finally happening.

 

Typical that it's rolling out in the US first of all, hope it arrives in New Zealand shortly.


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  Reply # 2161980 16-Jan-2019 13:30
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gehenna:


That stuff will be disappearing over the next few months as Disney+ starts to ramp up towards production.  You can already see it with the cancellations of things like Daredevil (which is one of their most popular shows, so cancelling it is obviously strategic), Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, etc.  Without such a strong pool of Marvel shows Netflix is having to diversify their originals quite a bit.  



Wondering if it’s going to be replaced with DC content.

The Titans is a DC one.

If price goes up $2 it wouldn’t worry me, if it’s multiple $2 and price goes mid $20 plus will have a few months of not having it subscribed, I.e instead of watching Star Trek Discovery week to week, wait for them all to have played and watch in one month.

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