Netflix Canada has increased prices of its standard and premium plans by up to $2 more per month. Check out the price changes below:
- Basic: $9.99/month (no change)
- Standard: $14.99/month (+$1/month; 7% increase)
- Premium: $18.99/month (+$2/month; 12% increase)
Here’s a screenshot of existing Netflix pricing and the number of screens and streaming quality for shows and movies:
Netflix told The Canadian Press the price increases are happening so it “can invest more in films and shows as well as the quality of members’ product experience.”
The new price changes will take effect for new members right away, while existing members will see the price increases in the coming weeks, plus the latter will be notified by email and the Netflix app 30 days before the price hikes.
The last time Netflix increase prices in Canada was in November 2018, when plans saw up to $3/month increases.
“Canadians have never had more choices when it comes to entertainment and we’re more committed than ever to delivering an experience that exceeds their expectations,” said Netflix in a statement.
“Members tell us how much they value variety and we’re updating our prices so that we can continue to invest in more shows and films. As always we will continue to offer a range of plans so that people can pick a price that works for their budget,” added the Netflix spokesperson to The Canadian Press.
Back in September 2010, when Netflix first launched in Canada, the service cost $7.99 per month. At the time, the relatively cheap pricing matched its small library at the time.
If you’re still one of the lucky ones to have iTunes billing for Netflix, you can still save when you reload your account with discounted iTunes cards. For everyone else, looks like you’ll have to pay for these price increases.