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Netflix just raised its prices—here’s how much you’ll have to pay

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Are you paying too much for Netflix?

For the first time since October 2017, the cost of Netflix is going up, and change will show up on your bill soon.

Netflix provides three streaming plans, each one separated by the number of screens allowed to stream from the same account at one time and the resolution quality, in addition to its traditional DVD service. According to the Wall Street Journal, only two plans will be seeing a change in the monthly subscription rate. The basic plan will now be $8.99 per month, while the company’s most popular plan will be increased from $11 to $13 per month. 

A Netflix spokesperson said the price hike will the company continue to invest in original productions and improve the user experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about the cost of Netflix.

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How much does Netflix cost?

Basic

  • Price: $8.99 per month
  • Screens: 1
  • Resolution: Standard definition (SD)

Standard

  • Price: $12.99 per month
  • Screens: 2
  • Resolution: High definition (HD)

Premium

  • Price: $13.99 per month
  • Screens: 4
  • Resolution: HD and Ultra-HD

Netflix DVD plans

If you want to go old-school Netflix, circa 1997, the company still rents out its DVD and Blu-ray discs for varying monthly rates.

Starter

  • DVD price: $4.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $5.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 1
  • Number of discs per month: 2

Standard

  • DVD price: $7.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $9.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 1
  • Number of discs per month: Unlimited

Premiere

  • DVD price: $11.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $14.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 2
  • Number of discs per month: Unlimited

Happy binging.

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Molly Stier

Molly Stier

Molly Stier is the Real-Time Social Editor at the Daily Dot, where she previously covered politics, lifestyle, entertainment, and technology. Her work has also appeared in The Nation magazine.