Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Ask LH: Is Netflix Increasing Its Prices On Weekends?

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Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2017, 07:30

The streaming giant has been quietly testing out users' reaction to higher subscription fees ahead of the introduction of the so-called "Netflix tax", which will see the GST applied to overseas digital purchases, and will come into effect from July 1. The standard service increased from $11.99 to $13.99, while the premium service, which offers Ultra HD content, jumped from $14.99 a month to $17.99.

The temporary price hike is being targeted at subscribers on weekends only and rolls back to its normal pricing structure on Monday mornings.

Netflix confirmed the tests in a statement, but made clear that it now has no plans to actually implement the new policy in Australia or anywhere else. Which is great and all but it's also raised the question of when were we going to see an Aussie original Netflix series?

We're not sure if this might be an Australia-only change since the government has levied a 10% tax on global suppliers of digital products and services, and that the price hike could be Netflix's way of recouping those taxes, but either way we'll keep our eyes peeled.

Netflix customers in Australia could soon be facing steeper monthly charges.

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It has not been confirmed, however, if users in other markets will be included in the tests.

Would you pay more to get your Netflix fix? This decision will have an impact on online streaming services, including Netflix.

'We collect and remit tax wherever we are legally obligated to do so, ' Netflix said.

The statement did not elaborate on the number of subscribers affected.

Ms Robertson said: "We are excited to be partnering with Netflix on Tidelands - this story is one that has been itching to be told and we are thrilled to be making it on our home soil in Australia with fantastic creatives and highly skilled crews".

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