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Netflix Australia Has Announced It Is Raising It's Subscription Fees

Netflix Australia Has Announced It Is Raising It's Subscription Fees

Netflix has cemented itself has a cultural phenomenon around the world.

There are catchphrases like 'Netflix and Chill' and when something premieres, loads of people will rush to see if it's on Netflix. It has produced and funded incredible series like Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Orange is the New Black and The Umbrella Academy.

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But all of these shows and ventures cost money. And that comes, in a large part, from you, the consumer. Every now and then, Netflix has to bump up its prices to allow it to continue giving us the shows that we love.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Australian arm of the streaming giant has announced plans to bump the subscription fee, but thankfully it won't apply to everyone.

Netflix says the premium service, which gives users incredible 4K viewing, will have their prices go up from $17.99 to $19.99 per month.

The price of its basic ($9.99) and standard ($13.99) plans will stay at just that, so rest assured you're not going to have to be eating loaves of white bread for dinner from now on.

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While Netflix is probably going to remain as one of the top, if not smack bang at number one, for streaming services, it will have some pretty hefty competition from Disney+, which launches in Australia next month.

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

When Disney+ lands in Australia and New Zealand, people will have to fork out $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year - which isn't too bad.

The only thing that will be tough to weigh up is whether it'll be worth it if you already have a Stan, Netflix and Foxtel account.

That means you're paying nearly three figures a month for endless options.

Disney+ will be full of your favourite movies and TV shows - 7,500 television episodes and 500 films from the Disney catalogue, to be exact, including all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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