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Winona Ryder Complained About Netflix Subscription Cost While Promoting Stranger Things

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Winona Ryder Complained About Netflix Subscription Cost While Promoting Stranger Things

If you thought you were the only one complaining about the rising cost of your Netflix subscription, think again, as Winona Ryder hilariously referenced the streaming giant’s new prices while promoting Stranger Things.

In a now viral clip from the show’s world premiere in New York last month, the actress, who plays Will Byers’s mother Joyce, was asked about the moment she knew the series was a 'big deal'.

In response, the star hilariously revealed at the Netflix event that it was when the inaugural series aired on the streaming giant because she got an email from them informing her that her subscription was going up.

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“Well, I'm not on social media but I do remember the day it premiered, I got an email from Netflix changing my subscription price,” she told hosts Josh Horowitz and Terri Schwartz.

“It went from like $9.99 to $14.99 or the $12.99 and I was like, 'oh', but y'know, hey, and I still pay that bill.

“I think it’s even higher now.”

Her comment has gone down a treat with fans, with one writing on TikTok: “Winona always say whatever she wants, she dgaf and i love her for that” (sic).

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“I love this woman so much,” another wrote online. “Winona is so iconic”.

A fourth added: “She's an icon”.

Winona Ryder hilariously called out Netflix's rising subscription prices. Credit: YouTube/Stranger Things
Winona Ryder hilariously called out Netflix's rising subscription prices. Credit: YouTube/Stranger Things

In March, the streaming platform released a statement, confirming that customers would now be paying more every month.

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Basic and standard plans are going up by a £1 to £6.99 and £10.99, respectively, while premium tiers will go up by £2, taking it to £15.99.

While customers in Ireland saw their basic plan increase by one euro and two euros for the standard and premium tiers, respectively.

Then in May, it was reported that Netflix could be set to introduce adverts for certain subscribers.

According to the New York Times, employees have been told that the lower-priced tier for subscribers could be in action as early as the final three months of 2022.

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At the time, the company released financial reports that were not wholly positive, and they’ve been losing subscribers at an alarming rate.

In fact, over a period of time that it had estimated adding 2.5 million subscribers, it ended up down 200,000.

That’s partially due to the situation in Russia and Ukraine, but also potentially because of account sharing and a number of other factors.

It's reported that Netflix are looking at other possible subscription options for customers. Credit: Alamy
It's reported that Netflix are looking at other possible subscription options for customers. Credit: Alamy
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Elsewhere, Netflix revealed records are being broken by hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

Since the latest season's release, Stranger Things 4 - Volume 1 has not only boosted a classic 1985 track all the way to the top of iTunes charts, but it's also smashed some viewing records, even overtaking another popular Netflix hit in the race to the most amount of hours viewed.

In March, after its release on the 25th, the second season of Bridgerton saw the number of hours viewed of the show reach 193 million.

However, Netflix has revealed Stranger Things - Volume 1 has seen 286.79 million hours viewed as of June 1.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Stranger Things

Lisa McLoughlin
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