Netflix

Netflix is about to get just a bit pricier for subscribers living here in the United States. The increases won’t affect the “Basic” $7.99 plan, but it will be slightly more expensive for Netflix’s most popular “Standard” plan, with HD and two simultaneous streams (currently $9.99; raising to $10.99). The company’s premium service, which offers 4k videos and four simultaneous streams is also increasing (currently $11.99; raising to $13.99).

It’s the first time since 2014 Netflix has raised its prices, but it shouldn’t come as any surprise. In fact, I’m all in favor of paying a couple of extra bucks a month if it means the top-notch content the company puts out will keep getting better. And according to a recent statement from Netflix regarding the price increases, it looks like’s that’s exactly the plan.

From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster.

Current subscribers can expect to see a 30-day notice of the new prices in the coming weeks. Those emails will start going out on October 19th. This comes fresh on the heels of Netflix raising its prices in Canada by $1 to $2 per subscriber, as confirmed by our brother to the north, Rob Blaich.

Again, I don’t mind the increase, but I’m curious as to how you feel about it. Do you think it’s rightfully so, or will you consider canceling altogether over a couple of bucks? The comment thread is below. You know what to do!

Also, who’s ready for Stranger Things 2?