Netflix Price Increase – How much is too much?

Netflix has increased the prices of all three of its US plans in January 2019, some by as much as 18%, which makes this the most substantial price rise since the streaming service was launched in 2007.

This marks the fourth price increase Netflix has implemented un the USA. The previous price increase was back in 2017, but this is the first time a price jump has ever hit every subscriber US subscriber at the same time.

The price of the Netflix premium service, which now includes Ultra HD streaming on up to four devices, jumped up $2 to $17.99, while a basic subscription price increased for the first time to $8.99.

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Subsequently, there has been concern from UK subscribers over whether prices will also be going up in the UK.

According to Digital Spy; a Netflix UK representative has confirmed that the American price hike will have no impact in Great Britain.

“Price increases are specific to each country and the US increase does not influence or indicate a UK price change”.

American subscribers shouldn’t feel too disheartened though, the increase is clearly part of the Netflix commitment to add even more content to their biggest library.

Just this week there is an impressive new documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival plus season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher; and also new releases of The Crown, Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Marvel’s Jessica Jones to follow throughout 2019.

How to watch Netflix USA from anywhere…

When you load Netflix USA content in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.

Whoops, something went wrong… Streaming Error

Netflix Block VPN USA

This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a USA domestic web user to access American Netflix streaming.

  • Get a USA IP address.
  • If you just want to watch on your PC, Mac or iPad. Then you can get a USA Proxy or VPN from Liberty Shield, FREE for 48 hours and then from only £6.99 per month.
  • Prefer to watch on supported media streaming devices like Smart TVs, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc? You’ll need a UK configured VPN Router setup as British, available from only £17.99 with Worldwide Shipping available.

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Furthermore Netflix isn’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access.  Other USA services like Hulu, HBO GO, NBC Sports and Pandora are available.  Plus with the option to switch to our UK service whenever you like, you can access BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, ITV Hub, All 4, Sky Go and Now TV.  Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!

What’s new on Netflix USA October

 

Here’s when (or if) your favourite Netflix Original shows will return

Drama

Orange Is the New Black – RENEWED and ending after season 7, released in 2019
Stranger Things – RENEWED for season 3, released July 4
The Crown – RENEWED for season 3 and 4, with season 3 released in early 2019
Gilmore Girls – PENDING, new season hasn’t been “discussed at all”
The OA – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
13 Reasons Why – RENEWED for season 3, released in 2019
Ozark – RENEWED for season 3, released in 2019
Mindhunter – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Altered Carbon – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Lost in Space – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Insatiable – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
The Innocents – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
The Haunting of Hill House – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Black Mirror – RENEWED for season 5, no confirmed release date
Anne with an E – RENEWED for season 3, released in late 2019
The End of the F***ing World – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Travelers – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
Frontier – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
The Last Kingdom – RENEWED for season 4, no confirmed release date
Designated Survivor – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
Lucifer – RENEWED for season 4, no confirmed release date
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Tidelands – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2

Marvel

The Punisher – RENEWED for season 2, released January 18
Jessica Jones – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
The Defenders – PENDING, “no plans at this time” for season 2

Comedy

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – RENEWED and ending after season 4, final episodes released on January 25
Grace and Frankie – RENEWED for season 5, released on January 18
Master of None – PENDING, but Netflix “happy to make” season 3
Fuller House – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 5
The Ranch – RENEWED for season 4, no confirmed release date
Easy – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
One Day at a Time – RENEWED for season 3, released February 8
Santa Clarita Diet – RENEWED for season 3, released in 2019
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 13
Dear White People – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
GLOW – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
Friends From College – RENEWED for season 2, released January 11
Atypical – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
She’s Gotta Have It – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
On My Block – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Arrested Development – PENDING, no confirmed release date for second half of season 5
Lovesick – PENDING, but probably not coming back for season 4
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 11
The Kominsky Method – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2

Animation

BoJack Horseman – RENEWED for season 6, no confirmed release date
F Is for Family – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
Neo Yokio – PENING, now word yet on possible season 2
Castlevania – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
Big Mouth – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
Disenchantment – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Paradise PD – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
B: The Beginning – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
SWORDGAI The Animation – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 3
Lost Song – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Aggretsuko – RENEWED for season 2, released in 2019
Baki – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 3
Hero Mask – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Skylanders Academy – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2

Foreign Language

3% – RENEWED for season 3, released in 2019
The Rain – RENEWED for season 2, released in 2019
Suburra: Blood on Rome – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Dark – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Sacred Games – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Elite – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date

Documentary

Chef’s Table – RENEWED for season 6, no confirmed release date
Making a Murderer – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 3
Last Chance U – RENEWED for season 4, released in summer 2019
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 3
The Toys That Made Us – RENEWED for season 3, no confirmed release date
Wild Wild Country – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
Evil Genius – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
Explained – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Dogs – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
Sunderland ‘Til I Die – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
The Innocent Man – PENDING, no details about possible season 2

Reality

Ultimate Beastmaster – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
Nailed It! – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 3
Queer Eye – RENEWED for season 3, released in 2019
Sugar Rush – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
Amazing Interiors – PENDING, no details about possible season 2
Magic for Humans – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
Made In Mexico – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Dancing Queen – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Haunted – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
The Final Table – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Death by Magic – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Nailed It! Holiday – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2

Variety and Talk Shows

Bill Nye Saves the World – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 4
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman – RENEWED for season 2, no confirmed release date
The Fix – PENDING, no word yet on possible season 2

Upcoming Debuts

Sex Education – released on January 11
Carmen Sandiego – released on January 18
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – released on January 25
Russian Doll – released on February 1
The Umbrella Academy – released on February 15
Cannon Busters – released on March 1
Turn Up Charlie – released on March 15
Ultraman – released on April 1
Our Planet – released on April 5
Rilakkuma and Kaoru – released on April 19

 

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