The recent rise in the price of Netflix in some European countries already predicted what was to happen in Spain. And it is that the service of streaming announced on October 11 that two of its subscription plans are getting more expensive for its subscribers.
At the moment the basic plan does not suffer any price increase and remains at 7.99 euros per month. For its part, the standard rate rises from 11.99 euros to 12.99 euros per month. This subscription mode allows you to view content on two screens at the same time as well as download content on two devices.
In the case of the premium rate, this goes from 15.99 euros per month to 17.99 euros. This rate allows content to be played on up to four devices at the same time, as well as to be downloaded to the same number of devices.
For those users who subscribe to the service for the first time, (or resume a pause subscription) the new rates will be applied. If you have an active subscription, you will receive an email in the next few days informing you of when the rate change will take place. This may apply when the current billing cycle ends, that is, starting November 1. The last time the service raised its prices in Spain was in 2019. At that time, the increases were applied to all rates without exception.
This Netflix price hike comes at a time when competition for the service is quite strong. Especially with HBO Max, which will arrive in Spain on October 26 without an increase in the current fee of 8.99 euros for HBO Spain, as well as with an offer of annual subscriptions at a lower price.