It’s hard to get pissed about a dollar these days, but somehow the idea of paying 100 cents more for Netflix gets us more riled up than an episode of Narcos.
No, this isn’t déjà vu, Netflix did just do this 18 months ago. Taking us from the calming heavenly price of $7.99 to the (at the time) nearly astronomical one cent shy of nine dollars (also known as $8.99).
But according to Bloomberg, the hike in price for the streaming service will affect new customers in the U.S., Canada, and parts of Latin America. If you already have Netflix, don’t worry, they’re going to let current users stay at a safe (and reasonable) $8.99 for a “grace period of varying length”.
Like we said, it’s hard to get worked up for the price of a chocolate bar, especially when the entire monthly service costs less than a single movie ticket at the theatre, and when the original content just continues to get better and better, but we’d like more chill in this equation.
After all, it’s not hard to see this increase becoming an annual or semi-annual occurrence.
But by then both Frank and Pablo will be dead so we can hopefully just say no.