Early Netflix adopters will soon have to pay as much as everybody else for their streaming content.
Price hikes coming all around
Financial company UBS estimated around 17 million users will have to spend the extra $24 per year. That’s a little over a third of Netflix’s U.S. subscriber base. That is, if they decide to stay.
Forty-one percent of customers surveyed said they wouldn’t accept a hike, but only about 3% of users are expected to actually leave because of it. Presumably because they still haven’t watched ‘Narcos’ yet.
But those opting to leave Netflix in favor of traditional TV outlets may be in for a rude awakening. Some of the largest cable and satellite companies nationwide are also raising prices by at least $2. So no matter what you watch, it’s going to cost more.