Netflix pricing won’t change in South Africa for now - Stuff

Netflix pricing won’t change in South Africa for now

Netflix pricing won’t change in South Africa for now

So, Netflix US is getting more expensive, you say? Well, Netflix users in South Africa won’t see a price hike just yet.

A new report by The Guardian mentions that Netflix US is raising monthly subscription prices with between 13% and 18%. The increase comes after Netflix has invested a lot of money they don’t technically have in new content to keep newcomers on the streaming scene at bay.

The announcement didn’t backfire too badly though — their shares rose as investors saw this as a great way to increase revenue. More money = happier investors. Netflix also doesn’t seem too bugged that it might turn users away.

Honestly, we also think that a small price increase won’t send current or potential customers running. Netflix invest in great original shows for a reason — Netflix is the only place you can get it.

Luckily Netflix SA won’t see a price increase just yet. We reached out to a local Netflix representative who says, “Price increases are specific to each country and the US increase does not influence or indicate a global [or local] price change.”

In other words… you can keep on bingeing at the going rate. For now at least. Everything gets more expensive eventually.

Marce is the Deputy Digital Editor at Stuff Magazine.

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