If you have Netflix, you may have seen it already: an e-mail reminder that your monthly bill is going to go up.
Netflix announced the price hikes in January, and said the increased revenue will help the streaming service add more television shows and movies. So now that it's April, let's refresh what we're in for:
Netflix's plans in the United States will increase between $1 to $2. The price of the basic plan will rise from $8 to $9 per month, the standard plan that includes HD streaming on two devices will go from $11 to $13 per month, and the price of its premium plan will increase from $14 to $16.
Netflix has been investing heavily in original content, having budgeted $8 billion for new shows and movies in 2018. But hey, it's award-winning stuff: Netflix nailed down three Academy Awards, including Best Director for its film "Roma" in February. Netflix also won 23 total Emmys for shows including "The Crown," "Stranger Things" and "GLOW" this past year.
Now, I use it to watch various comedies from the 80s and 90s and the occasional comedy special. I'm still waiting for "Three's Company" to get to Netflix this year. But in the meantime, we're all on the lookout for a bit of a price hike.
Consider yourself warned - again.