There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
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Over the past few years, Netflix has become insanely popular — which is probably why the company is looking to cash in with a price increase!
The streaming service costs $9.99/month for more recent users, but many customers who started off at $7.99 got grandfathered in before the price increase.
But come May no longer. As scheduled during the original increase, those older accounts will finally have their rates increased by $2/month to match the newer subscribers.
Of course, if you're already paying the higher cost then you have nothing to worry about…
As much as the increase sucks, the fact that the company has created such AH-Mazing original content like Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, and Daredevil, gives us a ton of hope for more great series down the line — not to mention original movies!
The most interesting thing about this change though is that a reported 80% of affected Netflix customers have NO CLUE that they'll soon be paying more. Sneaky, sneaky!
As frustrating as this might be, even after the price hike, a Netflix subscription still costs less than the commercial-free version of Hulu — though it's now slightly pricier than Amazon Instant.
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