Despite already being the most expensive mainstream streaming service in Australia, Netflix has decided to hike up one of its price tiers.
With Disney+ and Apple TV+ on the way to Australia, the streaming service market is about to get a whole lot more busy. Each service will be fighting to keep your attention and money so we thought we'd take a look at what each offers based on pricing, concurrent user offerings, display quality and content libraries to help you determine the best option available.
Starting today, Netflix Australia's premium subscription plan will go from $17.99 a month to $19.99.
Current premium customers will see the changes in a few weeks time, with new or upgrading customers being hit with the new price immediately.
There will be no change to the amount of screens or display quality - customers will still have access to only 4K Ultra-HD and four screens for simultaneous streaming.
It's basic and standard plans will thankfully remain the same a $9.99 and $13.99 a month, respectively.
"We change our prices from time to time and continue to invest heavily to grow in the depth and breadth of our content such as new shows like The Politician, Unbelievable, well-loved series like Stranger Things, The Good Place and The Crown, as well as improvements to our product," said a Netflix spokesperson to News.
It is unclear what these improvements will actually be at the present time.
This seems like a real weird move considering that Disney+ is only a month away.
In addition to only being $8.99 a month (or $7.41 a month if you pay for a year in advance), Disney is rejecting the tiered pricing model that many streaming services have.
Instead, it will be offering four simultaneous streams and HDR/4K at no extra cost.
Australia is the only country to receive this price increase today. The last time that prices were raised here was back in 2017.
Last week Disney announced that Australia would be one of the first countries in the world to get its dedicated streaming service, Disney+. At $8.99 a month (or $89 for a year) it's going to be one of the cheapest streaming options available.
At the time there weren't any details around what that would get you in terms of picture quality or concurrent streams. As it turns out, it's a hell of a lot.