Updated, Jan. 17. Netflix Costa Rica has reached out, informing us that person names as the spokesperson for the company is an employee, however she is not an official spokesperson for the company. Netflix Costa Rica did officially confirm the price increase as reported below.
Looks like all of us Netflix junkies are going to be paying more each month for the fix for our trusty streaming service.
Netflix announced a general increase in its rates in the United States and some 40 Latin American countries, including Costa Rica.
The new price adds US$1 or US$2 on your monthly bill sometime soon, depending on your plan. The company announced the change on Tuesday (January 15). The price increase will affect all new customers starting immediately, and will be applied to existing subscribers over the upcoming three months.
Netflix’s basic or cheapest plan, which doesn’t offer HD, will see a one-dollar increase, going up from $7.99 to $8.99 per month. Its other two plans will go up two dollars in cost per month each — with its most popular plan (that includes two HD streams) going from $10.99 to $12.99, and its premium plan (that includes four 4K streams) hiking up from $13.99 to $15.99.
According to Buzzfeed News, existing customers will be notified of the price hike via e-mail and the Netflix app 30 days prior to the cost being reflected in their monthly bill.