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Netflix and bill Irish Netflix standard and premium users to be hit by price hike next month

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Premium and standard Irish users of Netflix are set to have their subscription price hiked from next month.

Only those availing of the basic subscription will not experience any increase in price, as they’ll continue to pay €7.99 a month.

However, the standard price - which is currently set at €11.99 - is expected to go up by €1.

Meanwhile, premium users will see an even bigger increase as it’ll go from €15.99 to €17.99.

The main difference between the various plans has to do with how many devices are able to simultaneously stream.

With a premium account, subscribers can stream on four devices at the same time, while standard accounts can only stream on two. Basic account can naturally only stream on one.

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Netflix app enabling you to watch television channels anywhere (Ian West/PA).

Netflix app enabling you to watch television channels anywhere (Ian West/PA).

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Netflix app enabling you to watch television channels anywhere (Ian West/PA).

A spokesperson for Netflix said in a statement that the increase in price is due to the funding they’ve put into their entertainment.

“Our price change reflects the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product,” they said.

“Our basic membership will remain at the same price ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy our content.”

They also said that this year they’ve spent a lot of money on shows and movies made in both the UK and Ireland.

“This year we’re spending over $1bn in the UK and Ireland on new, locally-made films, series and documentaries, helping to create thousands of jobs – with everything from The Crown, Afterlife, Sex Education, Bridgerton, Vikings Valhalla, My Father's Dragon, Fate Winx Saga and a documentary series about Sophie Toscan du Plantier.”

Of those shows, Fate Winx Saga was filmed at Kilruddery House in county Wicklow, while My Father's Dragon in Kilkenny alongside Cartoon Saloon. Meanwhile, Vikings Valhalla is currently in production in Ashford, county Wicklow.

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