The lowest price Netflix subscription plan, the Basic package which costs just £5.99 a month, only allows users to watch on a single screen at a time, with downloads only available on one phone or tablet for offline viewing.

Plus, the Basic package only provides streaming in standard definition. has contacted Netflix for comment. But speaking previously to The Telegraph, a Netflix rep said: “Our price change reflects the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product.

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

The news comes after Netflix also raised the prices of its Standard and Premium plans in the States.

Back in October, Netflix increased Standard plan prices by one dollar, with Premium plan prices rising by two dollars.

Like with the UK, the price of the Basic Netflix package in America remained the same.


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