Netflix Has Raised Its Monthly Canadian Subscription Prices

Netflix Has Raised Its Monthly Canadian Subscription Prices
The surge of the Omicron variant — and the litany of tours, festivals and awards shows it has affected — shows that COVID-19 isn't going anywhere. Chances are, between that and Netflix Canada's January 2022 lineup, we won't be far from our couches either, so it's worth noting that Netflix subscription prices have risen.

Last week (January 14), Netflix Inc. announced that its monthly price for two of three Canadian subscription tiers would increase by $1.50. The company also raised prices in the United States, by $1 to $2 per month, depending on the plan. 

In Canada, the price of Netflix's Standard plan — which allows for two users to watch the service on two screens simultaneously — increased from $14.99 to $16.49. The service's Premium plan, meanwhile, has gone from $18.99 to $20.99.

Netflix Canada's basic plan, which allows for viewing one screen at a time and does not offer high-definition video, remains unchanged at $9.99 per month. The latest price increases took effect immediately for new customers, while existing subscribers will see the changes reflected in monthly bills in the coming weeks.

Netflix Canada last raised its subscription prices in October 2020, following a prior increase in November 2018. In the past, the streaming giant has said the price increase allows them to "invest more in films and shows as well as the quality of members' product experience."