T-Mobile’s Netflix On Us will cover the cost of Netflix price increase


Netflix today confirmed that it’s raising prices on all of its streaming plans for U.S. subscribers, but T-Mobile says that nothing is changing for its customers right now.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says that despite the Netflix price hike, T-Mo’s Netflix On Us feature won’t change “for now”. Legere adds that T-Mobile is working with Netflix to “determine what impact, if any, this may have down the road.” More info should be available by May 1.

I contacted T-Mobile to ask about the Netflix On Us Premium add-on, which lets customers pay $3 per month to get the premium Netflix plan rather than the standard plan. T-Mo reiterated to me that nothing is changing for now.

The Netflix price increase affects all three of the service’s streaming plans in the U.S. The standard plan, which offers HD streaming and support for streaming on two devices at the same time, is growing from $11 per month to $13. The base plan offers SD streaming for one device and is increasing from $8 per month to $9. Finally, the premium plan offers UHD streaming when available and streaming on up to four devices at the same time, and its price is growing from $14 per month to $16.

These price increases will take effect immediately for new Netflix subscribers and will roll out to existing customers over the next three months.

Netflix On Us originally launched in September 2017. With it, customers with two or more lines on a T-Mobile One tax inclusive voice plan can get a free Netflix standard subscription. T-Mo covered the higher pricing the last time that Netflix hiked prices, and it looks like that’ll be the case again with this latest price increase.

Source: John Legere (Twitter)

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