Netflix to raise prices in UK

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  • MARKIV 5 Oct 2017 21:19:02 119 posts
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    Not strictly gaming, but digital entertainment all the same.

    Personally iíve never paid a penny to Netflix or Amazon video and just signed up with multiple email addresses for free trials on the odd occassiaons.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41516159

    Does anyone else in the UK actually subscribe to these services for video, if so what do you watch?
  • JiveHound 5 Oct 2017 21:20:53 8,948 posts
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    Does anyone actually subscribe to these?

    Er yes, as it happens quite a few.

    And there are non gaming sections in the forum.
  • askew 5 Oct 2017 21:20:55 15,569 posts
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    Not as drastic in percentage terms as the last rise, thankfully.
  • nickthegun 5 Oct 2017 21:21:41 71,915 posts
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    Thanks, brexit
  • MARKIV 5 Oct 2017 21:26:49 119 posts
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    @JiveHound you say people do, but does that mean yourself as a UK resident? What do you watch on it?
  • Dougs 5 Oct 2017 21:28:56 83,751 posts
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    Tv shows and movies
  • JamboWayOh 5 Oct 2017 21:30:26 3,365 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Tv shows and movies
    WTF?! Netflix shows tv and movies? Mind. Blown.
  • Tomo 5 Oct 2017 21:33:17 15,588 posts
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    Seems fair enough for a shit load of content and that they aren't afraid to have a punt on original, decent shows.
  • JiveHound 5 Oct 2017 21:34:54 8,948 posts
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    MARKIV wrote:
    @JiveHound you say people do, but does that mean yourself as a UK resident? What do you watch on it?
    Are you conducting a census?

    Currently US Shameless and a bit of 70s show but there are shit loads on THE LIST
  • Dougs 5 Oct 2017 21:35:58 83,751 posts
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    Narcos, Archer, Toast, Black Mirror for me.
  • askew 5 Oct 2017 21:37:10 15,569 posts
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    Don't tell him your name, Pike!
  • Frogofdoom 5 Oct 2017 21:39:12 6,115 posts
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    Always something worth watching on Netflix, its better value for money than the shitload I spend on virgin TV.
  • Kazuhira 5 Oct 2017 21:39:29 32 posts
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    Shit, man. Shame my salary hasn't gone up to accommodate.
  • Kazuhira 5 Oct 2017 21:40:54 32 posts
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    I get my money's worth out of it each month anyway. I rarely watch TV now except for a bit of cheeky Bake Off :)
  • MARKIV 5 Oct 2017 21:44:30 119 posts
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    @JiveHound no I just think Netflix is shit, but each to their own. 😄
  • SYS64738 5 Oct 2017 21:50:23 4,713 posts
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    It's better value than standard TV for sure. The original content alone makes it worth the subscription.
  • reviewer 5 Oct 2017 21:55:18 4,744 posts
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    MARKIV wrote:
    @JiveHound no I just think Netflix is shit, but each to their own. 😄
    But you care about it enough to spend any of your time creating a thread then lingering in it.

    Ok.
  • TheSaint 5 Oct 2017 21:56:26 17,400 posts
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    This Mark guy definitely subscribes to that streaming service that only shows the Kardashians.
  • ZuluHero 5 Oct 2017 21:57:49 5,883 posts
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    Netflix is probably the thing I watch most, star trek, stranger things, bojack horseman, rick and morty, black mirror, I'm even working my way through old stuff like red dwarf or big bang theory. I always find something to watch.

    I dip in and out of other things like now tv for Got or WD, but Netflix I've been with for ages...

    Edited by ZuluHero at 21:58:41 05-10-2017
  • Youthist 5 Oct 2017 22:00:17 12,861 posts
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    MARKIV wrote:
    Not strictly gaming, but digital entertainment all the same.

    Personally iíve never paid a penny to Netflix or Amazon video and just signed up with multiple email addresses for free trials on the odd occassiaons.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41516159

    Does anyone else in the UK actually subscribe to these services for video, if so what do you watch?
    What shite are you busy watching then?
  • Youthist 5 Oct 2017 22:01:37 12,861 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Netflix is probably the thing I watch most, star trek, stranger things, bojack horseman, rick and morty, black mirror, I'm even working my way through old stuff like red dwarf or big bang theory. I always find something to watch.

    I dip in and out of other things like now tv for Got or WD, but Netflix I've been with for ages...
    It's for sure the best on offer since they overhauled their model to focus on their own content.
  • OnlyJoeKing 5 Oct 2017 22:03:17 288 posts
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    I don't watch a lot on it really but still have it, it's nice to just bang something on with minimal hassle when you are tired. And regularly TV is awful and extortionate.

    Suppose a more relevant question night be "is anyone actually happy paying the extortionate monthly fees the likes of Sky, BT and Virgin charge"?

    I'd love the football channels but around fourty quid a month is a pisstake, and they don't even give you the HD channels at the lower tiers! Cunts.
  • DukeSilver 5 Oct 2017 22:07:48 2,418 posts
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    I'm a grown up so I can pay a small amount a day for some TV.
  • neilka 5 Oct 2017 22:28:15 20,578 posts
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    I only eat by hanging around the wheelie bins around the back of Greggs at closing time. Does anyone actually pay for food and if so what?
  • Kazuhira 5 Oct 2017 22:33:58 32 posts
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  • MrFlay 5 Oct 2017 22:35:55 3,593 posts
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    Is there much 4K content in Netflix? They're raising the top tier prices more significantly. That's probably due to people sharing accounts rather than demand for 4K content. I share my 2 screen tier with my brother and his family.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 5 Oct 2017 22:38:12 1,249 posts
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    MARKIV wrote:

    Does anyone else in the UK actually subscribe to these services for video, if so what do you watch?
    You're either too old or watch youtube to listen to music? I can't work it out :D
  • whatthefu 5 Oct 2017 22:58:42 1,006 posts
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    I hear Gregg's does good Sausage rolls.. would you do a review neilka?
  • MadCaddy13 5 Oct 2017 23:00:11 2,638 posts
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    So itís gone up by a £1. Thatís nothing compared to the robbing cunts that are virgin. I get a letter through the post every so often stating they will raise my bill by £4 a month. 4 fuckin quid?! How can you justify that
  • Jono62 5 Oct 2017 23:03:56 18,344 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    This Mark guy definitely subscribes to that streaming service that only shows the Kardashians.
    Hay U what are you talking about?
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