Furious Canadians Are Threatening Netflix On Twitter After It Announced Major Price Increases
It looks like Canadians just gained a new enemy.
Just this morning, Netflix Canada announced a new change that no one will be happy to hear about. As competition amongst streaming service heightens, the mega company has announced a new price hike on all subscription plans.
Top 10 Most Savage Tweets About Netflix Canada's Price Increase
TL;DR Netflix Canada has announced a major price hike on all monthly subscription plans. Below are just some of the angry tweets by Canadians in response to Netflix.
The basic Netflix Canada plan will be raised by a dollar, making it $9.99 per month. The price increases only worsen from here in the more popular monthly plans.
The standard plan will now cost $13.99 per month, an extra $3. The most expensive prices are saved for premium subscribers, which is definitely the most common plan.
With this subscription you get ultra high definition 4K video, and you can have up to four simultaneous streams at once. The new price? $16.99 a month, $3 more than it had costed before.
In response to the unpleasant announcement, Canadians aren't being shy at expressing their rage and resentment of Netflix right now:
@Netflix_CA I find it amazing that you seem to increase prices due to your lack of programming. Canada lacks most programming then all of your regions. I'm upset that you keep increasing your crap shows and yet charge us more to watch them.— James. (@canyouseethisid) November 29, 2018
You have lost a long time customer.
@Netflix_CA in light of price hikes exclusively in Canada, please explain why only Canadians are having to pay more for this service. The very least @netflix could do is match its shitty Canadian offerings to its American ones. Feels like a slap in the face.— Saira (@sairasmth) November 29, 2018
netflix canada really out here jacking up the prices when they have the worst library selection.— ron 🐝 (@ronstrikesback) November 29, 2018
then again, maybe now they can afford better content. 🤷🏻♀️
Wow.....keep going Netflix ...you are making this unaffordable. I might as well have CABLE!! 3 FLIPPING DOLLAR INCREASE IN CANADA, YET LESS IN THE USA AND OTHER COUNTRIES!!!! NOW 16.99 A MONTH!!— Joseph Reid (@reid_gargramel) November 29, 2018
Netflix has also announced that the new prices are effective immediately for new subscribers, while pre-existing users will be notified by email before receiving their next bill.
The main purpose for the price hike is supposedly because the added charges will help fund new Netflix series and films, but it just doesn't look like many people are convinced.
If Netflix Canada wants to raise their prices they better raise their movie game at the same time. Shits whack.— Christian Chernoff (@twoopmasta) November 29, 2018
@netflix HIKING PRICE BY $3 IN CANADA. CANCELLING MY MEMBERSHIP TONIGHT.— Graham Little (@LondonOntMan) November 29, 2018
Screw you, Netflix. Already paying too much in Canada for you to give the US subscribers better content. Done with this shit— Thomas #LeafsForever (18-8-0) (@HockeyEckspert) November 29, 2018
Raising subscription prices is a good way to remind people that, "Oh, yeah. I've been paying for Netflix and I haven't watched anything on there in months. Guess I better cancel it." Thanks, Netflix Canada!— UltraPrimal (@UltraPrimal) November 29, 2018
@netflix I swear to god if you try to put your prices up by $3 a month in Canada you better have plans to add all of the American shows we don’t have bc that price increase for nothing is bullshit— d (@maeinthemiddle) November 29, 2018
looks like Netflix is gouging and screwing Canada once again with a ridiculous price hike! You can shove your subscription of this is how this crap will roll! Rip off artists!— kenkell1 (@kenkell1) November 29, 2018
And while most of us are pretty furious with the new prices, some Canadians are turning to humour to express their concerns with the streaming service:
If fewer Netflix Canada subscribers had shared their password to non-subscribers & most of those non-subscribers had subscribed, perhaps the subscription fees wouldn't have been hiked. Just a thought.— Ian (@ianberg) November 29, 2018
I was really worried about the Netflix Canada hike, but I'm only on a basic plan so I'm unaffected.. but all this commotion did remind me that I pay for Netflix every month and haven't used it in ages. I'm gonna cancel anyways lmao— Kim Yubin 🌺 (@fuckboyxiaojun) November 29, 2018
I see a lot of people blaming Adam Sandler for the Netflix Canada price increase, but really I blame the people who watched all the Adam Sandler content.— Ian Borsuk (@iancborsuk) November 29, 2018
Additional generic whiny tweet about @Netflix Canada raising its price, claiming I'll leave...though we all know we all won't. Next.— A (@octobermidnight) November 29, 2018
How do you feel about Netflix Canada's new price hike? Let us know! Stay tuned for more information and breaking news about the streaming service.