New customers looking to sign up for Netflix will now be paying $8.99 a month instead of $7.99 (UK subscribers will also pay an extra £1 per month, while European subscribers will pay an extra €1 per month). However, customers with existing plans won’t feel the price increase for two more years.
At least customers can see where that money is going. In the next couple of years, Netflix is expanding its original content slate with shows like the Wachowski’s “Sense8″ and the Marvel “Defenders” limited series. Additionally, Chelsea Handler is rumored to have a new show on the streaming site.