The Digital Service Tax went live at the start of the year.
We knew that several digital services would go up in terms of pricing, and Netflix is one of them. We have already seen the changes for services such as Airbnb.
The video-sharing company has announced that it will adjust its prices upwards.
The changes will start from May 24, so you need to buckle up because the hike is substantial, especially for the top plan.
At the moment, the charges are as follows:
|Monthly Price (KES)||700||950||1200|
|Laptop, Phone, TV, Tablet||YES||YES||YES|
Pricing from May 24, 2021
|Price per month (KES)||700||1100||1450|
|No of phones/tabs you can have downloads on||1||2||4|
The jump in pricing is significant for the Premium plan. The basic plan still costs the same KES 700, but its offerings are very limited.
For context, other platforms cost less. Showmax’s mobile-only tier is only KES 300. Prime Video cost USD 5.99. However, they are not as popular as Netflix, although both have their nice perks too.
So, are you going to pay an extra 250 bob for Premium, will you pick Standard instead, or will you pick another streaming platform altogether?