Netflix Gets Costly With A KES 250 Bump On Its Premium Plan

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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:

BASICSTANDARD PREMIUM
Monthly Price (KES)7009501200
HD AvailableNOYESYES
UHD AvailableNONOYES
Screens124
Laptop, Phone, TV, TabletYESYESYES
Unlimited ContentYESYESYES
Cancel AnytimeYESYESYES

Pricing from May 24, 2021

BASICSTANDARDPREMIUM
Price per month (KES)70011001450
HDNoYesYes
UHDNoNoYes
Screens124
No of phones/tabs you can have downloads on124
Unlimited contentYESYESYES
CancellationYESYESYES

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?


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