Netflix raises HD subscription price for new subscribers

On the plus side, the Premium tier, which includes some 4K Ultra HD content, keeps its £8.99 price tag, as does the Basic Netflix package, which remains at £5.99.

According to an email sent out to subscribers, the price change only affects new members - for now.

The Netflix email reads: "As a thankyou for being a member of Netflix already, your current plan and price will not change for one year". So, it seems Netflix isn't ruling out an increase for all Standard subscribers at some point in 2016...

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Netflix also confirmed that its user interface update, first mooted back in April, will roll-out wordwide during the course of June. The company claims the changes "bring video playback forward into the browsing experience".

Finally, the Marriott Hotel chain has announced that it's going to be allowing customers to either subscribe or sign into their Netflix accounts in their room through web-connected TVs.

Starting off with select hotels in the US, the initiative is set to be live in 100 hotels by the end of 2015 and nearly all 300 of its stateside hotels by the end of 2016.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.