Netflix has decided to increase its monthly streaming plan in the U.S. by $1. This raise in fees is for new members only, while returning members will get to keep their rate of $7.99 for the next two years. Anyone signing up after today will now be charged $8.99. Here is the official email Netflix sent out to its members this morning:

In order to continue adding more movies and TV shows, we are increasing our price from $7.99 to $8.99 for new members. As a thank you for being a member of Netflix already, we guarantee that your plan and price will not change for two years.

You can review your membership details at any time by visiting Your Account. As always, if you have questions, we are happy to answer them. Please call us at any time at 1-888-357-1516.

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-The Netflix Team

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