Netflix announced increase in the price of two services for Portugal, but this is not the only platform for streaming raised the price list with the introduction of new content.
Disney + is one example. Arrived at Portugal in September 2020after some anticipation from consumers of content from Walt Disney, Marvel and Pixar. Upon arrival, the cost of the service. streaming it was € 6.99 per month or € 69.99 per year, but has grown with new content.
BUT Star brand introductionwhich has television content for an older audience, at the end of last year forced Disney to increase the cost of the service by two euros, setting it at 8.99 euros per month or 89.99 euros per year, including that cost. effective February 2021
The price hike was justified even by the inclusion of “a vast collection of the best TV series and original films,” as well as the FX series and films of the 20th century.
Netflix this Thursday justified a price increase to improve the catalog and quality of service. Modality standard increased by one euro, from 10.99 euros to 11.99 euros, while the prize rose from 13.99 euros to 15.99 euros, an increase of two euros.
Netflix prices have already surged in 2017 after previous gains in the US and UK (the first country to experience price fluctuations in Europe). At the moment, the base plan was the only one that has not changed, remaining at 7.99 euros per month. However, the plan standard increased by one euro, rising to 10.99 euros per month, and the plan the prize rose by two euros to 13.99 euros.
At the time of the last price hike in 2017, Netflix had been in the Portuguese market for two years, increasing its content to watch by 53%. The company is now also focusing on the production of its own content in Portugal, for example, film “Glory”…
Despite the price increase, these two services do not offer a trial period for their services.
Amazon Prime also decided to raise its price in a month. All Amazon Prime services (shipping, video, games, Lightning Deals, Amazon Photo) are now € 5.99, up € 2 in June. Until Amazon decided to take effect in Portugal, the Prime Video service cost € 3.99. The cinematic catalog features exclusive films and series, namely The Marvelous Miss Meisel, nominated for an Emmy Award.
The Filmin platform currently also offers two price lists: € 6.95 for the basic service or € 14.99 for a plus, with some additional benefits over the base. HBO, which will soon become HBO Max as in the US, costs 4.99 € and is currently one of the platforms for streaming cheaper in the country.