Netflix may soon charge you even more for 4K and HDR

Netflix may soon charge you even more for 4K and HDR

Spotted by Italian blog Tutto Android, it seems Netflix wants to add the ability to view the latest programming in High Dynamic Range (HDR) as well as 4K. Some users in Europe have discovered an "Ultra" service plan that is costlier than the "Premium" option.

The new subscription tier was first discovered by the Italian website TuttoAndroid.

Another inconsistency might be more concerning to Netflix fans: while the desktop versions of Netflix's European sites show unchanged Standard and Premium plans, mobile browsers show that Standard has been stripped of one of its two simultaneous streams, while Premium has lost two. With this new Ultra plan the SD plan still provides only 1 stream but the HD plan will move to 1 stream and the Premium plan will drop to 2 streams. Would another price hike encourage you to send the streaming giant packing? No comment was made on whether Netflix plans on testing this new Ultra subscription tier in the U.S.

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Netflix's current plans go for €7.99, €10.99, and €13.99 respectively.

Meanwhile, in a statement to CNET, Netflix has said that it is "continuously" testing new things and that a test does not necessarily indicate plans for a full rollout.

You might have to pay a lot more for your Netflix subscription if your account is regularly used on more than two devices.

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It's unclear how far Netflix intends to develop its new tier, though the streaming service has confirmed the tests are taking place. Time will tell whether Netflix decides to make any official changes to its pricing structure and roll them more widely.

HDR is the latest technology to arrive in TVs and creates a wider gamut of colours, allowing for a more vivid image and better contrast.

The spokeswoman also clarified that the test is being conducted on a limited number of people, and not all Netflix subscribers will get the specific price points and features.

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