Netflix's New Pricing Plan Could Sabotage Your Cherished TV Binges

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Despite its puzzling loyalty to Adam Sandler original productions and the frustrating ephemerality of great films that seem to disappear from its service over night (rights and licensing, blah, blah, blah), Netflix is undeniably A Good Thing... A Good Thing that could soon cost you extra.

Netflix is currently trialling a new policy that would increase the cost of a subscription.

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First pointed out by The Australian, the move could see viewers pay 20 percent more, increasing the basic service from $8.99 to $9.99 (£5.75) a month, the standard service from $11.99 to $13.99 (£8.30) a month and the premium service from $14.99 to $17.99 (£10.60) a month.

Thankfully, the trial is only live in Australia (unlucky, guys), with Netflix rushing to clarify that it currently has no plans to actually implement the new policy in Australia or anywhere else.

Plata or plomo, Señor Netflix?

"We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable. "In this case, we are testing slightly different price points to better understand how consumers value Netflix.

"Not everyone will see this test and we may not ever offer it generally."

That's what they all say...