Netflix may move HDR streaming to more expensive 'Ultra' plan

Netflix could soon announce some changes to its pricing schedule with the addition of a fourth plan

Netflix could soon announce some changes to its pricing schedule with the addition of a fourth plan

There's no word yet from Netflix on these changes, nor has the company revealed whether or not similar steps would be taken in the United States.

The Ultra plan, that is how Netflix calls it right now, is the most expensive plan up to date. The pricing fluctuates but it seems to be anywhere between €16.99 and €19.99 per month. The prices for Standard and Premium plans would not be increased, but losing screens equals a price hike if you share your Netflix login.

The Ultra plan may affect some aspects of the current Premium plan, according to PhoneArena. Cord Cutting reports that the price changes depending on the browser that is used.

How much a month are you willing to pay for Netflix? The only difference appears to be that it supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) while all other plans on Netflix don't support the feature anymore according to the listing.

It's Premium subscribers who look to be hit hardest, who will not only see their maximum simultaneous streams drop from 4 to 2, but will lose out on the ability to view content in HDR entirely. This new Ultra tier of service would allow up to four devices to receive Ultra HD audio and video concurrently.

Cnet reports that some Italian customers of Netflix reported that Netflix halved the number of screens that customers can watch streams on simultaneously.

Joining the Base, Standard, and Premium, multiple users say the Ultra plan costs €16.99 in Italy, or €3 more than the Premium plan now available from the world's top streaming content provider.

The spokesperson added that not everyone will see the test taking place, and the company may not even implement the new subscription tier. Which plan are you subscribed to? One thing to note is the division of HD and Ultra HD, something that isn't made in the current offering of Netflix packages.

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