Netflix, a streaming service that lacks Exploding Watermelons but streams 9 seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond, will soon charge longtime users an extra $2 to use its services.
In October, Netflix raised the price of its standard streaming service to $9.99, but longtime subscribers who pay $7.99/month for the Standard package were grandfathered in. It seemed like we had a year until prices went up, but alas—it turns out our plan prices are only guaranteed through May 9th.
"Beginning in May, the price update is rolling out elsewhere based on member billing periods," Netflix said in a statement. "Impacted members will be clearly notified by email and within the service so that they have time to decide which plan/price point works best for them." That's the deal for $7.99 subscribers—if you pay $8.99 for the HD plan, you can stick with that price until October.
While the $2 increase isn't all that high on its on own, it's still a 25 percent price jump. You are, of course, welcome to cancel, but do note that a new season of Bojack Horseman is on its way, so you might want to wait.