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

Netflix might be on the verge of launching its most expensive plan ever

Online streaming giant Netflix is reportedly testing a new subscription plan, which could hike prices again for some current consumers. They will still get Ultra HD resolutions where applicable, but supporting shows and films won't display the better contrast and colour range on offer with HDR. A bump up to Ultra would probably add a couple of quid to the price, judging by the Italian model.

The trial, first revealed online by an Italian blog called TuttoAndroid, is now being advertised to some potential customers across Europe, alongside the Basic ($7.99) Standard ($10.99) and Premium ($13.99) tiers.

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However, he missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Iran and failed to score in his side's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay in their last-16 encounter.

What's more, the new tier will bring the monthly price of the service's membership up a bit higher. Also, the standard plan may also be downgraded to just one screen at a time. If you fork out £9.99 each month you get premium, which gives you 4K streaming on select programmes and up to four screens at once, should you have multiple users in your home or just really love multitasking. If the new Ultra plan is launched, there could be a price hike of around $6, as pointed out by 9To5Mac. But, if things go ahead according to what we've seen, you can expect the value of the existing packages eroded in order to create the Ultra pricing tier.

The pricing tests have since been confirmed by Netflix to CNET, with CordCutting.com also noting that the test appears to be being rolled out across the continent with nations including Germany being trialled.

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Standard is now €10.99 and Base €7.99. Rather than being able to watch Netflix content on four screens simultaneously as it stands now, Premium subscribers might only have support for two screens, while the new Ultra plan will come with support for four displays.

How much a month are you willing to pay for Netflix?

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