TORONTO – Another traveler on the road is the traveler for Netflix Canada's participants, as competition is warming up among the largest streaming video services.
The company for "Narcos" and "Orange is new black" presented its biggest increase in prices for new customers as well as for current members.
Netflix's standard plan will now cost $ 3 – or $ 13.99 a month – to track content on two screens at a time.
The basic plan – which does not offer high definition video and allows only one stream – raises the dollar to $ 9.99 a month.
Subscribers to premium plans pay another $ 3 – or $ 16.99 a month – for up to four current streams and 4K high definition video.
Netflix says higher prices are immediately effective for new subscribers, while existing users will be informed by e-mail before their accounts increase in the coming weeks.
The company last year raised the price of most plans by a dollar a year and a half ago.
Netflix says that this step will help fund upcoming TV series and movies and overall Netflix platform improvements.
But the company will face intense competition next year as the number of channels on the Canadian market with attractive offers is on the rise.
Earlier this month, Bell Media introduced a higher level of its Crave streaming service, including the selection of recent Hollywood films and new HBO programs. The pack, called Crave +, costs about $ 20 a month.
The next year Disney will enter the market with its own streaming platform. Disney + is expected to be supplied with movies and original series as the predecessor of "Star Wars: Rogue One" and superhero Marvel show based on Loki from "Thor" and "The Avengers".
Other platforms could come in the future, including a new service run by Criterion specializing in classic movies, and CBS All Access, dedicated to its library of original shows that include "Tell Me A Story" and "Strange Angel" .