Netflix Is Testing a More Expensive Ultra HD 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. The main difference between Premium and Ultra, according to Variety, is the availability of HDR, also known as high dynamic range, which "provides more vibrant color reproduction and higher contrast".

Images grabbed from the website show that there are at least two possibilities being considered for the new tier, which would cost €16.99 - $16.99 in the US if the current pricing scheme is maintained.

The new subscription tier was first discovered by the Italian website TuttoAndroid. However, a whole new Ultra tier priced above the current offering, syphoning some of the benefits from the Premium tear? Meanwhile, the Standard tier would also be halved from two streams to one.

Similarly, the Standard subscription might be downgraded to just one display. The new Ultra offering would then have the four simultaneous streams that are now offered in the Premium plan.

It appears that Netflix runs a test right now in Europe and possibly in other regions as well that unlocks a fourth plan.

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Not all Netflix subscribers will see the test, Saran added, and Netflix may never offer these price points permanently.

A spokesperson from Netflix confirmed the tests to CNET, saying: "We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time". Currently, Premium subscribers can stream up to 4 screens simultaneously. Now this plan has not officially launched yet, but Netflix is currently testing it as an option for some subscribers.

Netflix now has three subscription plans: $7.99 Basic, $10.99 Standard and $13.99 Premium. Pricing and feature details could change - hopefully for the better.

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