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How much does a Netflix plan cost?

Netflix has three streaming plans, plus it has separate plans for borrowing movies and TV shows in disk format.
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March 6, 2022
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Netflix currently has over 60 million subscribers in the US and it continues to be the most popular of the premium streaming services. However, new competitors, especially Disney Plus, are nipping at Netflix’s heels for their share of the already crowded streaming pie, and the streaming wars are getting even more aggressive as more folks turn to these services for something to do. Many of the alternative services also cost less than all three of the Netflix price plans.

Read more: Best Netflix alternatives

Here’s a quick look at the current Netflix price plans, including how much they cost and what they have to offer. You can sign up for the service via the link below.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Chart of Netflix streaming plans

BasicStandardPremium
Price
Basic
$9.99 a month
Standard
$15.49 a month
Premium
$19.99 a month
Number of concurrent streams
Basic
1
Standard
2
Premium
4
Number of mobile devices for downloads
Basic
1
Standard
2
Premium
4
HD support
Basic
No
Standard
Yes
Premium
Yes
4K support
Basic
No
Standard
No
Premium
Yes

Netflix streaming price plans

Netflix plans are designed to cover not just the number of people that can share your account, but your video streaming quality as well. So how much does each of the Netflix plans cost, and what exactly are your membership options in 2022? Let’s jump right in.

Netflix plans

Basic

Price: $9.99/month

What you get: With a Basic Netflix plan, you really do just get the basics. It’s perfect for a casual media consumer who lives alone, though. The $9 price tag gets you access to the streaming service on one screen, in regular definition — no HD.

Standard

Price: $15.49/month

What you get: A Standard Netflix plan is perfect for couples who might want to be watching TV simultaneously in different rooms. You get access to the streaming service on up to two screens, and in HD, if you choose.

Premium

Price: $19.99/month

What you get: Premium Netflix gets you everything available with a Standard Netflix plan, but you can stream on up to four screens simultaneously, and also have the option of watching your favorite shows and movies in HD or even 4K. Perfect for a family or serious cinephile wanting the very best image quality.


Chart of DVD/Blu-ray plans

StandardPremiere
Price
Standard
$9.99 a month
Premiere
$14.99 a month
Number of disks borrowed at one time
Standard
1
Premiere
2
DVD support
Standard
Yes
Premiere
Yes
Blu-ray support
Standard
No
Premiere
Yes

DVD/Blu-ray

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Price: $9.99-$14.99/month

What you get: The company got its start by mailing disks to subscribers, The good news is that you can get still get a Netflix price and a plan for DVD and Blu-ray rentals if you want such a service — though only in the US. Believe it or not, you might want it! Unlike the streaming site, Netflix’s rental service (which it operates at DVD.Netflix.com) isn’t as hampered by rights and agreements with its disk offerings. You get a lot of choices, including some rare and hard-to-find titles that aren’t available to stream. The base rate of $9.99 gets you one DVD disk at a time, with unlimited amounts of disks per month. The other plan costs $14.99 and offers two disks at one time, again with unlimited number of disks you can borrow, with added support for Blu-ray disks.

You create a list of films you want to see, in whatever order you choose, and Netflix mails the first available title on your list, along with return postage. You can hold onto the one title for a day or six months or indefinitely, but you won’t get another disk until you return it.

Read more: Best movies on Netflix


FAQs

Q: Which Netflix plan is for serious streamers?
A: That’s definitely the Premium plan, which offers 4K support on many movies and TV shows, and up to four concurrent streams. It is expensive at $19.99 a month but it may be worth it if you are only using Netflix as your streaming video source.

Q: Do concurrent stream and download options change with each streaming plan?
A: Yes. The Basic plan just supports one concurrent stream at a time, and one device for download. The Standard plan increases those numbers to two for both, and the Premium plan doubles those numbers up again to four.

Q: Is there a plan that bundles a streaming plan together with a disk plan for a discount?
A: Not any more. While Netflix did offer those kinds of plans many years ago, it has decided to separate its streaming and disks plans.


That’s a look at the current Netflix plans. We will update this article if there are any changes.