About 17 million people will soon see a larger bill from Netflix and most who use the DVD rental and streaming service have no idea.
Netflix began to raise the price of the streaming plan for new subscribers in May 2014 from $8.99 to $9.99 per month. Existing subscribers were grandfathered into a $7.99 plan.
Netflix’s new monthly rate is still cheaper than a commercial free Hulu subscription, which runs $11.99 a month. It is more expensive than an Amazon Prime subscription that costs $99 annually.