Netflix makes changes to UAE pricing structure

The streaming service will be charged in dirhams rather than dollars

Netflix makes changes to UAE pricing structure

Streaming service Netflix has made a subtle change to its pricing system in the UAE.

Users here will now pay for the service in dirhams instead of dollars.

But don’t worry, it shouldn’t hike your bill up too much.

Customers on the basic one-screen subscription will now pay Dhs29 per month instead of $7.99 (Dhs29) and standard two-screen viewers will now pay Dhs39 instead of $9.99 (Dhs37).

Premium four-screen customers will be the only ones forking out more with payments rising 27 percent to Dhs56 from $11.99 (Dhs44).

The aim is to “deliver a more local experience” but in terms of prices we’re not going to see much difference.

The changes will take effect immediately as individual customers’ billing cycles come around.

This is the first time Netflix has changed its pricing structure locally since the launch in 2016 as it highlights its commitment to the region.

Last year the service launched its very first Middle Eastern Original, a stand-up special featuring Lebanese comic Adel Karam, and earlier this month its first regional original drama, Jinn, began shooting in Jordan.

Netflix also announced that since its launch in the UAE, the amount of global content available to viewers in the region has increased by 172 percent, with more than 100 new shows originating in 16 countries available to viewers here over the course of 2018.

We can’t wait for more binge-watchable shows.

Dhs29 (one screen), Dhs39 (two screens), Dhs56 (four screens). Changes effective immediately, www.netflix.com.

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