Netflix may soon charge you even more for 4K and HDR

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As per a report in Tutto Android, Netflix is planning to release the new Ultra tier priced at Euro 16.99 (roughly Rs. 1,400).

Unfortunately for existing Italian subscribers of the €13.99 Premium tier, they'll be reduced to two simultaneous streams if the new Ultra tier launches.

If the Ultra tier is rolled out after the trials, Premium subscribers will no longer get HDR support.

The difference between Ultra and the present Premium tier is subtle.

Cnet reports that some Italian customers of Netflix reported that Netflix halved the number of screens that customers can watch streams on simultaneously. But with a high price, it should expect rivals like Amazon, Hulu, and Apple to compete by undercutting it, and potentially offering new movies and shows from major distributors through their services earlier than Netflix can. This time, the company is testing price electivity.

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The change may come as a surprise as Netflix states on its website that all four screen Netflix plans support HDR (Dolby Vision and UltraHD Premium).

A basic account gets you standard definition and just the one screen at a time, while the standard £7.99 package gives you HD and doubles the screens. In Europe, however, this Ultra tier is being pitched at €16.99 - or around £15.

"We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time", Smita Saran, a Netflix spokeswoman, said in an email.

Keep in mind that Netflix has yet to officially change its current plans yet, so you might want to wait to see what the streamer does before you start looking at other apps as a replacement.

Wallets at the ready - Netflix could be about to introduce a new more expensively priced subscription tier that offers the best of the streaming service's features, but at the expense of those already paying top dollar.