netflix increases subscription charges in kenya

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Netflix [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa May 13, 2021

Netflix has increased its monthly subscription charges in Kenya effective this month after the company included a value-added tax charge in its billing.

Netflix reviewed its rates to Sh1,100 from Sh950 for the standard package and Sh1,450 from Sh1,200 for the premium package.

The price hikes, which took effect from the end of May, do not affect subscribers under the basic plan currently paying Sh700.

The digital tax, which came into effect on January 1, affected subscription-based media including online news and magazines subscriptions as well as online ticketing services.

Subscribers of the streaming network are being notified of the changes a week before they renew their subscriptions.

“Starting May 30, a value-added tax (VAT) will be included in your Netflix price,” read the company’s message to a subscriber.