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If You Are A Netflix Lover We Have Some Bad News For You

Bad news, Netflix junkies: Your bill (might) be going up soon.

On Tuesday, the popular streaming site announced longterm users paying $7.99 per month on an old plan will have to start forking over $9.99 a month in order to keep watching movies and TV in high-definition. Subscribers looking to continue paying $7.99 can do so, but they'll be downgraded to standard definition.

Netflix announced the price hike in a letter to shareholders, according to TIME. Though the increase adds up to about $25 annually, the company doesn't expect to lose many subscribers, especially since all customers who signed up over the past two years are already paying $9.99.

Fortunately, the increase only applies to those users who've been grandfathered in on Netflix's old, cheaper plan. Though it's unclear how many users will be affected.

Citations: Netflix Is About To Get More Expensive for Some Users (TIME), Being a Loyal Netflix Customer Is About to Get a Lot More Expensive (Cosmopolitan)