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Netflix UK raising prices

Netflix is raising the cost of some of its UK subscriptions from next month. The streaming service said the price rises are necessary to cover the cost of content. Its standard monthly package will go up from £8.99 to £9.99 whilst its premium offer will rise from £11.99 to £13.99. The basic plan remains at […]

January 7, 2021

Research: 5m UK homes paying too much for broadband

Five million UK households who are out of contract with their broadband supplier have been put off switching as they don’t have confidence in the process, which has seen them over pay by £804 million, according to research from Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service. Households whose broadband deals

January 7, 2021

Report: Some gamers face 6 week wait to download PS5 games

In the midst of a second lockdown, Sony’s PlayStation 5 is about to launch and provide millions of gamers with something new to play as the nation is forced to stay at home. For gamers who haven’t yet ordered physical copies of a game, they’ll have to download these from the PlayStation store. But, with […]

November 18, 2020

Data: Aberdeen & Darlington see biggest broadband improvement

Uswitch, the UK-based broadband price comparison service, has released data exploring which regions have seen the biggest changes to their broadband speed – and it’s not good news for everyone. Seeing the biggest improvement in broadband speed, with an increase in 77.8 per cent between 2019 and 2020, was Aberdeen. Second was Darlington (65.7 per […]

October 29, 2020

Research: ‘Netflix binges mean a €2bn+ electricity bill’

Consumers spend more than £2 billion (€2.23bn) globally to cover the electricity needed to watch Netflix for an average of two hours per day according to research from comparison and switching service Uswitch.com. The research took global costs per KWh and average television energy consumption to calculate the total cost of energy used to watch […]

July 10, 2020