is testing price increases for customers looking to sign up to the service on weekends.

The company raised prices by as much as $3 AUD for a number of users in Australia, as part of a trial.

Netflix hasn’t confirmed whether or not customers in other markets will be included in the test, and hasn’t yet revealed any of its findings.

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It appears to be a similar model to that employed by companies such as train operators and hotels, which tend to increase prices when demand is high.

It seems that customers can swerve the higher prices simply by signing up to Netflix during the week, and continue to binge on the service on weekends without having to pay the inflated fees.

According to , prices for some customers in Australia rose from $8.99 to $9.99 per month for the Basic plan, $11.99 to $13.99 for the Standard plan and $14.99 to $17.99 for the Premium plan.

The prices increased at the weekend, before returning to normal on Monday.

“We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time,” said the company. 

“In this case, we are testing slightly different price points to better understand how consumers value Netflix. Not everyone will see this test and we may not ever offer it generally.”

, which appeared to have been stolen from Hollywood-based audio post-production company Larson Studios.

It’s also threatening to leak “hundreds of GBs” of unreleased media from a number of shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and New Girl. 


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