RTL now wants to make a lot of money with its still young streaming service. The broadcasting group will soon be expanding the RTL+ offering to include additional streaming content. At the same time, the subscription will be more expensive for all customers. If you want to save, you only have a few days left.
More expensive than Netflix: RTL + raises subscription prices
The prices for RTL+ will be raised shortly. The broadcaster, headquartered in Cologne, has now announced this. At the same time, a new subscription level for families will be introduced. The RTL+ premium subscriptionfor which customers pay the lowest price, increases as part of the restructuring from March 1, 2023 from 4.99 to 6.99 euros per month.
This first subscription level includes a lot of TV streaming content, but only a limited audio offer. However, customers receive this in the combination package RTL+ Max RTL+ and RTL+ music are intertwined here. Together it costs 9.99 euros per month for the first 6 months. After that, the monthly price increases to 12.99 euros. This offer will be canceled on the changeover date on March 1st, 12.99 euros will then become the normal price. If you want to secure the all-round offer for half a year cheaper, you should be quick (watch RTL +).
This will also be newly introduced RTL+ Family package. In terms of content, just like RTL + Max, everything that the streaming service has up its sleeve is included. For families, however, up to four parallel streams offered so that you can play different content on different devices at the same time. That will cost you then 18.99 euros per month – already a blatant announcement to charge more than Netflix.
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RTL has also closed a deal with Deezer: according to RTL, subscribers to RTL + Max and the Family package have access to the complete audio book and radio play catalog from Deezer, directly in the RTL+ app. This adds around 90,000 titles.
For Henning Nieslony, Chief Streaming Officer RTL Germany, RTL+ is making an “unbeatable offer. Because we are convinced that variety, simplicity and price are crucial” (source: RTL).
No more money for RTL – these are my reasons
RTL+ is getting more expensive. For me, my short-lived subscription is history. Anyway, I just wanted to try out whether the streaming service could be something for me. With the free trial month and then only 4.99 euros a month, that was fine with me. 6.99 euros per month without great show value and a lot of technical defects are too much for me. In addition, under RTL leadership, jobs are now being cut en masse and many magazines from the former trade publisher Gruner + Jahr – which now belongs to RTL – are being deprived of any means of subsistence. RTL doesn’t get any more money from me for that alone.