The popular web based TV and movie streaming service, Netflix, is putting up its prices for new users in Ireland and around the globe. 

The company is introducing three new price plans, which come into effect from today. 

The first allows one screen to be watched at a time in standard definition for €7.99 per month. 

The second plan allows two screens to be simultaneously used for watching movies and TV programmes through the service in HD for €8.99 per month. 

The final plan, aimed at families, allows four screens to be used at the same time, all in HD, for €11.99 a month. 

Current users will continue to pay the same amount for a further two years. 

Netflix says its needs to put up its prices because it is continuing to add more movies and TV shows to its service. 

Users can continue to change plans at any time without penalty or commitment, and new members can still get a free trial of whichever plan they prefer.