Customers enraged by Netflix's $2 price hike likely weren't paying attention two years ago.
Social media users took to Twitter this week to criticize the online streaming company for a "surprise" increase of its monthly fees for grandfathered users.
Turns out, Netflix revealed the change back in 2014 and reminded shareholders again in January with a letter.
"In Q2 and Q3, we'll be releasing a substantial number of our US members from price grandfathering on the HD plan and they will have the option of continuing at $7.99 but now on the SD plan, or continuing on HD at $9.99 a month," the company said in the letter.
The fee hike, which starts for some users in May, was first announced in 2014, when Netflix bumped its monthly fee for ner users from $7.99 to $8.99. At the time, the company told members who were already signed up that they would get a two-year reprieve from the hike. Now Netflix is ready to collect.