Some people pay up to 10 times more than their peers for online subscriptions, according to new research.
A new survey by YouGov found that online services from top US brands Amazon and Netflix topped a survey of 1,000 US adults that found nearly half of respondents had paid at least twice as much for their online services as they did in 2015.
It was the latest research to suggest that online prices have risen dramatically since 2014, when Google introduced its $99+ per month Google Fiber service to some US cities.
Netflix’s prices had been much lower in the same year, but now it is among the top three services in terms of price, according.
Google’s prices have also gone up since the introduction of its Fiber service, but it is now cheaper than the $10-per-month service it introduced in 2015, according a company spokeswoman.
The YouGov survey of adults aged 18 and over was conducted between June 15 and June 22.
The average price for a Netflix membership is $79.99 per month, but the survey did not include price comparisons between services from the same provider.
It found that most people paid about $3 per month more than they paid for the same amount of time for Amazon Prime membership, but only 27% paid more than $20 per month for Netflix.
Netflix said it was “unlikely” its membership would ever surpass Amazon’s for the length of a year.
Amazon Prime members paid more for the entire year of 2017 than its competitors, according the company.
But the average Netflix monthly bill is $15.97, compared with $15 for Amazon’s monthly members.
The survey also showed that Amazon’s membership is cheaper for those over 50, compared to those under 45.
The total average monthly cost for Netflix is $89.99, compared in price to $109.99 for Amazon.
Google Fiber also comes with an annual subscription price, but most of its customers pay the monthly price upfront and don’t need a service thereafter.
Amazon, Netflix and Google have all started offering deals on their services to customers in the past year.
In the US, it has become increasingly popular to stream video over the internet, and there are now plans from many major providers to offer access to video and streaming apps for $99 a month.
Netflix is offering video streaming for free through its Prime service.
YouGov also found that in many countries, people are paying more for Netflix than for other streaming services, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
The US also has a growing number of households that pay for high-speed broadband.
Netflix had the largest number of American households who paid for high bandwidth internet at nearly three times the rate of its competitors.
Google had the second-largest number of US households paying for high speed broadband at nearly half the rate.