NJPW World announces upgrades, price increase beginning next billing cycle

Originally published at NJPW World announces upgrades, price increase beginning next billing cycle

New Japan World has unveiled several updates for the streaming service which will be accompanied by a price increase.

The company has announced the following upgrades including NJPW World accessible on iOS, Android, and Roku TV apps:

Fans will be able to enjoy content on dedicated iOS, Android and Roku TV apps, sample content in full HD, download video content to watch offline, as well as benefit from improved search functionality and a suite of UI/UX improvements. NJPW fans new and old will be able to enjoy New Japan action more than ever before. We’re excited to bring you more details about the new NJPW World soon.

In addition, New Japan World is increasing its monthly subscriber fee from ¥999 ($6.83 USD) to ¥1,298 ($8.87 USD) for existing subscribers and new subscribers signing up at $9.99 USD per month.

The following notes were provided by New Japan regarding the changes and how they will affect the user experience:

NJPW World’s current Amazon Fire TV app will not be supported after the NJPW World renewal. After the renewal, users will be able to download a new Fire TV App.

Please be advised that subscribers who have connected their World accounts to their Amazon accounts for monthly payments will have their monthly payment plan automatically cancelled from around mid September, with automatic payments ceasing thereafter.

There may be a brief period where new account registration, as well as account cancellation will not be available to users as we transition to the new service. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Current NJPW World subscribers will have their accounts automatically transferred to the new service, with no additional registration required. Those who purchased the following pay per view content will also have the events automatically available in their library.

New Japan World launched in December 2014 after gaining traction through the streaming of its events on the Ustream and NicoNico platforms beginning in 2012 and coinciding with the company’s rise in international popularity.