Netflix’s ad-supported tier, “Basic” Officially launches for 12 countries

Today, Netflix officially launched its eagerly anticipated ad-supported tier,” Basic”. As the name suggests, this is a more affordable subscription that will be available in 12 countries starting next month.

The Basic subscription comes with “an average of 4 to 5 minutes of advertisements each hour” with video quality up to 720p/HD. Ads will initially run for between 15 and 30 seconds apiece and will appear before and during television programs and movies. The majority of the Netflix library should be accessible, but “a limited number” of TV series and films won’t be because of licensing limitations, despite Netflix’s assurances that it is working to resolve them. The download feature is also not available for this plan.

The plan is designed to complement Basic, Standard, and Premium and decrease the barrier to entry into the Netflix stable, as there are no modifications to the current plans. However, it begs the question of how many of those who aren’t subscribers yet will ultimately decide to sign up now that a slightly less expensive tier is accessible. When Netflix reports on how the new plan has been performing, we’ll most likely get the results in a few months.

Price and Availability

The subscription costs $6.99 in the US, CAD 5.99 in Canada, or £4.99 in the UK per month. It will be available for the following 12 nations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, UK, and US.

The new package will be available starting on November 1 in Canada and on November 3 in the US and the UK.

via - GSMArena

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