Netflix has announced its latest pricing tier, Basic with Ads. The plan, which will cost $6.99 per month, will be launched in 12 countries including the United States this November. Basic with Ads is around 30 pc cheaper than a Basic Netflix subscription, which costs $9.99 per month.
Basic with Ads and Basic Netflix subscription plans will permit users to stream content in 720p/HD, but the Basic with Ads plan will feature limited commercial breaks. Netflix said that Basic with Ads users should expect to see an average of four to five minutes of commercials per hour of streaming. At launch, ads will be 15 or 30 seconds in length, which will play before and during shows and films. Netflix also said that a limited number of movies and TV shows won’t be available due to licensing restrictions, which they are working on and no ability to download titles.
Basic with Ads will not be available in India for now and will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.