Netflix Launches 1st Ever Ad-Supported Cheap Plans: Watch 30-Sec Ads & Save Rs 240/Month!
As we already know, the popular streaming services provider, Netflix, has been contemplating whether they should start showing ads to earn more money.
Netflix With Ads
It appears that the American subscription streaming service has finally figured out a business idea to include ads on its platform.
So far, Netflix hasn’t announced any plans to show ads to users in India.
Although, Netflix has gone ahead and launched a new plan called “Basic with Ads” in 12 countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.
How Does It Work?
When it comes to affordability, this is the most affordable Netflix monthly plan also comes with certain compromises like ads.
This plan will be available starting November 2022.
Netflix claimed that the launch ads will be 15 or 30 seconds in length, which will play before and during shows and films.
Coming to pricing, the regular Netflix basic plan costs $9.99 per month.
In this plan, users are allowed to watch on 1 supported device at a time.
This pack offers access to unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games in up to 720p HD resolution.
With the implementation of the ads, the new Netflix Basic with Ads plan costs $6.99 per month.
Simply put, the difference is that to save $3 monthly, users will have to watch ads.
Not just that they will also lose access to unlimited movies and TV shows.
The same is confirmed by Netflix, saying that with the ‘Basic with Ads’ plans, “some movies and TV shows will be unavailable.”
This plan will offer resolution of the content up to 720p HD.
It is noteworthy here that the users will have access to Netflix games without any ads.
Pouring light on the subject, Netflix said, “Unlike our other ad-free plans, ads will be shown before or during most TV shows and movies. Some movies and TV shows will not be available due to licensing restrictions, and downloads are not included,”.
Netflix In India
When it comes to India, the cheapest Netflix plan costs Rs 149 per month (under $2) without any ads, however, it’s a one-device, mobile-only plan.
On the premium side, the most expensive Netflix plan in India costs Rs 649 per month (around $8).