At $7 per month, Netflix Basic with Ads will limit you to 720p and serve four to five ads per hour. You will also miss some content.
Starting next month, you can enjoy a new Netflix Basic plan with Ads for only $6.99 per month. It is an affordable option for users, but it is not all good news either.
Earlier this year, Netflix revealed that an affordable, ad-supported plan would arrive in 2023 to win back many of the subscribers it lost over the last 12 months, but then rumors suggested a launch before the end of the year. Well now it’s official and Netflix has just announced its new basic plan with announcements coming on November 3rd.
Netflix Basic with Ads will cost $6.99 in the US and launch in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and the UK to start. The company says that users can expect around 4-5 ads per hour, which are between 15 and 30 seconds long. However, that’s not the only thing you’ll want to consider.
Unsurprisingly, thanks to previous rumors, Netflix’s new ad plan won’t have as many features or content as regular plans. For starters, it will only stream your favorite movies and shows in 720p resolution, which might make it impossible for some users to do so.
Netflix Basic with Ads still works on a wide range of TVs, consoles and mobile devices, but you won’t be able to download content for offline viewing as that will be a feature reserved for more expensive plans. Additionally, Netflix confirmed that “A limited number of movies and TV shows will not be available due to licensing restrictions, which we are working on.“
Overall, this new ad-supported tier of Netflix is competitively priced and should give users and potential customers more choice. That said, don’t be surprised if the price increases in a few years, something we’ve seen time and time again from the streaming giant.