Subscription services can get a little expensive, especially when they start adding up! Netflix is no stranger to price increases, we all know that but the popular streaming platform is changing up the game. Netflix is now launching a cheaper subscription option starting next month. But there’s a catch.
Introducing “Basic with Ads“, Netflix’s new lower-priced ad-supported plan. The new subscription will cost Canadians $5.99 a month and is set to launch in November.
But what’s the catch? Though you’ll still be able to watch a variety of TV shows and movies, the video quality will be less.
You can expect video quality up to 720p/HD, about four to five minutes of ads per hour, no ability to download titles, and a “limited” number of movies and TV shows won’t be available “due to licensing restrictions – which according to Netflix, “we’re working on.”
“We’re confident that with Netflix starting at $5.99 a month, we now have a price and plan for every fan. While it’s still very early days, we’re pleased with the interest from both consumers and the advertising community — and couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead. As we learn from and improve the experience, we expect to launch in more countries over time,” said the streaming platform via its announcement.
Basic with Ads will be available in 12 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the US.
You can sign up for the service just like any of its other offerings, starting November 1.