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Netflix today announced the upcoming launch of the ad-supported tier that has been in the works for the last several months. The new "Basic With Ads" plan is priced at $6.99 per month in the United States, $3 cheaper than the standard Basic plan.

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Basic With Ads will be available alongside the Basic, Standard, and Premium plans, offering 720p streaming video. Netflix is also updating the standard Basic plan with 720p support when the Basic With Ads plan launches.

Netflix's new plan will offer most of the same TV shows, movies, and "personalized viewing experience," but subscribers will see between four and five minutes of ads per hour. Ads will vary from 15 to 30 seconds in length, and will play before and during shows and films.

There will be a selection of movies and TV shows that will not be available due to licensing restrictions, but Netflix has not provided a list of content that will be inaccessible.

Unlike with the plans without ads, the ad-based tier will not support downloading movies and TV shows for offline viewing.

Netflix Basic with Ads is set to launch on Thursday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. It will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.

Article Link: Netflix Announces 'Basic With Ads' Plan Priced at $6.99 Per Month
 

sw1tcher

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Looks like I was mostly correct when the majority of commenters assumed it would be in 480p quality.

Apparently no one read the Bloomberg article because nowhere does it say that this ad-supported and discounted plan will be in 480p. Nowhere. Yet people here are assuming that it will be.

My guess? $6.99 or $7.99 (same as the Disney+ with Ads plan) with ads, 1080p resolution, and limited to 1 stream at a time. Don't want ads? That'll be $9.99 for the basic plan (480p resolution and 1 stream at a time). Want no ads and a higher (1080p) resolution? That'll be $15.49 for the standard plan. Want even higher resolution and more than 2 streams? That'll be $19.99 for the premium plan.
 

antiprotest

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Reminder - you don't like ads? Pay $9.99. You are not forced to sign up for this plan.

Ready for the "ads suck. Netflix sucks. bla bla bla".

Just pay $10 and no ads.
You can say that about almost anything. "Just pay." Don't like how this country operates? "Just pay" to buy a continent and form your own. Don't like how iPhone works? "Just pay" to invent your own phone. Don't like your wife? "Just pay" and create another human from the ground up.

Don't like people complaining about Netflix on MacRumors? "Just pay" to buy the site and ban those users. But can you afford to buy MacRumors? And even if you can, is it worth it to you to buy the site just so you can ban those people? Well, some people don't want to pay Netflix that amount and still get ads, and they don't want to pay more just so to get rid of those ads.

You can always say "just pay." However, affordability (how much different people can budget for something like this) and value (what you get for how much you pay) are also two relevant factors in intelligent conversations. In fact, I will change my opinion and agree with you if you will "just pay." But it's probably not worth it to you.
 
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sw1tcher

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Netflix Basic with Ads is set to launch on Thursday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. It will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.

It should be pointed out that Canada and Mexico will get this Basics with Ads plan on Nov. 1, a couple days before the U.S. and other countries. Meanwhile, Spain gets it on Nov. 10. I don't know why the Netflix press release doesn't state this.
 
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