Netflix Launches Less Expensive Plan With Advertisements After Subscribers Drop-Off

Netflix Launches Less Expensive Plan With Advertisements After Subscribers Drop-Off

Netflix has reported another less expensive plan “Basic with Ads”, after subscriptions plummet.

Costing about 33% of what individuals are right now paying for the streaming service, the new plan at $6.99 a month will start off in Australia on November 3.

The less expensive alternative will have four to five minutes of advertisements per hour, with subscribers unable to download shows and films to watch offline.

New releases will include ads toward the beginning of the stream, while TV series and older movies will have 15 or 30-second advertisements previously and during the viewing.

Also, a few movies and TV shows won’t be accessible on the less expensive plan.

“With the addition of our new plan at $6.99 a month, we’re really excited to be able to offer that wide range and offer and a price and plan for every Netflix fan,” Netflix chief operating officer Greg Peters said.

Regardless of a lockdown-boom, the 15-year-old streaming service revealed losing 1.2 million subscribers in the first six-months of the year, forcing its hand into alternative revenue streams.

The platform has additionally confronted more competition as other paid and free-to-air streaming services have hit the market, including Amazon, Apple, Disney, ABC’s iview.

Australia is one of twelve nations carrying out the new Basic with Ads in November, including the US and the UK.

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