More changes are coming this year to Netflix as the streaming battles intensify into the summer season.
Netflix told CTV News in Canada that it is getting rid of its cheapest ad-free tier, the Basic Plan, which is $9.99 CAD a month. By getting rid of that plan, it would force new and returning customers to sign up for its service at $16.49 CAD a month if they are looking to get the ad-free version of the streaming service.
Here is everything that is included in the Basic Plan:
- Unlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
- Watch on 1 supported device at a time
- Watch in HD
- Download on 1 supported device at a time
If Canadian users are looking to get cheaper Netflix, then they will have to subscribe to the ad-supported version of Netflix for $5.99 CAD a month.
While this has not happened in America just yet, what this could end up being is a test to see how successful it is in Canada, and then implement the plan into the U.S.
With that said, the Basic Plan is still available in the U.S., as of this article being written. However, Netflix does somewhat hide it. In order to see it, when viewing the plan options on Netflix’s website, you have to tap/click “See All Plans,” which then shows you the Basic Plan.
Netflix is currently available to stream on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.
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