NETFLIX fans will soon be able to reduce their subscription bill in exchange for watching ads – but the idea might not be so bad, some fear.
The latest rumors suggest that the streaming giant may not be showing ads at all for some of its content.
Netflix is working on a new, cheaper tier, supported by ads, to prevent users from leaving the service.
Nearly a million have recently decided to unsubscribe as the cost of living crisis forces people to tighten their belts.
The Stranger Things hitmaker is yet to reveal how much the new plan will cost.
But experts have told The Sun they think it could be just £5.49/$7.99 in the UK and US.
Now a report from Bloomberg claims that the ads may not appear all the time.
Apparently Netflix could decide not to show advertisements for original films when they are first released and some children’s shows.
Some filmmakers may not allow Netflix to show ads at all during their production, so bosses are still trying to flesh out how the new tier will work.
It could be a good cost-saving trick for anyone hoping to cut back on their spending.
Although anyone thinking about it has been warned, there could be another big difference from the current three subscription options.
Netflix could also remove the ability to download shows offline to your smartphone and tablet.
It all comes as Netflix desperately tries to reverse its fortunes after Disney+ stole its crown as the most subscribed streamer.
One idea the company is considering is a crackdown on passwords shared with people outside of your household.
Account holders could be asked to pay extra if caught.
So far, it’s only being tested in five countries, including Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
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