That so-called The company plans to launch a “low-budget” subscription plan at the beginning of next year, but new news about it could disappoint some users. It is still unofficial information, but most media portals reported that users of these cheaper subscriptions will have certain restrictions.
It is primarily about how Netflix plans to end the ability to download and download content for offline viewing for users of future cheaper subscriptions.
Unfortunately, this is not the only restriction that is planned to be introduced.
Users of cheaper subscriptions also, according to some information, will not have the option of prematurely removing ads and commercials, which is the method used by all other well-known streaming services in the world. If you watch video clips on YouTube, you already know that you can pause the ad duration after a 5- or 10-second countdown to get to the content you wanted to watch sooner.
Apparently the same won’t be possible on Netflix as video controls won’t be enabled for the duration of the ad.
An additional series of bad news was completed by rumors that cheaper subscriptions should not have the same content as other, more expensive, subscriptions. Some of the top people from Netflix have already confirmed the same during several interviews, where it could be subtly read that the company’s plan is to redirect as many users as possible to more expensive subscription plans.
Netflix is definitely serious about ads, and it will certainly be an interesting way to bring them closer to users. Some information is already coming out that says that users will have to specify the settings that are part of the so-called “ad experiencea“.
This is one of the messages that should appear within the Netflix app when specifying ad settings:
“Now, let’s set up your ad experience. We just need a few details to make sure you get the most relevant ads on Netflix. It’ll be really quick, we promise!”
We have already written about how Microsoft is Netflix’s exclusive advertising partner who will be in charge of their sales, so it remains to be seen what changes users expect in this regard and how they will affect the viewership of the popular streaming service.
Analysts from Wall Street believe that with this cooperation and the introduction of ads within subscriptions, Netflix should profit financially and increase its user base.
All new information coming in regarding Netflix’s new subscription models is closely monitored and analyzed. Many of them are unofficial and you definitely have to wait for the company’s official announcement about the planned changes.
What is certain is the fact that there is a lot of discussion about subscription models and that Netflix does not yet have a concrete vision for them, but some of the information coming out to the media shows that some things will no longer be the same as before.
Written by: Ervin Mičetić