Netflix is quite possibly the biggest name in the streaming world, but they do have some tough competition.
Disney+ is a main competitor for Netflix, and the service is even supposed to have more subscribers than Netflix in the next few years. Other services also have less expensive subscription options thanks to the inclusion of ads, which Netflix doesn’t currently use, but ads could be coming to Netflix sooner than you think!
Netflix could introduce ads to its service by the end of the year, according to the Orlando Sentinel. This timeline is apparently more accelerated than originally indicated, the company wrote to employees in a recent note.
In the note, executives at Netflix said they are aiming to introduce their lower-priced ad-supported tier in the last 3 months of 2022, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The note also mentioned that’s around the time they want to start cracking down on password sharing, which we had previously told you about.
Netflix has never had an ad-supported subscription before and said multiple times that commercials wouldn’t be on the streaming platform, but that seems to be changing in the near future.
Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first 3 months of 2022, which is the first time a loss like that has happened at the service in a decade. They also said they expect to lose 2 million MORE subscribers in the upcoming months.
The most popular Netflix plan right now costs $15.49, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The new ad-supported tier would cost less. Other streaming services, like HBO Max, Hulu, and Peacock, do currently have tiers both with and without ads. But, some services, like Disney+, still do not have ads on their streaming services (although, that could change!).
We’ll keep you updated on anything that’s announced about ads on Netflix, so stay tuned to All Ears for more.
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