The long-awaited ad-supported plan that Netflix is planning to introduce will include the ability to download content andNo ability to watch offlineApparently, Bloomberg reported.
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The new ad-supported plans are set to roll out in early 2023, but subscribers won’t be able to download Netflix shows and movies to their devices unless they subscribe to a higher plan.
Developer Steve Moser discovered that the download feature was removed from Netflix’s supposedly cheapest ad-supported plan. According to Bloomberg, he discovered this while examining Netflix’s iPhone code. It also appears that you won’t be able to skip ads or use the playback feature while ads are playing, he told Bloomberg.
Recently, streaming services such as “Hulu” and “Disney+”, which compete with Netflix, have also announced new plans with advertisements as one of their service menus. Starting October 10th, Hulu plans to increase the price of the ad-supported plans it already offers in the US from $6.99 per month to $7.99 per month. Disney+ will introduce an ad-supported plan for $7.99 per month in the US starting December 8th, and increase the price of the ad-free plan from the current $7.99 per month to $10.99 (about 1480 yen). The price of Netflix’s premium plan, which allows simultaneous viewing on up to 4 devices, is currently $19.99 per month (the price offered in Japan is 1980 yen).
This article is from overseas Red Venturesarticlewas edited by Asahi Interactive for Japan.