Netflix to rollout ‘Basic with Ads’ tier in Canada in November

By Connie Thiessen TORONTO – Netflix has announced it’s launching its lower-priced ad-supported “Basic with Ads” plan in Canada in November. Basic with Ads will be rolled out in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Spain. Starting Nov. 1, Canadian consumers can access the cheaper tier at $5.99 a month. The streamer’s Basic, Standard and Premium plans will remain ad-free. Netflix says Basic with Ads offers all the features of its Basic plan, with a few differences, including an average of four to five minutes of ads per hour and no ability to download titles. A limited number of movies...

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