Netflix launches tiered with ads, but some shows are missing

Those who cut the cord in favor of Netflix as an alternative to television with ads … well, you can still pay a few extra kroner and watch that way.

But for those who want to save a few bucks, who don’t mind sitting through a few ads, Netflix has officially launched a version of its streaming service that is cheaper, but still includes commercial interruptions. According to Netflix’s official website, it is called “Basically with ads – a plan with everything people love about Netflix at a lower price, with a few ads in between.”

They claim soTiffany & Co.’s ad featuring Beyoncé was the first ever ad to appear on the service in Canada on Nov. 1, and members in twelve countries can expect to see ads from several of the world’s most recognized brands, such as GM, L’Oreal , McDonald’s, LVMH, Subway, Target, Heinz and Carnival Cruises.” If that means anything to you.

The new plan costs $6.99 per month, compared to $9.99 for the base plan without ads and $15.49 for the standard plan and $19.99 for the premium plan. Here’s how each shakes out:

While the vast majority of Netflix’s catalog is available at the “Basic With Ads” tier, no everything that comes with the standard plan is included there. Ad level customers cannot see House of cards, for example, which was technically made by an outside production company, not Netflix. The same applies to other popular titles such as Arrested development, The crown, Cobra Kaiand Peaky Blinders. They are only available in levels without advertisements.

As the graphic above also indicates, if you sign up for Basic With Ads, you lose the ability to download titles to watch later offline. If you watch a lot of Netflix on a tablet while traveling, this could be a dealbreaker.

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