In preparation for the start of tomorrow’s bookings for the “Basic subscription with advertising” access, which is partly funded by advertisements, the video streaming service has revealed more details about the low-cost accounts, which are only €4.99 per month in Germany. cost, are cheaper than anywhere else in Europe.
No ads in child profiles
For example, the largest streaming service, with 223 million paying members, reports that children’s profiles will not see any advertising even in the “basic subscription with advertising”. “Ads don’t show up on kids’ profiles,” Netflix says.
Netflix is offering existing customers a downgrade to the new “Basic Subscription with Advertising”. Unlike switching to a more expensive rate, the downgrade does not take effect immediately, but only at the end of the current billing period.
Four Netflix additions from November 3
Not available on all devices
The new subscription option with the ads will not be available on all devices where Netflix is available with its paid access. According to Netflix, users will not be able to use the “basic subscription with advertising” on a “small percentage” of the devices that are actually supported.
Problems can also arise if Netflix does not collect the monthly fee, but a collaboration partner that offers Netflix as an add-on option in their own TV offer takes over the billing. It remains to be seen which devices and billing partners will be affected.
4 advertising minutes per hour
Otherwise, Netflix emphasizes that users of the “basic subscription with advertising” should take into account multiple commercial breaks, which will amount to 4 minutes per hour.
The ads will be paused but not skipped and will not affect the games Netflix offers, but will only “appear before or during series and movies”. From November 3, it is possible to book the “Basic subscription with advertising” in Germany.