Sweet OTT deal! Netflix Basic is cheaper now

Netflix Basic plan is cheaper now provided you don't mind a few things. The OTT platform has finally released its new plan.

| Updated on: Nov 04 2022, 14:38 IST
Top 5 OTT releases this week to watch online on Netflix, Prime- Beast, Kashmir Files to Jhund
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1/5 The Kashmir Files OTT Release on Zee5 - The movie released on March 11 and ever since it has been shrouded in controversies and polarized opinions. The movie portrays the story of violence against Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. With this movie, Zee5 has also become the first OTT platform to release the film with Indian sign language (ISL) interpretation. The movie will debut on Zee5 tomorrow, May 13. (Zee Studios)
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2/5 Beast OTT release on Netflix - This Tamil-language action-comedy blockbuster starring Thalapathy Vijay and Pooja Hegde in lead roles is second on our list of top 5 movies to watch this week. The Nelson directed film hit the theaters on April 13. The story revolves around an ex-RAW agent whose mission is to rescue people held hostage in a shopping mall by terrorists. The movie was released on the OTT platform yesterday, May 11. (Sun TV YouTube)
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3/5 Jalsa OTT release on Amazon Prime Videos - This T-Series produced thriller stars Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah in pivotal roles. The plot follows the hit-and-run case of an 18-years old girl and the complicated questions it arises. The movie has received critical acclaim for its story and narrative style. (Amazon Original Movie)
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4/5 Jhund OTT release on Zee5 - The highly acclaimed 2022 biographical sports film portrays the life of Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher who founded an NGO called Slum Soccer. After its theatrical release in March, the movie made its OTT debut on May 6th. (T-Series YouTube)
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5/5 Sneakerella OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar – This American musical comedy, directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, is a re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Cinderella against the modern backdrop. The movie stars Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood, and John Salley and portrays a hilarious journey of a sneaker designer in becoming the most famous designer in the country. The movie will make its debut directly on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on May 13. (Disney+ Originals)
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Netflix Basic with ads plan is now available in 12 countries. (AFP)

Netflix is now cheaper than before! After a long wait, the OTT platform has finally launched the Netflix Basic with Ads plan in several countries. It is an ad-supported subscription plan that allows you to binge-watch movies and TV shows at a lower price than the premium subscription. Under this plan, you will be able to enjoy Netflix content in HD video quality up to 720p. However, it will be limited to one supported device only at a time, whether it is a phone, tablet, computer or TV. The only main highlight here is that unlike other ad-free plans of Netflix which allow you to enjoy movies and shows without the annoyance of ads, you will have to bear with ads as the price to pay for a cheaper subscription.

However, you need to know that some movies and TV shows will not be available due to licensing restrictions. Sadly, the download option is excluded from this subscription plan. On a good note, you will also have access to Netflix games without ads. Apart from that, Netflix already has a Basic plan sans ads. The difference between Basic and the new Basic subscription with Ad plan is minor. Netflix says you will get 4 to 5 minutes of ads per hour. It will also show 15-30 seconds of ads before any show or movie.

How to subscribe to Netflix Basic with ads plan

If you are coming for the first time to Netflix, then you can sign up for the Basic with ads plan which is available in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Mexico. It will cost you $6.99 per month. Although, if you are currently a Netflix member, you can also change your plan to Basic with ads.

Netflix Basic with ads plan in India

Currently, Netflix is rolling out this subscription plan in 12 countries, which doesn't list India. However, Netflix says it will be expanded to more counties over time.

Netflix is yet to announce the release date and price of the new subscription plan in India.

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First Published Date: 04 Nov, 14:38 IST