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Netflix Reveals It Could Soon Have Ads ๐Ÿ’€


Nope, nope nope. We’re not here for this nonsense!

YouTube does it, Spotify does it, Podcasts do it, Ski isn’t so innocent either, but soon Netflix users wanting to save a bit of money could be streaming their favourite TV shows and movies alongside dreaded advertisements. ๐Ÿฅบ

The platform’s co-CEO, Reed Hastings has apparently been against such a move, however, he admitted that the service could be looking to include adverts in the future. As if we needed anymore disappointments after I already forgot to take annual leave for the four days between Easter and ANZAC weekend.

He said: โ€œThose who have followed Netflix know that I have been against the complexity of advertising, and a big fan of the simplicity of subscription. But as much as I am a fan of that, I am a bigger fan of consumer choice.

โ€œAnd allowing consumers who would like to have a lower price, and are advertising-tolerant get what they want, makes a lot of sense.โ€

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix. Credit: AlamyTed Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix. Credit: Alamy


Advertising tolerant? I’ve never met anyone who is advertising tolerant. Just last week, Disney confirmed they would be adding such a tier to Disney+. They better follow YouTube’s example and add a ‘skip’ button… that would be the decent thing to do.

Can you blame them though, when it seems everyone shares their passwords? According to Netflixโ€™s latest financial report, in addition to the 222 million paying households, Netflix is being shared with more than 100 million additional households.

Hastings said: โ€œThere are already over 100m households that are already choosing to view the service. They love the service, we have just got to get paid at some degree for them.โ€

Guess it was likely to happen sooner or later, right?

Featured Image Credit:ย Alamy