Netflix with ads arrives next month. This is what you can expect.

Friday is officially here and something else is almost here: Netflix with ads.

After months of talking about it, Netflix has finally released more details about its new subscription tier, “Basic with Ads.” The service will launch in November, but keep in mind that it won’t come with all the bells and whistles that Netflix’s other plans offer.

I’m your host, Jordan Parker Erb. I’ve got the details you’ll want to know about the new Netflix plan, so let’s get started.

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1. Your next Netflix binge could come with ads. At $6.99 per month, the subscription is $3 less than Netflix’s basic ad-free plan, but it will also come with more restrictions. Here’s what we know about the “Basic with Ads” plan, available starting next month:

  • If you sign up for the ad plan, Netflix says you can expect four to five minutes of ads per hour. They will play before and during shows and movies.
  • Some content will be missing from the ad-supported plan due to licensing agreements with other companies. You also won’t be able to download shows or movies, and streaming quality will be capped at 720p.
  • Basic with Ads will be available in Canada on November 1 and in the US and UK on November 3.

Everything you’ll want to know about Netflix with Ads.

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6. TikTok is already Gen Z’s preferred social platform. It could be coming to Spotify next. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is talking to record labels about expanding its music streaming services globally, according to The Wall Street Journal. How TikTok is moving to compete with Spotify.

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8. In a leaked survey, Shopify asked employees if they see Amazon as a rival. In its semi-annual survey, the company asked workers to weigh in on their jobs, co-workers and managers, as well as what they thought of e-commerce giant Amazon. This is what Shopify asked their staff.


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Curated by Jordan Parker Erb in New York. (Comments or tips? [email protected] or tweet @jordanparkererb.) Edited by Hallam Bullock (tweet @hallam_bullock) in London.

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