Netflix viewers threaten to cancel memberships after 'dumb' price change

By Ian Banks | May 6, 2024

Phasing out

Furious Netflix subscribers have vowed to cancel their memberships following the streaming service's decision to discontinue its ad-free basic tier. 

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In a widespread email sent to users, Netflix revealed that it would be phasing out the basic subscription in the UK and Canada by June 4. 

New basic tier

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Those remaining on this plan will be switched to Netflix's new basic tier, which now features advertisements. This change comes after the streaming service announced nine months ago that new customers would no longer have the option to purchase ad-free subscriptions.