If you were thinking that the streaming giant’s new ad-supported plan might be a way to save some money, you’ll need to think twice. Because, according to reports published by various media, including Bloomberg, you will not be able to download series or movies on Netflix to watch offline if you choose the cheapest plan.
It is not a strange one, because several streaming services put some restrictions on the cheapest vouchers.
Netflix currently has three planes. The cheapest, the Básico, which allows you to watch series and movies in a quality of 480, ideal for phones or tablets, but less than optimal for enjoying on televisions. Then I subscribe to Standard with Full HD (1080) quality. And, finally, the Premium, which offers content up to 4K and HDR, and the ability to play on up to four screens simultaneously.
No embargo, the new plan with advertising that will launch in early 2023, will have as its main restriction that you will not be able to download series or movies on Netflix. And maybe that’s not the only point against it. Playback quality will also be another issue to consider.
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If we go back in time, Netflix never considered offline downloads as a benefit. In 2016, when the company began allowing downloads, the firm confirmed that it did so to support emerging markets where Wi-Fi networks were not strong enough to sustain transmissions.
If Netflix wants to stay at the top, it will have to start thinking not only about new content, since many lost, but also how to offer more options to users in the place of limiters.
We remember that during August, Disney surpassed Netflix in the number of subscribers adding its services Disney PlusESPN and Hulu.