Go to content

Netflix is officially cancelling its lowest-cost ad-free plan in Canada

Netflix is officially cancelling its lowest-cost ad-free plan in Canada
Getty Images / / Giuliano Benzin / Getty Images

Well Canada… Are you ready to pay a bit more to keep your Netflix subscription without ads?

In the company's recent shareholder newsletter, it was announced that the Basic plan, currently priced at $9.99 per month, would no longer be available on the platform.

Customers will have the choice to either move to the similar no-ads Standard plan costing $16.49 per month or to pick a different plan entirely. Currently, the lowest plan is with ads for $5.99 per month, with the most expensive plan being the Premium one for $20.99 per month.

The reason why Netflix has decided to cancel this plan is to “[...] seek to provide a range of prices and plans to meet a wide range of needs, including highly competitive starting prices,” as explained in a recent news release sent to shareholders.

Canada is one of the first countries to have this plan cancelled. It’s expected that Netflix will be cancelling its Basic plan in more countries throughout the 2024.

The streaming service did not share yet the exact date when the plan would no longer be available.

Subscribe to our newletter!Subscribe to our newletter!
By subscribing, I agree to receive communications by email from Cogeco Média and its affiliates, including news, updates, activities and contests. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of our emails or contacting us via our Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that we may still continue to send you service-related and other non-commercial communications. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Streaming will resume following advertisement.
The Overnight Beat Weekend
Live
On air uptil 6:01 AM