Netflix has recently launched an ad-supported plan, and now, it has announced a boost to the streaming quality of this ad-supported plan. With that, the company is also planning to launch account-sharing fees in the U.S. soon.
The company is bringing some significant improvements to its platform as earlier; it faced a rise in its paid subscriber count, so let’s discuss all the details below regarding it.
Netflix Will Soon Launch Account-Sharing Fees in the U.S.
Last year, Netflix launched a new ad-supported plan called “Basic With Ads” in November at $6.99 per month only for users in the United States.
But now, it is also available in the U.K., Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and South Korea.
And the highest streaming quality in this plan was 720p resolution, but as of now, the company has already revealed that they are increasing the video resolution to 1080p resolution.
With that, the company has also decided to allow for two concurrent streams on one account, which has subscribed to this ad-supported plan, but earlier, the allowance was for just one stream.
Besides all those improvements, Netflix is also planning to launch account-sharing fees in the U.S., which they discussed and testing from the last year as a password-sharing crackdown project.
This account-sharing crackdown will allow individuals to share their Netflix account with their friends or family members who live in the same household without any fees.
But the people who live in another household won’t be able to access that Netflix account for free as they have to pay an extra fee, and this account-sharing crackdown will be implemented in the country after June 30.
Also, some months ago the company has already implemented that password-sharing crackdown plan in Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal.
Separately, the company announced that it might be shutting down its DVD and Blu-ray mail rental service in the upcoming months and it was launched around 25 years ago.