Netflix may be gearing up to downsize its roster of streaming plans.
As of this week, new Netflix customers in Canada are no longer be able to sign up for the Basic plan. Once a mid-step between the Basic with Ads and Standard, this particular plan is no longer an option.
Existing subscribers on the Basic tier aren't being kicked off the plan yet, but those on other tier ones will lose the ability to swap to the second cheapest Netflix plan in the near future according to one report by The Winnipeg Free Press.
That same report indicated that subscribers currently paying for Basic Netflix subscriptions will be grandfathered into that plan until they cancel or change their plan.
Netflix has yet to comment or disclose whether a similar phasing out of the Basic plan is likely to happen in other territories. However, Canada was one of the first countries targeted when the streamer began its recent crackdown on password sharing and it didn't long for Aussies to meet the same measures.
If Netflix does cut the Basic plan in Australia, expect the local lineup and Netflix pricing to look like the following.