How much Netflix’s ad-supported plan will cost in Australia

Netflix's cheapest plan yet.

Alex Choros
Group Reviews Editor
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October 14, 2022
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Netflix has confirmed its cheaper ad-supported tier will be coming to Australia from November 4, and we now know how much it will cost. Dubbed Basic with Ads, the new option will cost $6.99 per month.

For comparison, Netflix's current entry-level plan starts at $10.99 per month, its standard tier sells for $16.99 per month, and its premium for $22.99 per month.

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Basic with Ads is pretty much what it says on the tin - it's the conventional Netflix experience, but you'll get between four and five minutes of ads during each hour you watch. Ads will be between 15 seconds and 30 seconds in length, and will play before and during shows and movies.

Some shows and movies won't be available on the ad-supported tier, however, and customers also won't be able to download titles for offline viewing. The tier only supports one simultaneous stream.

Basic with Ads supports quality up to 720p, which is still high definition, but a step down from the higher resolution 1080p video available on the standard tier.

When the plan launches, Netflix will upgrade its Basic plan to 720p as well. It currently only supports standard definition video.

Plan
Monthly price
Video quality
Steams
Offline Downloads
Basic with Ads$6.99720p1No
Basic$10.99720p1Yes
Standard$16.991080p2Yes
Premium$22.994K4Yes

Netflix isn't the only streaming service looking at adding a cheaper ad-supported tier. Disney+ will be launching its ad-supported option in December, but so far has only confirmed it will be doing so in the US. Recent rumours suggest Apple is also considering an ad-supported option for Apple TV+.

Service
More info
Monthly price
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
Rating
Available deal
NetflixNetflix
$6.99 (w/ Ads) - $19.99 4K 4
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$7.994K6
4 out of 5 stars
4
$11.99 4K 4
4 out of 5 stars
4
$25 - $35HD 3
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99 HD 1
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99HD1
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Logo for Foxtel NowFoxtel Now
$25 - $104HD 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$8.99 HD5
3 out of 5 stars
3
Paramount+Paramount+
$8.99HD3
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
BingeBinge
$10 - $18HD 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
StanStan
$10 - $194K 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Alex Choros
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Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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