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

Netflix's cheapest plan yet.

Alex Choros
Oct 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
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
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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