Netflix Accused Of 'Pure Greed' With Huge Change Coming This Month

Netflix has come under fire for upcoming plans that customers have dubbed 'greedy'...

Written byHolly Barrow
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Netflix is facing criticism for upcoming changes which will see customers on its cheapest subscription plan being given a ‘greedy’ ultimatum. 

In recent years, the platform has come under fire for cracking down on the likes of ‘password sharing’ (where multiple users stream from different devices and locations via the same account) and for increasing subscription prices. 

And now, despite its crackdown on password sharing reportedly working well for the platform as it saw a hike in subscribers following the change, Netflix is due to introduce further changes that have left customers disgruntled. 


For those currently on Netflix’s cheapest ad-free subscription plan - also known as its ‘basic’ plan costing just £6.99 - your time on this low-budget option is unfortunately coming to an end… 

Netflix stopped offering the ‘basic’ plan to new and rejoining subscribers in July 2023, but now the platform is coming for those who were already on existing ‘basic’ plans prior to this. 

Those currently on this low-cost tier are set to lose access to it just 12 months after the platform axed the ‘basic’ plan for new members, instead forcing them to either upgrade to a more expensive plan if they still wish to avoid ads or to grin and bear an ad-filled watching experience if they wish to stick with a cheaper plan. 

And current ‘basic’ plan members are less than impressed with the plans.


One took to X to rant: "Went to cancel Netflix because raising the prices unless I want to watch ads is the last straw, and this undismissable popup came up when I logged in. Lmaooooo really Netflix? GTFOutta here!!!!", while another wrote: "Netflix can f**k off with their adverts. Everybody needs to unsubscribe until they drop them. Don't upgrade for twice the price for ad-free. It's pure greed. F**k 'em."

The only remaining options for those currently on the ‘basic’ ad-free plan will be to switch to the ‘basic’ with ads package - the cheapest plan but less than ideal for those who don’t want their shows to be interrupted with ads - or to fork out more for either a standard or premium plan. 

The ‘standard’ plan currently costs £10.99, so this would be a hike of £4 per month for those currently enjoying the £6.99 basic ad-free plan. 


However, it does come with additional perks including HD quality and the ability to stream on two devices at once.

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