Months after its launch on different platforms, Netflix’s most cost-effective ad-supported tier is lastly accessible in your Apple TV streaming system.
Netflix launched its Primary with Adverts subscription again in November 2022. This funds tier prices simply $6.99 / £4.99 / AU$6.99 monthly, and provides you entry to most of Netflix’s catalog at a reduced fee in alternate for you having to sit down via a couple of advertisements (usually round 5 minutes per hour). The content material might be proven in the identical 720p high quality as Netflix’s Primary tier, and as a consequence of “licensing restrictions” some reveals aren’t accessible on the ad-supported tier.
One other unusual restriction of the cheaper tier was that Apple TV streaming system customers couldn’t entry Netflix with advertisements – as an alternative being restricted to the ad-free Primary, Normal, and Premium tiers.
That limitation now appears to have been lifted nevertheless, with Netflix confirming to TechCrunch (opens in new tab) that Netflix’s Primary with Adverts tier is lastly accessible on tvOS after some customers noticed it was accessible.
Do you have to get Netflix with Adverts?
To make the most of the cheaper tier you’ll have to replace the Netflix tvOS app to the newest 2.3.0 replace. As for whether or not the tier is best for you, you’ll should resolve that for your self.
Primary’s inferior image high quality can already be a letdown – particularly for individuals who’ve invested in top-of-the-line 4K TVs – and the addition of advertisements can disrupt the circulation of reveals you’re watching. Nonetheless, when you’re making an attempt to chop prices, and don’t wish to lose entry to Netflix utterly, the Primary with Adverts tier is actually not a nasty possibility.
If you’re sticking with Netflix, remember to try our explainer on how Netflix’s password-sharing guidelines may impression you. Or, learn our greatest streaming providers suggestions for particulars of other choices.