Netflix Removes Basic Subscription Tier in US, UK; Increases Price for Ad-Free Option

  • Netflix has discontinued the Basic tier of its service, already done in Canada last month, now in the US and UK.
  • Subscribers wanting to go ad-free will need to opt for the pricier Standard plan, effectively doubling the cost.
  • Netflix is making these moves to boost subscription numbers and revenues, amid rising competition in the streaming sector.
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