We all love Netflix. Great content, personalized TV suggestions...and no ads. But recently, Netflix has been toying with the idea of showing advertisements during your binge-watching sessions.
Plenty of people have reacted poorly to this possibility, and I'm right there with them. Netflix's selling point is its lack of ads, so without that distinction, what sets it apart from other streaming services.
These ads would be internal, just advertising other Netflix content to viewers, which is a bit better than the incessant GEICO commercials about a rattlesnake eating your phone that Hulu plays 24/7.
While we hate the possibility of ads, the alternative might be higher subscription prices. And the end result is more money for Netflix to spend on growing its content library, so more shows and movies for us. Not a terrible thing.
79% of Netflix subscribers would say they would rather pay more for a subscription than see advertisements while they stream.
I'd have to agree. Perhaps this is because my parents are still paying for my Netflix subscription (thanks mom and dad), but it's also in part because some of the luxury of watching Netflix is doing so without the ads.