Commercials Are Coming To Netflix…Sort Of.
Netflix is about to change the game again.
By kncipat on August 22, 2018
The best thing about Netflix (and Hulu Plus…cmon, I have to be fair) is the lack of commercials! But Netflix is about to change the game again.
POPSUGAR says, “Unfortunately, the company is toying with the idea of introducing commercial-like videos advertising other Netflix originals while you’re watching series like Orange Is the New Black, 13 Reasons Why, Ozark, and more. On the bright side, these ads will only play while the credits are rolling at the end of each episode.
Netflix confirmed that they’re going to start testing the new ad experience for users in a statement to Ars Technica on Aug. 17. “We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster,” Netflix said. “A couple of years ago, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, because we saw that it significantly cut the time members spend browsing and helped them find something they would enjoy watching even faster.”
I don’t mind…as long as they don’t keep raising the price!