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Netflix’s cheapest subscription has received a major free upgrade – and people are switching to save money

NETFLIX has revealed a huge change to its cheapest subscription plan – and it could save you money.

The streaming giant’s ad-supported option has just become a whole lot more worthwhile.


You’ll now be able to watch favourites in 1080p on the cheapest tierCredit: Alamy

At launch, the new £4.99 tier was restricted to one screen at a time and would only play at 720p quality.

But the Stranger Things maker is upgrading both of those for free.

And it could tempt you to downgrade, effectively saving you money.

Firstly, the company has revealed that the video quality will be boosted to 1080p.

And better still, you’ll now be able to use it on two screens at once instead of just one.

Users in Canada and Spain will be first to benefit.

And the UK and US will follow later this month.

The move comes as more streaming services launch ad-supported plans in a bid to cut customer costs.

Disney+ has launched its own version, though it’s yet to land in the UK.

The news comes as Netflix also revealed that its long-awaited password sharing crackdown roll out will be delayed until the summer.

A ban on users giving their account to people who live outside their household was expected to arrive around March or April.

Elsewhere, the firm has announced that it’s closing down their mail DVD rental service after 25 years.

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