Netflix is reportedly planning to stop users who sign up for its forthcoming advertising-supported platform from downloading content, which is available on the SVoD version.
According to a report by Bloomberg, an independent developer found code buried within the streamer’s iPhone app, enabling a user text message that says, “Downloads available on all plans except Netflix with ads.”
The code also indicated that subscribers who sign up for the new ad-supported tier will not be able to skip commercial breaks in the content they’re watching.
Netflix wouldn’t confirm either feature for its ad-supported tier.
The streamer is expected to launch its new advertising tier in early 2023. The company recently named Microsoft as the technology partner for the ad-supported offering.