Are Commercials Coming To Netflix? You’ll Want To Read This If You’re A Subscriber

Are Commercials Coming To Netflix? You'll Want To Read This If You're A Subscriber
Are commercials really coming to Netflix? The company's CEO addresses the rumours.

In the last few days, rumours began circulating around the internet that Netflix would soon be integrating commercials into their online streaming service.

Of course, subscribers and fans alike weren’t too pleased to hear this news because most people turn to the popular website for their viewing pleasures because of its accessibility and commercial-free programming. Now, what would happen if Netflix was to suddenly begin adding commercials, much like the ones you see on boring old TV, into their shows and movies? I for one would be annoyed and it would absolutely affect my decision to stay with them.

Well, Netflix‘s CEO, Reed Hastings, took to his personal Facebook page to address the rumours:

“No advertising coming onto Netflix. Period. Just adding relevant cool trailers for other Netflix content you are likely to love.”

Netflix is known for their incredible original programming, so for the company to want to promote their own products is completely understandable. They’ve basically defined what binge-watching is for a modern audience because of their hit series. Of course they’d want people to keep turning out in record numbers to watch shows like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, and more!

I’m just thankful that I won’t have to watch a Swiffer commercial in the middle of The Mindy Project.


Would you leave Netflix if commercial advertising was ever integrated onto the website?

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