Netflix Inc. has been testing short promotional videos that play between episodes of shows and subscribers are not happy.
Although the company calls these “video promos” for Netflix content, many users say they are commercials, plain and simple. The website Cord Cutters News was the first to report on the videos, after spotting a since-deleted thread on Reddit where a user complained about having to watch an ad for “Better Call Saul” that could not be skipped.
Hey Netflix, if you run ads I can guarantee I'm going to cancel my subscription.
— Bardoooo (@bardowu) August 19, 2018
I'll be the one of millions to say it. If you introduce any ads to your service that we pay for, I am cancelling my subscription that I had for years and move on somewhere else. @netflix #netflixads #subscriptioncancellation
— iGameOver (@quantumstate12) August 20, 2018
Netflix NFLX, +3.70% told MarketWatch that the company was testing the promotional videos and subscribers could in fact skip the ads if they wanted to.