Netflix to Start Running Ads, Users Not Happy

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Netflix is set to start running ads between content in a move that has been criticized by some users.

The streaming service announced the change in a blog post on Thursday, saying that it will start running “promoted” content between episodes of TV shows and movies for all users in the United States.

“We know that not everyone will love seeing promotions on Netflix, but they are necessary to fund the wide variety of titles we offer,” the company said.

Netflix says that the ads will be “relevant” to users and that they will be able to skip them if they want.

The move comes as Netflix is facing increased competition from other streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon Prime.

It also comes as the company is preparing to launch its own streaming service, which will feature ads.

Some users have already criticized the move on social media, with one user calling it a “terrible idea.”

Others have defended the move, saying that it is necessary for Netflix to fund its content.

Has Netflix just invented YouTube? What do you think about Netflix running ads between content? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. I don’t want to have to watch ads when I’m trying to enjoy my favorite shows. Netflix is already expensive enough without having to sit through commercials. I understand that the company needs to make money, but there are other ways to do it besides running ads.

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