Netflix’s cheapest plan is about to get a great free upgrade

Netflix’s first ad-supported plan launched at the end of last year, and it’s fair to say we didn’t exactly love it. However, Netflix has heeded our advice that it needed to get better fast, because the company has announced two great upgrades to the ‘Basic with Ads plan’: a bump in video quality, and the ability to stream to two devices at once.

In its earning report (via FlatpanelsHD), Netflix said: “this month we’ll upgrade the feature set of our ads plan to include 1080p versus 720p video quality and two concurrent streams in all 12 ads markets – starting with Canada and Spain today.”