At CES 2016, Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings announced the commencement of Netflix in India. Subscription plans begin at Rs. 500 for the basic plan without HD, Rs. 650 for HD and Rs. 800 for Ultra HD. The basic plan allows you to stream onto one screen at any given time. Standard allows for two simultaneous streams and Premium makes that to four. All plans allow streaming to laptops, TV, phones, tablets and streaming dongles (like Chromecast and Roku) that plug into your display. And the best part? The first month’s free!
Aside from India, Netflix has commenced services in Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc,. totalling up to 130 new countries except China, obviously. You can head over to their website to figure out if your country is among the lucky ones.
|Subscription plans for Netflix India|
Netflix has evolved from being an offline media distribution service to an online streaming service that has since then evolved to become the biggest in the market. The service is available to subscribers in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japans and certain European countries.
Netflix boasts of an immensely huge library of international movies and TV shows, and quite an impressive set of original productions including House of Cards, Narcos, Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and Orange Is the New Black.
Subscription Plans and Content
Netflix’s subscription plans are quite decently priced given that they offer more content than any other provider in the Indian market, most of which is available in Full HD (1080p) or better. There are plenty of Indian streaming services like BoxTV, Spuul, BIGFlix, Eros Now, HotStar, etc., and they have a lot of regional content and it seems like Netflix has teamed up with regional production houses to bring Indian content onto the platform. So it’ll be worth knowing how these Indian services will adapt to the threat that Netflix now poses to their subscriber base. The basic plan of Rs. 500 is quite comparable to all the all-encompassing subscription plans that Indian DTH services currently provide.
Time for some Netflix and Chill!