In an interesting turn of events and growing popularity of streaming original content on TV, Netflix announced it’s expansion to a total of 190 countries at CES 2016. For those awaiting to watch their favorite series live, well their wait is over unless you have a high speed internet with a hefty amount of FUP limit. US movie giant Netflix, announced its expansion to 130 new countries which includes India, Russia and Indonesia, surprisingly China was not a part of the list. This might due to failed talks of Netflix with Alibaba, who recently launched its own paid streaming plan in China, giving a stiff competition already. Nonetheless, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the company hopes to enter China in the future.
Netflix in India, will allow payments via Debit and Credit Cards. Netflix India has three different plans:
– Basic which costs Rs 500 per month for non-HD, single user package
– Standard which costs Rs 650 per month for HD and two screens (two streaming users)
– Premium which costs Rs 800 per month for Ultra HD (4K) and four concurrent screens
First month plan is completely free no-matter which plan you opt for. It’s worth noting the Indian pricing of Netflix is inline with US streaming prices. It wouldn’t be surprise if Netflix partners with mobile carriers to open its service up to millions of subscribers who don’t own a credit card, but could pay via carrier billing or by using other popular wallet services like PayTm.
Why wait? Start watching your favorite series now, as much as you can in the first free month. Because that’s the only month when you would be streaming out the most.