Netflix has finally made some new plans official after they were in the testing period. The newly added plan is priced at ₹199 ($2.88) and will be billed at the end of every month. The plan, however, is a mobile-only plan so one cannot use Netflix.com. Also, the quality offered will be SD (Standard Quality). Its rivals, such as Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and Zee5 offer more pocket-friendly plans. Netflix has launched this plan in India and will extend it to other countries soon. The move could help viewers binge on the upcoming Sacred Games 2.
The plan was supposed to cost ₹250/month which is cheaper but the price was brought down to make it available for a wide variety of audiences. If you choose to subscribe to this plan, you can watch Netflix on a smartphone or tablet; there is no casting support. Moreover, this plan is restricted to just one user, unlike the ₹799 plan which is accessible by 4 different people.
Netflix has also made other plans a tad bit cheaper. The base plan which earlier cost ₹549 is available for ₹499. Other reduced plans are – ₹649/month/ (Standard) and ₹799/month (Premium). During the testing period, Netflix said they were in talks for a weekly subscription but the announcements did not mention it. We aren’t sure if or when it will be made available.
If the plan is a hit, Netflix might ponder on reducing the rates for other plans as well. If that works out, it will make the content-consumption battle more interesting with Netflix rivaling YouTube Premium, Hotstar, Zee5, Amazon Prime Video, Hungama, etc.
What do you folks this about this plan? Would you consider buying a Netflix subscription now that it’s cheaper? Tell us your opinions in the comments below.
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