Netflix launches exclusive Rs 199 plan for India: Here is all you need to know
New Delhi : Giving a huge break to Indian users, Netflix on Wednesday launched an all-exclusive plan of Rs 199 for mobile-only subscriptions. While there are certain limitations in it, the users will only be able to stream the SD quality of the content and the casting will not be allowed on the streams.
The new plan will be available to only mobile and tablet users. There's no support for casting on TV with this lower-priced plan.
Netflix says more people sign up on mobile in India than anywhere in the world, as a percentage of total sign-ups in India. With this, Netflix gears up to compete better with competitive streaming services like Amazon's Prime Video and Hotstar, a video streaming platform owned by Walt Disney's India unit.
This new plan has been in testing for a while now, and it joins other plans priced at Rs. 499, Rs. 649, and Rs. 799. At the time of testing, Rs. 250 was the subscription fee charged by Netflix, and it appears to have rethought the decision.
Netflix rivals Amazon Prime and Hotstar sell their plans for Rs 125 and 250 per month.