The popular on-demand video streaming service and the first to allow binge watching is here in India. Yes, Netflix which gave customers control over entertainment is now available in India for Rs 500 per month.
The service was launched in the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. “Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet network,” said Reed Hasting, co-founder and CEO, Netflix at the event.
“Netflix is now available in all major countries of the world except China,” he added.
Before subscribing for Netflix, here is all you need to know about the services offered to you:
Along with 190 other countries, Netflix is available in India starting at Rs 500 per month and going all the way up to Rs 800 per month for a premium service with access to Ultra HD content.
Rs 500 per month- Access on 1 SD screen.
Rs 650 per month- Access to watch HD content on to screens at a time.
Rs 800 per month- Access to 4K content on up to 4 screens simultaneously.
One can cancel their subscription at any point of time with the click of a button.
How to apply for Netflix?
One can sign up for Netflix through its website or its app on Android, iOS, Windows and other platforms
While signing up, you will have to enter your card details but guess what, Netflix is giving the first month of its access free to its users in India. But from the second month onwards you will be charged according to your subscription plan.
What can you watch?
Well, the version of Netflix in India will be different from that of the US, while all the original content will be available which includes series and movies. Right now, number of Bollywood movies is limited to only 100.
Bloodline, Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Derek, Grace and Frankie, Making a Murderer, Marco Polo, Master of None, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Sense8, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are some of the shows you can watch on Netflix.
According to Reuters, Netflix is entering India at the right time. It will compete with the likes of Star’s Hotstar, Hungama, Eros Now, Muvizz and Singapore-based Spuul.
The company has big plans for 2016. It has reserved exclusive rights to releases from Walt Disney this year. It will also be debuting its first talk show and a movie starring Brad Pitt.