Netflix is one of the world’s most popular online streaming services which connects millions of users to thousands of hours of uninterrupted entertainment. However, even after introducing some of the most popular shows for the Indian audiences, the platform was not able to bring in a large amount of audience. One of the major factors behind that was the money they’re levying from their users. Netflix subscription plans are a bit on the costlier side, especially for a country that has worked with Torrent for a large amount of time and have access to other streaming platforms at much cheaper rates.
Moreover, with the internet boom in the country, millions of people have skipped the technological advancement steps. They have skipped over the path of desktops and laptops and tablets and have immediately shifted from no Internet to internet on their phones.
Keeping this particular notion, Netflix decided to bring in a few changes in the Netflix subscription plan where they’ve massively cut down on the monthly charges. The newly introduced monthly plan is specially designed for mobile and tablet audience and it goes out at Rs 199 per month.The cheap mobile-only plan is half the price of the company’s existing basic monthly plan of Rs 499.
For just Rs 199, user can get access to the entire catalogue of Netflix, which includes hundreds of TV shows and movies. But like most good things, even this plan has a catch. This Netflix subscription plan offers an only standard definition (also known as SD) viewing experience which is at 480p. So, this means you won’t be able to see shows like Stranger Things and Narcos in full HD mode.
Yes, we do know that you might have millions of questions about this new and extremely cheap Netflix subscription plan, so we have cumulated some of the most frequently asked questions that might align with your problems. Keep on reading to know them:
What is this Rs 199 mobile-only plan?
Netflix has introduced a mobile-only plan for their Indian audience which also happens to be the second-biggest smartphone market in the world. Netflix wants to bring in more users to its platform and for this, they’ve launched a mobile-only plan at much cheaper rates. This is also done to compete with other big and widely popular streaming platforms like Hotstar, Voot, Amazon Prime Video and others.
Can you stream movies and shows in HD?
That’s the catch over here. At Rs 199 you will be getting a monthly Netflix subscription where the viewing experience is limited to just 420p, but considering you’re viewing it on your phone, this should not come as a very big problem.
What all is included and not included in this Rs 199 plan?
- You can only watch on one screen at a time.
- No HD
- No Ultra HD
- You do get access to unlimited movies and TV shows
- You get the first month free, as part of the trial period offer
- You can cancel the service at any time.
Can you download shows for an offline viewing experience?
One of the biggest pros of this plan is that it gives you access to the offline viewing experience, which means, you can download your favourite shows and watch them later, but only at 420p.
Can you cast your mobile screen to watch Netflix on your TV?
The short and simple answer to this is NO. Netflix has made it very clear that the Rs 199 plan will not allow users to cast the content to a TV. So if you subscribe to Rs 199 mobile-only plan and also happens to own Chromecast, there is no way you can cast Netflix.
Are there ads?
Nope, there are no ads and you get an ad-free viewing experience, something that Netflix is loved and lauded for.
What devices will support this mobile-only plan?
There is no restriction on the kind or brand’s device you own. You just need an android smartphone or an iPhone to get the party started.
This seems like a very interesting method of luring in new users, and now we can just sit and wait to see whether or not this method actually works.