Netflix goes Global, includes India; plans start at ₹ 500
During a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings, Netflix at CES 2016, announced that their service is now available globally, simultaneously bringing their Internet TV to more than 130 countries, including India.
This enables members around the world to enjoy Netflix original series including Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, and Marco Polo, as well as a catalog of licensed TV shows and movies.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”
In 2016, Netflix plans to release 31 new and returning original series, two dozen original feature films and documentaries, a wide range of stand-up comedy specials and 30 original kids series. Also, Netflix today added Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 languages it already supports.
Netflix will not yet be available in China along with Crimea, North Korea and Syria.
New members can try Netflix for free for one month by signing up at www.netflix.com. Pricing in India starts at ₹500 for Standard Definition streaming on a single screen. HD Streaming is priced at ₹650, also comes with streaming on 2 screen simultaneously. UHD streaming comes at ₹800 which can be streamed on 4 screens simultaneously.