After all the speculation regarding its entry in the Indian market, Netflix has finally decided to launch its services in India. Netflix was launched in India and other 130 countries to give the users a seamless experience of movies and television shows for a monthly fee.
Netflix, which is seen as a big move away from pirated content looks to provide the streaming service for a reasonable price and many producers are now moving towards Netflix to distribute their shows and movies to the public through the streaming service.
Netflix was launched in India with three different package options and we won’t be surprised if a majority of the people decide to go for the most basic package.
Netflix has provided the people with three packages priced at 500, 650 and 800 rupees. The most basic version provides users with SD streaming of the content which can be played on only 1 device at a time. The 650 rupee package allows users to view the content in HD and stream the service on 2 devices simultaneously whereas the 800 rupee version provides Ultra HD experience to users.
Netflix however, offers the first month of service without any fee and users are allowed to cancel anytime. Netflix however is being considered as a service destined to fail in India as there is no real monitoring of pirated content.
Also, the broadband speeds in the metro cities and the packages provided by the telecom operators is not sufficient to stream HD content on a regular basis. The internet services in the non-metro cities is even worse and this could be the biggest hindrance that Netflix faces in India.