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Netflix Launches a Weekly Mobile-Only Plan for Just Rs. 65

Other OTT players like Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar Premium charge Rs 199 each per month with added benefits

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The new plans appearing on Netflix India's website lists the weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65, basic plan for Rs 125. Pixabay

Content steaming platform Netflix is experimenting a weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65 — the lowest ever cost it has offered its services in, exclusively in India.

The mobile-only plan allows users to watch content on just one smartphone or tablet screen at a time, according to media reports last week.

The new plans appearing on Netflix India’s website lists the weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65, basic plan for Rs 125, standard plan (two screens allowed) for Rs 165, and ultra plan for Rs 200 (four screens in 4k).

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However, the mobile-only plan does not support shows in HD or 4K quality. Pixabay

However, the mobile-only plan does not support shows in HD or 4K quality.  Despite bringing what seems to be the most affordable plans, Netflix still remains the most expensive over-the-top (OTT) content streaming platform in India.

Other OTT players like Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar Premium charge Rs 199 each per month with added benefits.

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Being the world’s second-largest smartphone market with cheapest data rates, India has become a major focus point for international content and music streaming platforms.

Recently, Apple Music slashed down its previous Rs 120 per month pack rate to Rs 99. (IANS)

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Disney Announces Launch of its New Streaming Service Called Disney+ to Take Over Netflix, Hulu

Disney now is also controlling 60 per cent stake in Hulu

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DisneyLand. Image source: disneydose.com

Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will launch its new streaming service called Disney+ in November, at a price of $6.99 a month.

This comes after the entertainment giant sealed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

“The linchpin of Disney’s streaming strategy, Disney+ will be an ad-free subscription service anchored by programming based on Disney’s biggest franchises, including ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Studios, as well as original programming,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Enchanted Castle Shanghai Disneyland. Wikimedia Commons.

In some markets it would take much longer due to several factors, including the fact that Disney is still in the process of clawing back the rights to its content, sold to other streaming platforms before it had platform aspirations of its own.

“And because the firm has had its chequebook out lately — spending $70 billion on 20th Century Fox — Disney+ will also incorporate content from recently acquired companies, such as the first 30 seasons of ‘The Simpsons’,” the BBC reported.

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Notably, with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company now owns Indian TV giant Star, a Mumbai-based media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels.

Disney now is also controlling 60 per cent stake in Hulu. (IANS)