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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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India has the Highest Film Viewing on Netflix

70% Netflix users in India watch one film in a week

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According to Netflix, 70% Netflix users in India watch one film in a week. Pixabay

Seventy per cent Netflix subscribers watch at least one film a week in India and as a percentage of overall time spent on the streaming platform, film viewing in the country is the highest for any country worldwide, the streaming giant said on Monday while announcing its list of most popular titles of 2019.

Celebrating shows and films that highlight the diversity of its content and the varied tastes of its members, the streaming behemoth said Sacred Games Season 2 (series) was the most popular release of 2019 in India followed by Kabir Singh (film), Article 15 (film), Bard of Blood (series), Drive (film), Badla (film), House Arrest (film),
6 Underground (film), Delhi Crime (series) and Chopsticks (film) at the 10th spot.

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This year has been an incredible one especially for Netflix films in the country as they have taken four of the top 10 slots. Pixabay

“We’re always looking for new ways to help people find something to watch on Netflix, and knowing what’s popular is a helpful signal. These 2019 ‘What We Watched’ lists should be especially useful over the holidays when Google searches for ‘what to watch on Netflix’ are at their peak,” the company said in a statement.

According to the firm, these lists are ranked by the number of accounts choosing to watch at least two minutes of a series, movie or special during its first 28 days on the platform in 2019.

“We are pleased at how overwhelmingly popular Netflix’s shows and films have become — with our Original series and films featuring prominently in the lists,” the company added.

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This year has been an incredible one especially for Netflix films in the country as they have taken four of the top 10 slots.

The company added that across 2019 and 2020 it will invest Rs 3,000 crore in content in India. (IANS)