As the whole world is facing an unprecedented crisis from the Coronavirus, social distancing and quarantine have become the words most associated with the current situation. Staying inside the home would’ve been extremely boring had it not been for the endless trove of content that is provided on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Disney Plus Hotstar.
Netflix, in particular, has been aggressively marketing in India since it holds currently one of the lowest percentages of the country’s online streaming market. While its growing list of original content is picking up more pace than ever, the pricing of its plans still happens to remain an issue.
We have compiled a list of all the plans that Netflix currently offers in the country and what plans will best suit your quarantine needs.
How many plans does Netflix offer?
Currently, Netflix has four plans in the country. These plans start from Rs 199 and go up to Rs 799. Each plan offers a different number of screens on which content can be viewed simultaneously. Here’s the list of all plans that Netflix has to offer you:
- Netflix Rs 199 mobile-only plan
- Netflix Basic Rs 499 plan
- Netflix Standard Rs 649 plan
- Netflix Premium Rs 799 plan
What is Netflix Rs 5 Trial Offer?
Regardless of the plan you choose, Netflix offers you to access the video streaming platform for free for one month on a trial basis. To access it for free, you will first have to select the plan and then pay Rs 5 as a token amount. Netflix will then start your free trial. Once the trial period is over, Netflix will deduct money from your account as per your subscription.
Netflix Rs 199 mobile-only plan
As the name of this plan suggests, it is only for accessing Netflix on a smartphone. The company had announced this plan last year after its entry-level of Rs 499 proved a tad-bit costly for users. The Rs. 199 mobile-only plan allows for content to be viewed on only 1 screen at a time. As its mobile-only, you will not be able to use your Netflix account with this plan on Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or any other big-screen gadget which includes laptops and iPads. Content can be streamed in HD, a service that lacked till very recently on this mobile plan. This plan is definitely useful if you prefer to consume all your content via just your mobile phone. Annually you will be charged Rs 2,388 for this mobile plan.
Netflix Basic Rs 499 plan
If you happen to operate Netflix on many devices apart from your phone, then the Rs 499 plan is the one for you. The only caveat is that at any given point of time, Netflix can be operated only on a single screen. Content is available in SD or HD resolution depending on your connectivity speeds. The annual fee for the plan is Rs 5,988.
Netflix Standard Rs 649 plan
Unlike the Rs. 499 plan, which allows you to stream content on only one device at a time, the Rs. 649 plan allows you to stream content on two devices (screens) simultaneously. Annual fees for the plan is Rs 7,788.
Netflix Premium Rs 799 plan
The Rs 799 plan is kind of a family-plan wherein the account can be accessed on four-screens at a time. All content can be streamed in HD or SD and the annual subscription cost for the plan is Rs 9,588.
Netflix new Rs 349 plan
Apart from these plans, Netflix is also testing a cheaper plan that could be priced at Rs 349, which is cheaper than the basic plan that costs you Rs 499 per month. This new plan reportedly works on mobile phone, tablet, and even computer/laptop, but not on TV sets. First spotted by AndroidPure, the new plan will suit users who are seeking to stream HD content on any of the above-said devices.
How to subscribe to Netflix?
To subscribe, you will have to open the Netflix app or go Netflix’s website and choose any of the plans which are listed. After that, create a new Netflix ID, fill out the payment details and you will get one month at Rs 5 after which you can either cancel the subscription or continue with subsequent payments for whichever plan you’ve chosen.
How to delete your Netflix account?
If you are unhappy with your Netflix subscription you have the option of canceling your subscription. The cancellation will happen only via a web browser. Just open Netflix on your internet browser, go to account settings, and click on cancel your subscription. If you cancel your subscription mid-way, you will be allowed to view Netflix for the remainder of the month.
How to download content on Netflix?
You may want to view content on Netflix without the constant worry of buffering. You can download most of Netflix’s library offline and view them even when there is no internet connection. Just hit the download button which is symbolized as a downward pointing arrow below all your content. There is, of course, a limit on downloads and also the fact that not all content on Netflix is available for download. Apart from that, all downloaded content can only be viewed on your app. There is also an option for smart downloads which will automatically download the next 2-3 episodes when you are watching a TV series and delete those episodes that you’ve watched.
How to turn on subtitles?
While playing your content, there will be an option labeled Audio and Subtitles. Clicking on that will reveal the audio languages the content is available in and also the option to turn on/off the subtitles.
List of Netflix Plans: Monthly Price and Features
|Netflix Plans (Monthly Price)||Yearly Price||Features|
|Rs 199 Mobile-only plan||Rs 2388||1-screen support, HD content, mobile-only|
|Rs 499 Basic plan||Rs 5988||1-screen support, HD content, access across all platforms|
|Rs 649 Standard plan||Rs 7788||2-screen support, HD content, access across all platforms|
|Rs 799 Premium plan||Rs 9588||4-screen support, HD content, access across all platforms|