Netflix's new ₹65 weekly plan lets you view content only on mobile devices1 min read . Updated: 05 Apr 2019, 04:43 PM IST
- The ₹65 weekly plan does not offer HD or Ultra HD content
- Content viewing is restricted to a single screen at a time
Streaming service Netflix has begun trials of a new mobile-only weekly plan priced at ₹65 for users in India. This is the cheapest mobile-only plan offered by Netflix in India.
Netflix has pointed out that this is only a test and not a permanent price cut. This comes after the company started testing its cheaper mobile-only subscription plans in India last month.
The ₹65 weekly plan comes with the one-month free trial, but comes with limited access compared to other higher priced plans. Netflix users are restricted to a single screen at a time with this weekly plan and can access the service only on their smartphones and tablets.
The plan doesn't have any content restrictions, thankfully. Users will get access to the entire catalogue of films and TV shows on Netflix and can cancel the subscription anytime. It, however, does not offer HD or Ultra HD content.
“We are always looking for ways to make Netflix more enjoyable and accessible. We will be testing different options in select countries where members can, for example, watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time. Not everyone will see these options and we may never roll out these specific plans beyond the tests," the company said in a statement.
Other than the ₹65 weekly plan, Netflix has three other plans priced at ₹125, ₹165 and ₹200.
The basic ₹125 plan is similar to the ₹65 plan, except that it lets subscribers use the service on a laptop and TV as well.
The standard plan priced at ₹165 offers HD content and allows viewing content on two screens at a time.
The ₹200 (Premium) plan is the costliest weekly plan from Netflix. It offers Ultra HD content and support for four screens at a time.
Netflix first started testing its mobile-only cheaper subscription plans in Malaysia last November. The company then introduced a mobile-only monthly plan priced at ₹250 in India. In comparison, Netflix’s monthly plans start at ₹500 in India.