Netflix launches new mobile streaming plan in South Africa

Netflix, the world Largest Streaming Video Provider, Doubles Efforts To Grow Its Market Share In Sub-Saharan Africa – Including South Africa – By Launching A New, Lower Cost, Cellular-Only Plan.

The cellular plan, available now, comes after the U.S. entertainment giant tested two cellular options to see if subscribers would take advantage of them. It has now launched one of these at R49 / month in South Africa – $ 3.99 in most other African countries – alongside its basic, standard and premium tiers.

The mobile tariff can be called up on a tablet or smartphone and only allows one stream in standard definition (520p resolution). Streaming to multiple devices is not permitted under this plan. Users can still have up to five different profiles in the mobile plan. However, you can only stream on one device at a time.

Those who subscribe to the cellular plan have equal access to the entire Netflix catalog available in Africa, with no ads

Those who subscribe to the cellular plan have equal access to the entire Netflix catalog available in Africa, with no ads.

The cellular plan offers an adaptive bit rate, which means that streaming is automatically efficient and uses less cellular data – up to six and a half hours on 1GB, they say. Downloads are also supported for offline viewing.

The Netflix app has been optimized so that it can also be used on entry-level Android phones, including those with as little as 1 GB (or less) of RAM.

Netflix’s other plans are R99 / month (Basic), R139 / month (Standard), and R169 / month (Premium, which includes 4K resolution streams and other perks). – © 2021 NewsCentral Media

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