What is Netflix?
Netflix, undoubtedly the most popular OTT platform, has over 180 million subscribers worldwide. Netflix’s mindblowing range of Indian Original Movies & TV Shows includes some of the most popular shows like Sacred Games, Selection Day, Delhi Crime, etc.
Are you wondering – How does Netflix subscription in India work? What are the different Netflix premium plans? Is it worth the cost? Just sit back and relax, and get ready for some ‘Netflix and Chill’ as we answer all your questions!
Netflix India Plans
A Netflix India subscription will give you access to the whole catalog of Netflix. But, there’s a catch. Netflix India has some exclusive features that are not a part of all the Netflix subscription plans though there’s one good news, you can cancel anytime in all 4 Netflix India plans!
Check out the table below to see the differences between all the Netflix monthly charges.
Netflix price in India
|Plans —>||Netflix Mobile||Netflix Basic||Netflix Standard||Netflix Premium|
|Pricing||Rs 199/month||Rs 499/month||Rs 649/month||Rs 799/month|
|Video Quality, Resolution||Good, 480p||Good, 480p||Better,1080p||Best, 4K+HDR|
|Watch on your laptop & TV||╳||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Watch on your mobile phone & tablet||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited movies and originals||Unlimited Access||Unlimited Access||Unlimited Access||Unlimited Access|
|Concurrent Streaming||1 screen at a time||1 screen at a time||2 screens at a time||4 screens at a time|
FlickZee Tip – When you choose a Netflix India Subscription Plan while subscribing, Netflix might decide to offer you an upgrade for the first month. It is not fixed as to which customers will receive this but if you get a pop-up (similar to the image below), you’re the lucky one!
Does Netflix India Offer Free Trial?
Netflix India used to offer a free trial for 30 days to every new user. But that is no longer applicable.
Netflix India is organizing a ‘StreamFest’ event in the first week of December 2020 which will enable ALL users, irrespective of whether they have an account on Netflix or not, to access ALL content on Netflix India FREE for 48 hours.
Netflix India subscription offers
Jio Netflix offer
Jio is offering Basic Netflix subscription for FREE to selected Postpaid and Jio Fiber users.
- Any Jio Postpaid user with a plan of INR 399 or more is eligible for this offer. Check out Jio Postpaid offers here.
- Any Jio Fiber user with a monthly plan of INR 1499 and above, quarterly plan of INR 4497 or above, semi Annual plan of INR 8994 and above or annual plan of INR 17988 and above is eligible for this offer. Check out Jio Fiber offers here.
Offer details – Whether you’re an existing Jio or Netflix user or not, you’re eligible for the offer if you have availed any one of the services by Jio mentioned above. More details about how to redeem the offer can be found here.
Vodafone Netflix Offer (now for Idea users too)
Vodafone and Idea (under their new association Vi) are offering Netflix India Subscription for FREE to some of its users. Check the details below to see whether you’re eligible or not.
Eligibility – Vodafone REDX Postpaid subscribers with the postpaid plan of INR 1099 per month. The details of this Vodafone plan can be checked here.
Offer Details – Whether you’re a new or existing Netflix India user, once you avail the INR 1099 REDX postpaid plan by Vodafone, you’ll receive INR 5988 as credit into your Netflix account which will be used as per the Netflix plan availed by you each month. More details about this Vodafone offer are available here.
Airtel users were also eligible for certain benefits by Netflix India for its postpaid users but those offers have been withdrawn for now. Follow this space to know if and when more offers come on Netflix India Subscription.
What Content Does Netflix India Offer?
Netflix has a huge arsenal of content, including Movies, TV Series and Documentaries of all genres and age groups. Along with buying content hosting rights from production houses, Netflix has been generating original content since 2007, starting from the series “House of Cards”. In India, Netflix Originals debuted with the controversial yet loved series “Sacred Games”.
From Hollywood gems like ‘Gravity’ to Bollywood Masterpieces like ‘Masaan’, Netflix has a movie for every mood. Netflix movies span through an array of genres including comedy, thrillers, adult/sex, drama and crime.
Here’s a list of a few popular movies on Netflix India from different genres-
|Romantic Movies||Ginny Weds Sunny, The Kissing Booth 2, Kabir Singh|
|Thriller Movies||Raat Akeli Hai, Ghost Stories, Article 15, Raajneeti|
|Action Movies||Aquaman, Gangs of Wasseypur, Race 2|
|Sci-fi Movies||Jurassic World, Spiderman, Battleship, The Minority, Report|
|Award-Winning Films||Bahubali, A Wednesday, Matrix, Delhi Belly, Lord of the Rings|
Netflix India also has movies of different Indian regional languages. Here’s a list –
|Malayalam Movies||Uyare, Forensic, Varane Avashyamund, Kappela|
|Bengali Movies||Meghnabodh Rohoshyo, Shonar Pahar, Samantara|
|Tamil Movies||Solo, Psycho, Super Deluxe, Thaandavam,|
|Telugu Movies||Petta, Mallesham, Anaamika, Manmadhudu 2|
|Marathi Movies||Kaagar, Aapla Manus, Bhaai, Natsamrat, Firebrand|
Netflix TV Shows
For all the TV shows lovers out there, Netflix is a fantasy land which offers a huge library of TV shows from different countries, cultures, genres, and stories.
You will find some of the most popular US TV shows here like Sherlock, Suits, Breaking Bad, Shark Tank, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
For the Indian Audience, Netflix has some nice picks including Yeh Meri Family, Anjaan, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, and 21 Sarfarosh.
Netflix has a range of Original content as well apart from popular TV Shows. Look for the N symbol on the top left corner of the thumbnail picture of a TV Show or Movie to know whether it’s an original show or not. Check out the picture below.
|Popular Hindi Movies on Netflix||Kabir Singh, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Talvar|
|Popular Netflix Original Movies in Hindi||Ginny Weds Sunny, Raat Akeli Hai, Serious Men|
|Popular Netflix Hindi Originals||Sacred Games, Delhi Crime, Selection Day, Ghoul|
|Popular English Movies on Netflix||Pride & Prejudice, The Dictator, Gravity|
|Popular Netflix Original Movies in English||The Social Dilemma, Rebecca, Project Power|
|Popular Netflix English Originals||Lucifer, The Stranger Things, Sex Education, Emily In Paris|
|Popular Netflix TV Shows||Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Suits, Ye Meri Zindagi, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., The Big Bang Theory|
|Popular Indian Stand-Up Comedies On Netflix||Ladies Up, Hasmukh|
Everyone knows about the Netflix obsession with Radhika Apte (wink,wink). If you’re a fan of Radhika Apte, don’t forget to check out Radhika Apte Movies & Series on Netflix.
What Are the Alternatives And Competitors Of Netflix India?
Netflix was ruling the Digital Media Streaming market for a long time because of no other significant competition. But with time, other prominent alternatives of Netflix have emerged. Amazon Prime Video is one of them. In this section, we’ll take a look at all the other available VOD Platforms in India and how Netflix compares to them.
Amazon Prime offers Prime membership at a much lower cost (INR 129 for a month and INR 999 for a year), and also offers useful services like free and fast delivery on Amazon Prime, access to Amazon Music and ebooks. A wide variety of content from Bollywood, Regional, Original to Foreign movies, Amazon Prime gives a tough competition to Netflix in all aspects.
The deciding factor would be whether the show/movie you’re looking for is available on Netflix or Amazon Prime as the content on both these platforms is not overlapping in general.
Another major competition of Netflix is Hotstar with competitive pricing (INR 299 for a month, INR 1499 for a year for its premium content), various genres of content including sports, TV shows and movies.
Youtube also has some free and paid uploaded movies. The cost of paid films is as low as ₹25. These videos can be streamed on the Youtube app itself. It is a good choice for users who know exactly which films they want to watch.
With a number of TV shows, Original series & movies, Bollywood blockbuster movies and content in other languages as well, Zee5 gives a tough competition to Netflix with its cheaper subscription as compared to Netflix. Priced at INR 999 for a year, Zee5 has popular Bollywood movies like Kedarnarth, Veere di Wedding and a host of original shows like Rangbaaz, Karenjit Kaur, Poison etc to entertain its viewers.
Take a look at the following comparison to understand how Netflix stands in front of its competition.
|Subscription Plan Details||Netflix Subscription||PrimeVideo Subscription||Hooq Subscription||Hotstar Subscription||AltBalaji Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||Zee5 Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||Hungama Play Subscription||Voot Subscription||Vodafone Play Subscription||Airtel TV Subscription||Viu Subscription||HoiChoi Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|1 month||No||30-day free trial on adding a recurring payment method||7 days||First 3 episodes of every TV Series||Selected Content is Free||No free trial period, Some Content is Free||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||You can view a 10-minute preview of every movie and TV series||Free||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||30 days free||No Free Trial|
|Monthly Plan||INR 500 (1 User)
INR 600 (2 Users)
INR 800 (4 Users)
|INR 129||INR 89||INR 199||–||INR 99||INR 99 (All Access Pack)
INR 49 (Regional Pack)
|INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 99||Free||–||–||INR 99 for 2 months||N/A|
|3-Month Plan||–||–||–||–||INR 100||INR 149||–||–||INR 249||Free||–||–||–||N/A|
|6-Month Plan||–||–||–||–||–||–||INR 599 (All Access Pack)||–||Free||–||–||INR 299||N/A|
|Yearly Plan||–||INR 999||INR 450||INR 999
INR 299 (All Sports Plan)
|INR 300||INR 499||INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
|INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|INR 799||Free||–||–||INR 599||INR 999 for 3 years
INR 399 for 1 year
|Simultaneous Streaming||1 to 4 Users||Unlimited||5 Devices||1 User||5 Devices||1 User||5 Devices||1 Device||1 Device||Unlimited||–||–||5 Devices||1 User|
|Premium Features||Unlimited Access, HD & UHD Streaming||Unlimited Access to PrimeVideo, PrimeMusic & Kindle e-Books,
|Unlimited Access, Download & Offline Viewing, Few Rental Movies Only||Unlimited Access, Live TV & Sports||Unlimited Access, Offline download||Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|Unlimited Access, Live TV, Ad Free Streaming,
|Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Unlimited Access, Ad-Free Viewing, Offline Download, Originals||NA||Free 1 year Amazon Prime & 2,3,12 months Netflix Subscription||Offline Download, Selected content of Zee5
Free 3 months Netflix & 1 year Amazon Prime Subscription
|Ad-free streaming, Unlimited access, Offline Download||Ad free streaming, Unlimited access, offline download|
|Offers||Free subscription for selected Airtel & Vodafone Users||Free for selected users of BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone||First 90 days for INR 89 for recurring payment method, 1 free movie rental ticket per month||Some content on Airtel TV & JioCinema; 1 year free on Flipkart First for 50 coins||Free for Selected users of Airtel, Jio & Vodafone||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||Selected free content for Airtel TV & JioCinema; 50% Cashback with Paytm||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||3-month free subscription for Mi TV users & Cloud TV X2 users. 60% off for ACT Fibrenet users.||NA||NA||NA||3 months free subscription for ‘Flipkart Plus members||Airtel and Vodafone Idea users can stream come content for free|
|Service & Content Type||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports & News , Regional Content||Original TV Series, Movies & TV Shows||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV & Sports||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals of ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows
Originals of ErosNow, AltBalaji, Live TV
|On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Bengali Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals, Music|
|Data Usage per Hour||750 MB (HD)||925 MB (SD), 2.2 GB (HD), 6 GB (4K/UHD)||1.65 GB (HD)||1.3 GB(HD)||750 MB (SD)||1.9 GB (HD)||4.3 GB(HD)||400 MB (SD)||1.5 GB (HD)||350 MB (SD)||2 GB (HD)||2.2 GB (HD)||1.9 GB (HD)|
What’s Good and Bad In Netflix?
- A great amount of varied content.
- Easy-to-use features that are simple to understand.
- The Download feature allows you to download videos to watch them later.
- Considerably more expensive than other streaming services, like SonyLIV(Rs. 299 per month) and Amazon Prime(Rs.129 per month).
Netflix Subscription – Is It Worth The Bucks?
While Netflix is expensive compared to other streaming services, it has enough content to make up for it. So you should subscribe to Netflix if:
- You binge-watch a considerable amount of shows and you want to do so without interruption.
- You can split the Premium subscription cost between three friends to reduce your monthly payment to approx Rs.200.
- You like the original content and want to watch it the moment it is released.
What Are The Features Of Netflix?
A huge quality content library is not the only plus point of Netflix. Along with a plethora of content, Netflix also offers a good User Experience to its subscribers on its platform. Whether it’s app or the website, most of the users feel comfortable while using and navigating through it. Similarly, there are many more features that Netflix has to offer to you.
An Elegant & Efficient UI: The Netflix UI is simple and efficient. There are buttons to skip forward and backward by ten seconds, tabs to select audio and subtitles, and tabs to skip intros and episodes.
Offline Downloading: Once you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can enjoy your favorite movies or TV shows even without an active internet connection by downloading the content for offline streaming.
Parental Control: Netflix has a separate section for Kids named as – Netflix Kids. Users can create a separate account for kids which will restrict adult content for that user and also showcase content which kids will love to watch.
SD, HD & Ultra HD Picture Quality: Depending on your subscription plan, you can stream Netflix movies, TV shows, and originals in either Standard Quality, High Definition, or Ultra High Definition.
Multilingual Content: WIth Netflix, you can enjoy a plethora of content in foreign languages. Being a worldwide Digital media streaming service, Netflix offers content both in International languages and Regional languages as well.
Subtitles Availability: Netflix allows you to enable and disable the subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and Movies.
Search & Recommendation: You can search the movies or TV shows by their titles, people involved, or genres from the search feature. Netflix also recommends TV Shows and movies based on your watch history and preferences.
Add to ‘My List’: You can create and manage your own watchlist under the ‘My List’ section on Netflix. My List allows you to add your favorite Netflix movies and TV shows to your watchlist for easy access.
Which Devices Support Netflix?
Netflix is compatible on –
- Computer: Visit the Netflix website and start streaming.
- Android & iOS: Android, Apple, and Windows smartphones.
- Smart TVs: Sony, Samsung, Sharp, LG, etc.
- Media Players: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku TV
- Streaming Devices: Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick.
- Gaming consoles: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U.
- Bluray players and set-top boxes
How Can I Subscribe To Netflix?
- Go to the website at www.netflix.com/in
- Enter your email id and click on Get Started
- Create a password for your Netflix India account
- Select a plan from the 4 monthly subscription plans available.
- Choose your payment method and enter payment details.
How To Cancel Netflix Subscription?
Cancellation is pretty straightforward. Simply click on the “Cancel Membership” button on the Account page.