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Netflix reportedly launching in India next year

Cyberghost

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Netflix is reportedly bringing its streaming TV service to India by 2016, according to The Times of India.

Sources familiar with the matter told the newspaper that the service will arrive with popular Indian shows like Buniyaad, Nukkad and Malgudi Days, and will be available on iOS and Android.

A Netflix spokesperson told the paper, “We have said we plan to be nearly global by the end of 2016. We have nothing else to share at this point.”

The company has 62 million subscribers worldwide and has a huge opportunity to capitalize on in India. With 4G services from major carriers like Airtel and Reliance Jio rolling out across the country, the playing field for on-demand video services is growing quickly.

Netflix also launched its service in Australia and New Zealand in March.

We’ve contacted Netflix to find out more and will update this post when we hear back.

Source: TheNextWeb
 

Desmond

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Only viable once FUP gets abolished.

We cannot expect to stream HD content anytime soon, but atleast 360p is still better.
 

theserpent

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Great. But , why it may/may not be successful here.

*The users who may want to use this service ~ Booom FUP. They will surely not continue after using for their subscribed time.
*Many would be like, why should we spend and stream when we can just pirate it.

Netflix should study the Indian market carefully before entering here.
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
on 2nd thoughts it should be viable if netflix pays airtel and their traffic is free.
just like that flipkart airtel zero plan
 

Vyom

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Youtube bashes about pathetic stateof internet in their ads.
Waiting for Netflix's bash too.
 

Desmond

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on 2nd thoughts it should be viable if netflix pays airtel and their traffic is free.
just like that flipkart airtel zero plan
You can't be serious. That is gross violation of net neutrality.

Also, Flipkart's traffic is negligible compared to Netflix. Therefore this won't be viable either considering the poor state of the internet here.
 

Desmond

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Great. But , why it may/may not be successful here.

*The users who may want to use this service ~ Booom FUP. They will surely not continue after using for their subscribed time.
*Many would be like, why should we spend and stream when we can just pirate it.

Netflix should study the Indian market carefully before entering here.
That is the mentality of most Indians. But, if they can make Netflix more convenient than piracy and market it better, people could prefer paying then than pirating.
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
You can't be serious. That is gross violation of net neutrality.

Also, Flipkart's traffic is negligible compared to Netflix. Therefore this won't be viable either considering the poor state of the internet here.

netflix already paid 2 major isps in US.
you think indian isp will let go ? its ruthless business... extract maximum money or gtfo.
 

Vyom

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Don't mind but the thing is, we want to it free forever, and also don't like ads. I don't think this way any business will survive.

Who said anything about 'not liking the ads'. What I meant was that right now Netflix probably don't know the Indian ground all too well. Youtube does.
Just today I was trying to watch a few clips on YT on my Android app. Just saw the loading screen for most of the time. And this is the state of Airtel's 3G, who recently increased their prices to Rs 300 per month for 1 GB 3G.

So unless India could resolve its situation of Internet to cater to the needs of Multimedia usage, services like Netflix can't survive here.
 

Vyom

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^ 300 bucks for 1GB? **** 0_0
Yup. And there was no other even lower data plan for 28 days. Probably when Airtel realised from the hue and cry of people, they implemented another 28 day plan, Rs. 249 and 650 mb :/
 

Skyh3ck

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i guess BSNL has cheapest rated for Mobile internet, right?

also,india is not a great country for internet, its too much greedy people all around us, from government to corporates, they only know how to make money,
 

dissel

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i guess BSNL has cheapest rated for Mobile internet, right?

also,india is not a great country for internet, its too much greedy people all around us, from government to corporates, they only know how to make money,

Yes, 251/- for 2.2GB valid for 28 Days....but don't expect any constant 3G grade speed. Need to restart your router/ Data Card after 24 hours...and during any special event like Diwali / New Year and other festive season or election season (in your Area) - Avoid Data Pack recharge or finish your Data Pack before those.
 

Anorion

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the logic circuits for a good deal will break in this case
this is the most demanding service there is. Netflix pricing tiers involves HD content.
we want them to pay for the bandwidth, and they want us to pay for the bandwidth
 

swatkats

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Forget FUP, Companies like HOOQ are giving options to download content and watch it later, since most of them do not have High Speed Internet & Still Majority of the chaps ask for DRM Free content, so that they can download it on to their PC.
HOOQ offers unlimited streaming with Good collections for 199/month, For Some its still Costly. Greedy Ass****
 
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