Netflix Testing $4 Mobile-Only Subscription Plan "In Foreign Markets"

Ted Sarandos chief content officer Netflix

Ted Sarandos chief content officer Netflix

"That's half the price of the company's next cheapest package - "Basic" - which retails for ... around $7.90, per month in Malaysia". The company told TechCrunch that it is running similar trials in a few countries, but declined to provide any additional details.

Hence, this subscription plan might just provide Netflix mobile users with a cheaper alternative to access their favourite video streaming service. It seems like a great deal, but one of the downside of the one month plan is the fact that the contents will only be available in standard definition (SD) and not in high definition (HD). Reports show that Netflix is now testing such an option, with a discount of about half of the monthly bill.

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Video streaming platform, Netflix has unveiled a mobile-only plan for subscribers in Malaysia. With the lower-priced mobile-only subscription, it will aim to reach out to those new users in India.

If you're interested to try out the new mobile only plan which is still on its test phase, you would have to view it on Netflix mobile app or on Netflix's website on your smart phone. Tying Netflix plan pricing structure in Malaysia to its USA offerings clearly wasn't keeping it competitive when compared to the local market. This experiment could prove to be interesting for Netflix as many users have gone mobile for just about everything. For weeks, the content streaming giant has touted plans to create more content specifically for India and other Asian countries, and it is now testing out a low-cost version of its service that is available only for smartphones and tablets. Netflix says it is also working on almost 100 film and TV projects across Asia, including in Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan, laying the groundwork for these films through their new offices in Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

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