There is good news in store for Netflix users in India and for those people who have subscribed to the most affordable plans, there will be HD facility available. If reports are anything to go by, Netflix is testing something new which will be a great addition for people who are on the more affordable subscription plans.
Netflix’s mobile plan priced at Rs 199 and the basic plan priced at Rs 499 now support HD (720p) viewing. This update was first picked up by Gadgets 360, and it has been done on the first two Netflix subscription plans. When it was rolled out, the Netflix mobile and basic plan offered SD (480p) quality viewing. All the other facilities with the plan remain the same.
Now with this update, Netflix users will be now able to watch content in HD quality. The other two Netflix plans that are standard (Rs 649) and premium (Rs 799) will not have any new offers as things stand now. As per an official statement quoted by Hindustan Times, Netflix has confirmed that this is only a test for now.
“We are always looking for ways in which to make the Netflix experience more immersive and enjoyable for our members. At the moment, this is a test, and might not be rolled out widely,” a Netflix spokesperson said.
There are other plans which are in the work – Netflix is reportedly testing another strategy where it will offer the first month for just Rs 5 in India. This offer will be applicable to any subscription plan where the user chooses, but the first month will be offered at Rs 5. This is only for new Netflix subscribers though.
The streaming platform has also started showing a daily ‘Top 10’ list for movies and TV shows.