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Netflix is testing a sub-$4 plan for India: What do you get for the cash?

The plan offers mobile-only streaming to one smartphone or tablet at a time. So those with laptops and smart TVs are out of luck.

Published onMarch 22, 2019

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Netflix may have caught some flak earlier this year for increasing its prices, but that doesn’t completely close the door on cheaper plans for some markets. In fact, the company is testing a 250 rupee (~$3.62) offering in India right now.

This new tier is a mobile-only plan and is currently being tested with a limited number of users, according to the Economic Times (via Engadget). By comparison, Netflix’s basic streaming plan costs 500 rupees (~$7.27) in the country.

The outlet adds that this new plan allows users to watch Netflix on a single smartphone or tablet at a time (no laptop or TV support here).

It’s believed that even with this mobile-only plan, Netflix is still one of the most expensive streaming services in the country. Amazon Prime Video is reportedly available for 129 rupees (~$1.87) a month, while a Hotstar subscription starts at 199 rupees (~$2.89) a month.

“We will be testing different options in select countries where members can watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time,” a company spokesperson told the Economic Times. “Not everyone will see these options and we may never roll out these specific plans beyond the tests.”

Would you buy this cheaper offering if given the chance? Let us know in the comments section!

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