There are two brand-new, economically friendly subscription plans to enjoy Netflix in Mzansi. The Mobile and Mobile+ plans are aimed at users who only stream on their mobile devices or laptops and they are priced at R39 and R59 per month respectively.
While Netflix is still rolling these offerings out throughout the country, the streaming giant says users wanting to sign up to these new packages should visit Netflix’s signup page for more information.
The Netflix Mobile plan offers one simultaneous stream and supports smartphones and tablets, and allows users to stream at a resolution of up to 480p.
Netflix Mobile+ also supports up to 480p for streaming and allows users to watch on their laptop or desktop computer as well as mobile phones and tablets.
The mobile options come in at a much cheaper rate than Netflix’s existing three packages – Basic, Standard, and Premium. These are priced at R99, R139, and R169 respectively, and they support streaming through a smart TV interface as well as higher video quality.
Users can sign up to the Netflix Mobile and Mobile+ plans by visiting the Netflix signup page. At the moment, this signup page only presents visitors with one of the two options, which seems to be determined at random.
“We’ve had the same three plans for several years now and this test offer reflects significant usage of and preference for mobile in South Africa,” the company said in an interview with My Broadband. “We’ll only roll this out longer-term if people value the increased flexibility.”