Chill!: Netflix PH offers bite-sized PHP149 plan for phones, handhelds

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Going into self-quarantine to prevent the spread of a potentially deadly virus can be tough, but with Netflix’s new cheaper subscription plan, staying at home may be just a little bit easier.

Netflix announced yesterday that Philippine-based mobile users can subscribe for as little as PHP149 (US$3) per month.

The streaming giant’s director for product innovation, Patrick Flemming, told local media during a video call that they’re offering the plan in just four other countries, including Indonesia, India, and Malaysia, Businessworld reports.

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“Our job is to provide so much more value than what our price is, that consumers don’t have to think twice about whether we’re worth trying out… Hopefully, it attracts folks who are in the fence, who are wondering whether Netflix is a good fit for them,” he said.

With this plan, subscribers can watch and download all of Netflix’s content ad-free using their mobile phones or tablets, one screen at a time, ABS-CBN News reports.

Flemming added that they’re confident that more Filipinos will subscribe given how cheap this plan is, and given that most Filipinos watch as much as three hours of content on their phones every day, GMA News reports.

“We’re enthusiastic to introduce the mobile plan in the Philippines to make it even easier for anyone with a smartphone to enjoy Netflix. At home or on the go, now more people can watch all the shows and movies Netflix has to offer, wherever and whenever they want,” he said.

Meanwhile, users who want to watch Netflix on their laptops and TVs still have to cough up a bit more for regular subscriptions, which start at PHP369 (US$7).


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