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Netflix launches new subscription plan for Indonesian smartphone users

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, December 11, 2019  /  03:00 pm
Netflix launches new subscription plan for Indonesian smartphone users

New users can subscribe to this mobile-only plan for a 30-day free trial period and continue for Rp 49,000 (US$3.50) per month. (Shutterstock/sitthiphong)

Netflix has recently introduced a new subscription plan for users who only watch on smartphones or tablets. 

The plan, previously launched in India and Malaysia, limits video quality to a maximum of SD (480p) -- differing from the basic and standard plan, which has a maximum of HD (1080p) and premium plan, with a maximum of Ultra HD (4k). 

“We have seen that Indonesians have twice the screen time of our global users,” said Netflix spokesperson Kooswardini Wulandari, as reported by KompasTekno on Tuesday. “The [SD] quality is sufficient for mobile needs.”

New users can subscribe to this mobile-only plan for a 30-day free trial period and continue for Rp 49,000 (US$3.50) per month. This price does not include the internet data for mobile streaming. 

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Currently only a few cellular providers offer data packages especially for Netflix, such as XL Axiata and Tri (3).

Kooswardini said that Netflix did have a data-saving feature, claiming that 1GB is enough for up to seven hours of streaming. (vel/kes)

The prices for Netflix subscription plans in Indonesia are as follows:

Mobile: Rp 49,000 per month

Basic: Rp 109,000 per month

Standard: Rp 139,000 per month

Premium: Rp 169,000 per month 

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