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Netflix tests new Mobile+ plan with HD streaming, laptop support

Netflix has started testing a new mobile subscription plan in India. The new Netflix plan offers HD viewing and even support for laptop.

Netflix gets a new mobile plan in India.
Netflix gets a new mobile plan in India.

Netflix is currently testing a new mobile subscription plan in India. Called ‘Mobile+’, this Netflix plan is priced at 349 per month. It comes with support for HD streaming and supports all devices except TV.

The new Netflix plan is currently in testing so everyone may not see it. This subscription plan supports HD streaming on any phone, tablet or even computer. But it can be used on only one device at a time. This is the second mobile plan Netflix has introduced in India. Netflix launched its first mobile plan priced at 199 last year with support for SD (Standard Definition) streaming.

The new Netflix plan which was first spotted by Android Pure, is actually cheaper than the basic Netflix plan priced at 499 per month. The basic Netflix plan also doesn’t have support for HD content and can be used on one device at a time. The only difference here is that on this plan users can watch Netflix on TV.

"We launched the Mobile Plan in India to make it easier for anyone with a smartphone to enjoy Netflix. We want to see if members like the added choice this offer brings. We’ll only roll it out long-term if they do,” Netflix said.

The new Netflix plan seems like a much better deal than the basic plan. If users exclude watching Netflix on TV, the Mobile+ plan has better perks and it's cheaper too.

Netflix has two more subscription plans for Indian users. The standard plan is priced at 649 per month, and it comes with HD streaming and support for two devices. The most expensive one is the 799 premium plan that lets users watch 4K, HDR content and supports UHD streaming. Also, this Netflix plan supports four devices at a time.