Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The One With Netflix

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Hey,Are you enjoying Netflix services or not.  Netflix?? Have you heard this word before or not.I think, people mostly in India didn't hear about it before 2016.As of January 6, Netflix has been available in India but most of the people are still confuse with this term.
So this article will quest your thirst

What is Netflix ?

Netflix is the most popular video streaming service that allows users to watch content on screens ranging from a smartphones to a smart television. It works with a variety of other devices like PlayStation and Apple TV, letting users stream directly onto larger screen. Netflix is also the creator of a lot of original, made for the web content, much of which is now in high-resolution Ultra HD.It launched its services in India and 129 other countries on January 6. With the launch, the popular TV and movie streaming service now covers most of the world except for China.It is not free.Users have to pay according to their plans.In a nut shell, it is complementary to cable.

How to use Netflix ?

You can sign up for Netflix either through the website or the Netflix app that is available on iOS, Windows and other major platforms. During signup, you are asked to enter your card details and age. But if you are trying to make a purchase through iOS or Android, then your card details are already there with the store.

During signup you have to specify if you are above 18 and this means there is not going to be a lot of censored content, while everything will be rated. However, while creating a profile Netflix lets you identify children so that they don’t get access to any adult content.It has said that it is not censoring any videos in India as of now. The company also told Gadgets 360 that it may reduce pricing in the future.

How is the  service priced in India ?

First month of their service is free in India.They are offering 3 pacakges in India :-

1.Basic :- It costs INR 500. In this package, user will get the basic facilities like access to all the content anywhere and at any time.
2.Standard :- It costs INR 650. It provides HD services and one can watch content on two screens simultaneously.
3.Premium :- It costs INR 800 and apart from all the benefits offered in the Standard package, it provides Ultra HD facilities and the capability to watch content on four screens at the same time.

  User can also cancel the package as and when one wishes to.

Indian library on Netflix :-

The library of shows and movies is tailored according to region, therefore, user can’t expect to see exactly the same shows in India that are aired in the US. Generally speaking, It does have regional variations in its content — for instance, user won’t find exactly the same stuff on a Netflix UK service as its US one — but what is disappointing many people is that at the moment, less than 10 per cent of the content available on a US Netflix account is accessible in India. So some popular shows you won’t be able to watch include House of Cards, Breaking Bad (Really good serial), New Girl and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

It brought you not just shows, movies and documentaries popular in the US, but also local content. So get ready to see Bollywood movies, regional content and — who knows — maybe locally produced Netflix originals? According to the Wire, there are about 80 Indian movies and TV shows already available, mostly in Hindi, and more are to come.

Advantages of Netflix :-

Indians are some of the biggest entertainment buffs of the world. They are mad for IPL games, films, music videos while returning home from work or going to office. This is why Hotstar has become such a popular app and this is where Netflix too can play a major role.

What Indian viewers will further like about Netflix is the fact that one can cancel the plan anytime online. Experts are of the opinion that Netflix will bring a major revolution in the way Indians use entertainment channels.The good part is that while watching a video, users don’t have to watch any commercials and user can pause, rewind, fast forward and re-watch the video at any point of time

In the last few years, the number of young Indian viewers with access to international hits like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Flash and various films – especially the franchises – has only grown and as a result the Indian TV industry has lost some of its edge especially in the urban areas. This void can be filled by Netflix.

Several people in India also feel that Netflix, with its penchant for producing original content, will make shows and documentaries in India as well and thus some employment would be generated in the Indian entertainment industry.

With Netflix, user can watch any content at any place and at any time.
The quality of content on Netflix is really amazing. One can take his pick from various genres like action, drama, comedy or TV shows and documentaries and enjoy watching it on HD.

User can watch content on their Smart TVs, Chromecasts, PlayStations, Apple TVs, Xboxes, and Blu-Ray players. If they want to catch it on-the–go, all they need to do is download the Netflix app on their smartphones. One can also catch the content on So, there is a wide array of media to choose from.

Disadvantages of Netflix :-

Cost,Even the basic package costs INR 500 which many feel would be better utilized on broadband net connections and platforms such as Torrent. This is why perhaps Netflix is offering the first month for free with unlimited downloading facilities.

Internet Speed,It also requires a minimum connection speed of 512 kbps, and recommends needs at least 3 Mbps for standard definition and 5 Mbps for high definition (and 25 Mbps for ultra high definition). One hour of SD streaming will put you back by about 1GB and the same amount of HD by 3 GB. Most Indian broadband users have limits around 30 and 40 GB. 

Data usage,according to company's own documentation, an HD stream can use up to 3GB of data per hour, while SD video can take anywhere between 300 and 700MB per hour. 4K Ultra HD streaming - if you have a fast enough connection to support that in the first place - will set you back by 7GB per hour. 

               I think this article will help you a lot to understand this term and it's impact on India.

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