If you’re in South Africa, you are probably locked in at home, which means the little voice coercing you to binge-watch something is a sound stuck in your head like that Wimpy Lekker Breakfast song in 2010.
As a society, we talk about ‘Netflix and Chill’ as if it’s freely accessible to everybody, everywhere. We may not have the ‘chill’ portion of the phrase covered (because finding someone during a pandemic is an extreme sport) but we do have some news that will make the Netflix part a little easier.
Netflix is going to be cheaper and more accessible for South Africans.
At the option of R49 per month, Netflix is offering their mobile-only plan across the sub-Saharan African region, as per The South African. So our friends in Nigeria and Kenya are also in for saving some coins.
Netflix got the idea from two mobile plan options to see how their members would feel about it according to Good Things Guy. Now, the Mobile Plan option is sitting up with its older family members: Basic, Standard and Premium plans.
“The mobile plan will 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,” says a Netflix spokesperson.
What you need to know about the plan:
- It’s targeted for your phone but also your tablet.
- The stream is in SD (520p).
- More importantly, only one device can play it. You can still have five different profiles, but only one device streaming at a time. This means that the community who uses your Netflix account won’t be able to have access at the same time as you. It’s similar to fighting over the remote like we did back in the day.
- You still have access to all of the titles offered on the entire Netflix catalogue.
- You still have access to other Netflix features like Smart Downloads, adaptive UI, 5 profiles, profile PINs, and maturity settings just as you would on existing plans.
As per the South African.
Ready, set, Netflix!