(Correction: This article incorrectly attributed a set of responses to questions Indian users had for Netflix India. The Twitter handle, @NetflixIND, responding to the queries, is fake and has been suspended. The error is sincerely regretted.)
The wait was over finally last night when Netflix, arguably world's most popular movies and TV show streaming service, went live in India. Indians are naturally very excited about this as they can now watch a wide range of shows and movies paying a basic fee of Rs 500 a month.
The move confirmed months of speculation on the launch of the service in the second-most populous country in the world. The company will also offer two other plans priced at 650 rupees and 800 rupees, it announced on its website.
Netflix is aggressively moving into new markets and aims to reach 200 countries by the end of 2016, as slowing domestic growth puts pressure on the company.
Users can access Netflix through an app on a smart TV, a videogame console, a streaming player, a smartphone or a tablet.
However, there are initial kinks that need to be ironed out by the service, including problems with payment.
Here are some issues users faced signing up for the service.
@NetflixIND There appears to be a problem with the payment method you are trying to use.
Can you help me out here?January 7, 2016
Anyone else have any problem registering a debit card on Netflix India?— “” (@KunalTarcaryen) January 7, 2016
#NetflixIndia unable to register problem with card details, what crap?— Vinod Yadav (@vinod407) January 6, 2016
Happy to see #NetFlix in India. The only problem is, Network!— Anurag Jaiswal (@anuragjaiswal26) January 6, 2016
Let's hope Netflix sorts these problems out soon to help Indians binge watch their favourite shows.
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