Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced at CES Las Vegas that the video streaming service had been switched on in 130 new countries. South Africa is now Live!

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Where you were previously redirected to a page telling you that Netflix was not available in South Africa, you are now invited to sign up for a free month of streaming.

The serviceĀ is priced in US dollars, with plans structured the same as in the US.

Its cheapest package costs $7.99 per month and offers a single stream in standard definition, while its most expensive plan is $11.99 and lets you watch up to 4 simultaneous streams in HD and UHD resolutions.

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The table below summarises the Netflix plans available.

Plan Price Resolution Screens
Basic $7.99 (R126) SD 1
Standard $9.99 (R158) HD 2
Premium $11.99 (R190) HD / UHD 4
Exchange rate: R15.83/$

You have to provide credit card information or a PayPal account when signing up, but you can cancel if you are concerned aboutĀ being billed at the end of your free month of service.

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