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!
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 service 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.
The table below summarises the Netflix plans available.
|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 about being billed at the end of your free month of service.