Netflix introduces new plans in South Africa – including one for just R39

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Popular online streaming service Netflix has introduced two new subscription plans in South Africa – including one just that costs just R39 per month.

The streaming plans are dubbed Mobile and Mobile+ and bring the total number of Netflix packages to five. The first three plans are Basic (R99), Standard (R139) and Premium (R169).

Speaking to MyBroadband, a Netflix representative said the new plans are being tested and prospective subscribers will see either one or the other when they visit the signup page.

“We’ve had the same three plans for several years now and this test offer reflects significant usage of and preference for mobile in South Africa. We’ll only roll this out longer-term if people value the increased flexibility,” Netflix explained.

Netflix Mobile plans prices

The Netflix Mobile plan’s price is R39 per month while the Netflix Mobile+ plan’s price is R59 per month.

Both plans offer 480p streaming resolution. Subscribers can watch on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) on both plans, but not on TV. Subscribers of both plans can only have one stream at a time.

The difference between the plans is that for Mobile+, subscribers can also watch on laptop while Mobile subscribers can’t.

Netflix price South Africa different packages

Below is a summary of Netflix price South Africa different packages, including their respective specifications:

Monthly priceR39R59R99R139R199
Video qualityGoodGoodGoodBetterBest
Watch on TVNoNoYesYesYes
Watch on mobile phone, tabletYesYesYesYesYes
Watch on laptopNoYesYesYesYes
No. of screens at the same time11124
Unlimited films and TV programmesYesYesYesYesYes
Cancel at any timeYesYesYesYesYes

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