When it comes to moving boxes and streaming services, it is difficult to look beyond Netflix. Apart from the fact that they have become more popular in the streaming and movie boxes industries today, they without a doubt, boast the finest selections of original and top-class movies. It is easy to see why they rate among the very best at what they offer.
While they have answered lots of questions about their quality and originality, many people still have questions as regards how much their subscriptions go for. In this post, we will take a look at the various types of subscriptions available on Netflix and how much they go for today.
How Much do Netflix’s Plans Cost in South Africa?
Like most other streaming services in and outside South Africa, Netflix subscription comes at standard prices. The streaming service offers three mainstreaming plans and they vary in price.
For accuracy, we will leave the price estimates in dollars, as the consistency in the currency exchange rate could result in a not-so-accurate computation. As it stands, the cheapest Netflix subscription goes for $2.89 (approx. ZAR$45) while the most expensive goes for about $10.58 (approx. ZAR$163) which approximates $11 per month.
See below the various streaming plans available today and how much they go for.
This is the cheapest and the simplest subscription plan available on Netflix. This plan also has the most limited features and compare to others, the simplest. The plan costs $6.98 (approx. ZAR$108) which is approximate to $7. The basic subscription plan allows the user to access it only on a single screen per time. This plan comes as an advantage to users who are single users of their account and do not share their subscription with any other person.
Also, the resolution is limited to SD – Standard Resolution. While this might not offer the same viewing experience as the HD, it is still largely appreciable and to a standard, offers a fair view experience. Considering the cost though, users wouldn’t have so much to complain about.
Unlike the basic subscription plan, the standard subscription plan allows users to watch on more than one screen. The plan costs approximate $8.66 (approx. ZAR$134) per month. Another advantage this subscription plan has over the basic plan is that it supports High Definition (HD), which means you can take your viewing experience to another level.
This subscription plan is currently the most expensive Netflix subscription plan available today. At the rate of approximately $10.58 (approx. ZAR$163) per month, users can watch on up to four screens at the same time. This is perfect for a family and friends setting in which four users can be on the same subscription, watching different movies or programs at the same time. Also, the premium subscription plan supports both HD and 4K Ultra HD views.
Paying for the subscription plan you are picking wouldn’t be a problem at all. Like most other online payments, you can easily subscribe to your preferred Netflix plan with your card, either with your Master Card or with Visa Card. You can also use your PayPal account to make payments for your preferred subscription plan.
Usually, when you register for Netflix, your subscription for the first month is usually free. However, to get this, you will be required to register a d provide your payment details before you are entitled to the free subscription.
PRICES LAST UPDATED: MARCH 29, 2022.
Connecting Netflix to Your TV
While you can watch Netflix movies on many platforms by connecting it to those devices, connecting it to your TV offers the very best experience, especially when you are on the standard or premium subscription plan, which will give you access to better HD or 4K Ultra HD viewing experience.
With a Smart TV, you can easily link your Netflix account to the TV. For other types of television, you can easily access your Netflix with your laptop or other similar device and connect your laptop to the television with your HDMI cable.
What You Will Like About Netflix
Easy to use – This perhaps is the most obvious advantage Netflix has. The streaming service is so easy to use. It does not require any complex out of the box setup. All you need do is subscribe to the plan you prefer, login to your account and watch movies on the platform you choose. You can also download the application on your phones, tablets and personal computers. If you want to watch on your TV, you can easily access your account you’re your smart TV or connect via HDMI on other types of TV.
No Commercials – One of the most frustrating things when streaming a show or a movie is the adverts that pop up on a regular basis. On Netflix though, you wouldn’t experience this.
Various Subscription Plans – Another benefit of Netflix is that you can select a membership plan that suits you, as already shown above. You also have the option to either downgrade or upgrade your subscription plan anytime you want. You can also smile with the knowledge that the first month is free for all the plans and you can also decide to cancel a plan whenever you want.
Great Overall Experience – Do we still need to emphasize this? Netflix offers you an experience you would not forget in a moment. You can watch movies and shows without putting a hole in your pocket. You can also create a list of your favourite movies and explore new content.