Netflix, the popular online TV service is now officially available in Malaysia and in over 130 countries. As announced at CES, Netflix is virtually everywhere except for China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria. Now you can enjoy binge watching TV shows from the US with having to use a VPN.
Similar to iflix, you get to watch Netflix anywhere across multiple devices including your PC, mobile device, media boxes and gaming consoles. In terms of subscription, 3 options are available which varies on quality and number of simultaneous streams.
Netflix starts from RM33/month for the basic plan that lets you watch on a single device in standard definition. Moving up the notch is the standard option with HD quality streaming up to 2 devices for RM42/month. For the ultimate experience in Ultra HD, you can go premium for RM51/month and it supports 4 devices. For new subscribers, you can try Netflix free for a month but you’re required to enter your credit card payment details upon signing up. If you do not wish to continue, you are able to cancel the subscription under your account settings.
In terms of connectivity, Netflix recommends at least 3.0Mbps for Standard Definition, 5.0Mbps for HD and 25Mbps for UHD quality. By default, the quality is set to auto but you can change this under Playback Settings under “Your Account”. If you’re tight on data quota, Low Quality takes up about 0.3GB/hour while Medium (SD) consumes 0.7GB/hour. On the highest quality setting, it can go up to 3GB/hour for HD and a massive 7GB/hour in UltraHD. To maximise your home’s 4K TV potential, you’ll probably need to subscribe to a Fibre Broadband plan of at least 30Mbps.
In terms of pricing. Netflix is more expensive compared to iflix that costs RM96 per year (RM8/month). Furthermore, iflix is currently offered for free for TM Unifi home customers. You can learn how to activate your free iflix subscription here.
To sign up, visit netflix.com or you can download the app on Android and iOS.
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