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Popular video-streaming service Netflix is finally going to come to India, according to reports by Hindu Business Line. The announcement of Netflix in India will likely be made at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show 2016 that will take place in the coming weeks. Netflix has been eying India for a while now, but did not make any headway due to piracy and slow internet speeds in the country.

Now, it looks like the company is ready to launch its service in the country and will tie up with an Indian telecom company for its 4G network. Presumably, this company will be Airtel as currently it is the only operator in the country that has made its mark in the 4G domain, though Reliance is joining in too, having launched its 4G service for its employees just last week.

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Netflix is a subscription-based service where one can stream television programmes and movies legally. The service is well established in over 50 countries with around 62 million subscribers. The company has also expressed interest in entering Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea markets by early 2016. We’ll have to wait and see if fans in India will finally be able to enjoy binging on their favourites shows on Netflix soon.

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Sanket Vijay
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25 comments
Kamal Wadhwa
Kamal Wadhwa

Finally! Netflix n Chill. Ohh wait TRAI version of Net Neutrality or our Government would probably block it :P

Sanam Deep
Sanam Deep

All we need is better broadband plans in jammu

Md Nawed
Md Nawed

YouTube compresses video too

Yogeshwar Reddy
Yogeshwar Reddy

Please google the term HEVC , Netflix uses it . it reduces data around 50-60% So a 1 Gb content compresses to 500 to 600 mb . So it will work way efficient than YOUTUBE :)

Ankit Kaushik
Ankit Kaushik

One hour of hd content on netflix will consume more than 4-5 Gb of data. Netflix offers true hd videos of 1080p

Md Nawed
Md Nawed

Watch 1hr of HD content in Netflix and you have like consumed more than 2GB of data

Yogesh Jatav
Yogesh Jatav

10 mbps unlimited only for 1000 swiftnet broadband and ha mtnl sucks

Mandar Akre
Mandar Akre

You can still watch it on Google Cromecast with some tweaks in your router ....... I had no issues watching it on MTNL 1 Mbps ... so i dont think Most of us will have issues playing it.

Neel Here
Neel Here

2 minutes of silence for those people who don't know what's Netflix

Aniket Godbole
Aniket Godbole

I just hope they don't put up saas-bahu serials under that'll be just sad.

Saksham Sharma
Saksham Sharma

Imagining 4K streaming with baseplans (baseplans cost over 1K easily though XD)

Ankit Kaushik
Ankit Kaushik

Isproviders should provide better plans. With no FUP limits and plans with atleast 8mbps of speed. This 512kbps wont help then

Md Nawed
Md Nawed

Wish we had better data plans... \U0001f623