Netflix Nepal: – Netflix is an American media service production and distribution business which is located at Los Gatos of California. It is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley of California in the year 1997.
Netflix’s major dealing is its subscription based videos streaming service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house.
How Much Does Netflix Cost in Nepal
In 2019 April, Netflix had about 148 million paid subscriptions globally, counting 60 million in the United States of America, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. Netflix is accessible nearly all over the world except in mainland China also in Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Crimea (due to US sanctions).
Netflix business also has main offices in countries like the Netherlands, South Korea, Brazil, Japan, and India. It is also an associate member of the American Motion Picture Association.
Netflix’s early business model consists of DVD sales along with leasing by mail, but Hastings abandoned the sales about a year after the company’s founding to focus on the initial DVD rental business. Netflix expanded its business in 2010 with the introduction of streaming media while retaining the DVD and Blue-ray rental business.
The business expanded worldwide in the year 2010 with streaming accessible in Canada, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix entered the content-production industry in 2012, promoting its first series Lily hammer.
From 2012, Netflix has played an energetic role as the creator also a distributor for all films and television series, and to that end, it offers a variety of “Netflix Original” content through its online library. By January of 2016, Netflix conducted its services in more than 189 countries. In the same year, Netflix released about 126 unique series along with movies, almost more than any other network or cable channel.
Their hard works to make original content, to take the rights for other contents, and diversify through 190 countries have resulted in the company racking up billions in debt: $21.9 billion as of September 2017, up from $16.8 billion from the previous year $6.5 billion of this is long-term debt, while the remaining is in long-term obligations. In October of 2018, Netflix told that it would collect an additional $2 billion in debt to facilitate for funding latest content.
In a keynote at CES 2016 event, Netflix has formally announced that it has extended its service in 129 more countries including Nepal, allowing users from Nepal to stream the service’s licensed TV shows and movies.
Now Nepalese can try the Netflix for a month for free, but viewers need to have a PayPal account to register. You can view as much as you desire, at any time you want without commercial breaks. You can watch Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, laptop, or streaming device.
The Netflix price in Nepal starts from Nepali Rupees. 840 and going up to Rs. 1300 per month. You can choose the plan as per your interest by considering cost. Beside this, it requires no extra costs or any single contracts.
You can watch anywhere, anytime, on an the unlimited number of devices. You just have to sign in with your Netflix account to watch instantly on the web at netflix.com from your personal computer or on any internet connected device that offers the Netflix app, also including smart Televisions, smartphones, tablets, streaming media players as well as game consoles too.
You can also download your favorite TV and movie shows with the iOS, Android, or Windows 10 app. Netflix is flexible in a sense that you can watch from any device anywhere as per wish. You can watch online and can download it for later if there will be no internet connection on later on.
There are no pesky contracts and no commitments i.e. you can easily register and cancel your account online in just two, three clicks. There are no cancellation fees too. You can start or stop your account anytime. Netflix has a wide-ranging collection of quality films, anime, documentaries, award-winning Netflix originals, TV shows, and more.
You can watch as much as you want and anytime you want. Netflix has provided free for 30 days to see everything that Netflix offers. As a Nepali, you can also try this service free for 30 days. If you don’t want to pay for the plan then you can cancel before your trial ends and you won’t be charged a single rupee.
Before purchasing the Netflix service for more than Nepali rupees 800, let’s examine Netflix service together. As a writer, I belong from Nepal, so even I can think in the same way most of the Nepalese people think. As per my perception, I think Netflix service in Nepal doesn’t make any sense.
It’s great to see Netflix launched its service here in Nepal too. But let’s look from the user’s perspective, it doesn’t make any sense. First of all, the Government of Nepal doesn’t allow Nepalese to pay online i.e. Nepalese citizens cannot create and use PayPal id legally. But to use Netflix, everyone should have a PayPal account and most of the Nepalese people don’t have one.
Secondly, the recommended speed required for Netflix videos to run is nearly about 3mbps and about 2/5 people are still using internet connection of 1mbps speed and even lower than that due to the highest price on internet service.
Moreover, the pricing is also a big concern. Starting at the Basic plan of Rs.840 and going up to Rs.1300 for the premium price for a month’s subscription is kind of a big deal for normal users. I am not trying to say that Netflix is here to be blamed. Even I personally appreciate Netflix as it is one of the best online streaming services in the world.
As I can watch series including House of Cards, Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, and Marco Polo, and other TV shows and movies. But the problems are yet to be solved regarding the payment system, internet speed, as well as pricing, is also unrealistic too.
I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.