As it promised a few weeks ago, Bharti Airtel has finally started offering free Netflix subscription to its users on postpaid plans priced above Rs 499. Airtel's myPlan Infinity Postpaid plans start at Rs 399, but Airtel is not offering free Netflix subscription with the base Rs 399 plan though. Besides the Rs 399 postpaid plan, Airtel has other postpaid plans such as Rs 499, Rs 649, Rs 799, Rs 1,199, Rs 1,599, Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999. All these postpaid plans are eligible for Netflix subscription worth Rs 1,500 for three months. Having said that, Airtel is offering the Netflix Basic plan with its postpaid plans, which otherwise, costs Rs 500 every month to a user.
Bharti Airtel-Netflix Partnership Details
A few weeks ago, Airtel announced its partnership with Netflix taking on Vodafone India. As part of the partnership, Airtel postpaid and broadband users will receive Netflix subscription worth Rs 1,500 at no extra cost. Airtel has now rolled out the offer to its postpaid users, but broadband users are yet to get the Netflix offer.
Airtel postpaid users on myPlan Infinity plan priced above Rs 499 are eligible for this offer. Overall, Airtel is providing its users with Netflix Basic plan worth Rs 500 for three months, which in turn, becomes Rs 1,500 at the end of the offer. The Netflix Basic plan allows a user to watch content on one screen at a time and they can watch the entire content on Netflix's portfolio.
Thankfully, Airtel is giving this offer to both the new and existing Netflix customers. New Netflix customers will get three months of Netflix Basic plan, while the existing Netflix customers will receive a credit worth Rs 1,500 into their Netflix account and the current plan will continue as it is. After the completion of the first three months, new Netflix users should make a note that Rs 500 will be added to the Airtel Postpaid account billing while existing Netflix users will continue on their existing plan.
Also, if an Airtel postpaid user changes the plan to Rs 399 or any other plan, then the Netflix subscription will be put on hold immediately.
Bharti Airtel-Netflix Offer: How to Avail?
As mentioned above, Airtel postpaid users on any of the postpaid plan priced above Rs 499 can redeem the Netflix subscription at no extra cost. To redeem the free subscription, Airtel users can head over to either My Airtel app or Airtel TV app. Very recently, Airtel created an 'Airtel Thanks' programme under which it's allowing users to redeem all the benefits they get with their respective plans.
To redeem the Netflix subscription, eligible users should head over to the Airtel Thanks programme inside the My Airtel app and click the Netflix option. Once clicked, they'll be redirected to Netflix website where they can create a new Netflix account or log in with their existing Netflix account to redeem the benefit. Airtel users can also download the Airtel TV app for free from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and click the Netflix banner to avail the benefit. Do make a note that Airtel TV app only displays the banner to eligible customers.
Airtel is Taking on Vodafone India With This Offer
Airtel inked the deal with Netflix to take on Vodafone India which is offering free Netflix subscription with some of the premium RED postpaid plans. While Vodafone is offering Netflix subscription up to one year with its RED range of postpaid plans, Airtel is giving it for three months. Vodafone's Rs 999 and Rs 1,299 plans offer Netflix subscription for two months, followed by the Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999 plans for three months and one year respectively. Airtel is giving the subscription at no extra cost for three months to all its postpaid users on a plan priced over Rs 499. For the unaware, Airtel is also giving free Amazon Prime subscription for one year with its postpaid plans priced above Rs 499.