July 21st, 2021 5:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Netflix Records Spike in Indian Users, Games for No Additional Cost

Netflix, the American over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform, witnessed “some increase” in user acquisition in India in its second quarter, Spence Neumann, chief financial officer at Netflix, said in its earnings call. The streaming giant on Tuesday reported its second-quarter financial results, with Netflix recording US$7.3 billion (around Rs 544 billion) in revenue, translating to a 19% year-over-year (YoY) increase. The company said that its operating income hit US$1.8 billion (around... Read More

July 16th, 2021 7:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Global Expansion Remains Top Priority for Streaming Players: PwC

Cinedigm India division is set to “develop streaming services” for the Indian and South Asian markets, says Gary Loffredo, chief operating officer at Cinedigm. The independent streaming entertainment company in early March announced the creation of its India division, with Cinedigm highlighting that its team will “begin development and planning for a new, branded global ‘umbrella’ service.” In its release, Cinedigm said that its new “umbrella service” will “showcase” the... Read More

May 25th, 2021 3:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

Netflix to Expand to Gaming Segment by 2022

Netflix is one of the biggest streaming platforms that the world currently has. It competes with the likes of Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar, amongst many more. Two things gained extreme popularity in the Covid-19 pandemic situation - Online Gaming and streaming. According to multiple reports, Netflix is going to enter the gaming space as soon as 2022. According to a report by The Information and a recent report... Read More

May 6th, 2021 8:30 PM 2 COMMENTS

Netflix Was Pursued by Apple to Continue With In-App Purchases, Emails Reveal

According to internal emails (via 9To5Mac) that were revealed during the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit over the dispute regarding the fees charged by Apple within its App Store, it was revealed that employees at the company were considering providing special treatment to Netflix in a bid to keep the streaming service’s subscriptions still on the App Store. What followed saw Netflix remove its subscription offering from the app to... Read More

April 29th, 2021 1:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Netflix Will Now Play a Show or Movie Randomly For You

The global streaming giant Netflix is now making it easier for users to watch content on its platform. One of the biggest pain points for the users is to select a movie/show they want to watch when there are thousands of options available. To make the steaming experience hassle-free, the company is rolling out the ‘Play Something’ feature for its users worldwide. Note that the feature is compatible with the... Read More

March 18th, 2021 9:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Here’s How You Can Temporarily Dismiss Netflix’s New Password Sharing Check

Sharing a password is comparatively one of the better ways to access a high-definition OTT subscription as it gets cheaper while sharing than owning an individual account. It is a common practice around the world. Nearly users around the globe exchange their password for letting their friends or family members enjoy shows and movies on the OTT platforms. Netflix is aware of the common practice since it is one of... Read More

March 12th, 2021 1:30 PM 2 COMMENTS

Netflix Might Bring in New Login Verification System

The global over-the-top (OTT) content giant, Netflix, is working on introducing a new login verification system for users worldwide. The new system is under testing at the moment, and a select number of users have been picked for the testing. Many users share their passwords with other people who then share it with more people, sometimes without the knowledge of the account owner. This results in two things, a) Netflix... Read More

March 10th, 2021 6:54 PM 2 COMMENTS

Netflix Testing Mobile+ Offering Worth Rs 299 in India

Netflix is testing a new mobile plan for users in India. It is called the ‘Mobile+’ plan, and it will come at a cost of Rs 299 per month. This offering will provide users with all the Netflix content in HD quality. For the unaware, the basic Netflix Mobile plan in India comes for Rs 199 per month but offers content in SD quality only. Thus, for users who want... Read More

March 9th, 2021 9:12 AM 1 COMMENTS

JioFiber Tops Netflix ISP Speed Index in February With 3.6 Mbps Average Speed

The popular streaming platform, Netflix, has updated its ISP Speed Index for February 2021. JioFiber retains the top spot with an average speed of 3.6 Mbps. Notably, it is the only ISP in the country with a 3.6 Mbps median speed, whereas other ISPs on the list achieved 3.4 Mbps speeds. 7 Star Digital, Airtel Xstream Fiber, ACT Fibernet, Excitel Broadband, Spectra and Tatasky Broadband share the second spot with... Read More

March 3rd, 2021 3:30 PM 3 COMMENTS

Low Broadband Speeds, Mobile First Makes Product Localizations Critical: Disney CEO

Disney+ Hostar, the Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming platform run by Walt Disney owned Star India streams 17,000 hours of original programming each year, Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of Walt Disney said. The development is on the heels of Christine McCarthy, chief financial officer of the Walt Disney Company in early February highlighting that Disney+ Hotstar makes up approximately 30% of the Disney+ user base. McCarthy in the first quarter earnings... Read More

March 3rd, 2021 7:02 AM 1 COMMENTS

Postpaid Plans from Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea Under Rs 750 With OTT Subscriptions

Postpaid plans generate a lot of revenue for telecom operators in India. Bharti Airtel added over 7,00,000 postpaid subscribers in the quarter that ended on December 31, 2020. Reliance Jio also stepped up its postpaid game last year with affordable Jio Postpaid Plus starting at just Rs 399. On the other hand, we have Vodafone Idea which is offering some of the best postpaid plans for individual users. The trend... Read More

March 1st, 2021 7:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

How to Activate Netflix Downloads For You Feature?

Netflix strives to offer its users more control over their entertainment purposes and provides multiple features to hoist the browsing experience. Recently, the streaming giant announced a new feature dubbed as 'Downloads For You', which will automatically download recommended shows or movies for users as per their watch history. Earlier, the Smart Download Feature of Netflix would automatically delete the web or TV series episodes that the users had seen... Read More

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