Another great start to 2016! Netflix has just announced the global launch of their internet TV service. It is now live in more than 130 new countries around the world, including the Philippines. The big surprise was unveiled during the keynote of Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings in CES 2016.
Netflix in the Philippines
Now that its finally in the Philippines, how much is the service? Neflix has a monthly price, depending on the package that suits your needs. Once a member, you can watch popular Netflix original series like Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense8 and more, as much as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet connected screen. You can play, pause and resume watching your shows without commercials or interruptions.
In the Philippines, you can choose from three monthly plans – Basic PHP370, Standard PHP460, and Premium PHP550. Each plan has corresponding features, so be sure to check the list below before you subscribe. They are also offering a one month free trial. That way, you could try it out and see if you’ll like it.
Netflix has an app for Android and iOS available in the Google Play Store and the Apple Appstore respectively. It is also accessible through an Internet browser. At the time of this writing, the service does not offer offline downloads for later viewings.
Netflix will not yet be available in China. If you live in Crimea, North Korea and Syria, you’re out of luck as well due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies.
You need Internet or Data
A fair bit of warning though, you need an Internet connection to watch Netflix shows. If you are on a mobile device, this will consume your data allocation. And most likely the experience will largely depend on your Internet connection speed. Here are the Internet download speed recommendations according to Netflix:
- 3.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for SD quality
- 5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for HD quality
- 25 Megabits per second – Recommended for Ultra HD quality
That being said, it plays great so far on my PLDT Home Wi-Fi and Smart line. I have a basic Internet plan that’s bundled with a landline. And on mobile, I used an LTE connection.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 70 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. In 2016, the company plans to release 31 new and returning original series, two dozen original feature films and documentaries, a wide range of stand-up comedy specials and 30 original kids series — available at the same time to members everywhere.