By Lipi Mehta:
Hallelujah, your wish has been granted. Internet streaming giant Netflix is now in India! CEO Reed Hastings launched Netflix in 130 new countries during his keynote address at the CES 2016 tech show at Las Vegas yesterday. To quote him, “Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network.”
… Netflix is now global. #NetflixEverywhere
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016
Some of the other countries that will now have access to Netflix include Russia, Ethiopia, Botswana, Afghanistan, Angola, South Korea and Burkina Faso. However, China, a major market, is still not included in this list. Hastings recognised that consumers are “willing to pay a fair price rather than resort to piracy” and spoke of Netflix’s dream to deliver content to billions across the world when it started 20 years ago. The platform is also home to some pathbreaking original TV shows such as ‘Orange Is The New Black’, ‘House Of Cards’ and ‘Sense8’. Indians can create an account starting with Rs. 500 month. With #NetflixIndia and #NetflixEverywhere trending on Twitter, evidently, people across the world couldn’t contain their excitement. So before you begin your binge watching spree, take a look at some of the reactions we found!
I can watch all missed CID episodes and Nayak movie now. #NetFlixIndia
— Yash Bhut (@Yashsep) January 6, 2016
Pahlaj Nihalani and the Indian Censor Board team is planning a strategy to censor #NetflixIndia to ensure it maintains Indian sanskar.
— Naqui (@naqui_s) January 6, 2016
— zaheer (@drzzzzzz) January 6, 2016
And I am gonna watch Suryavansham on #NetflixIndia !!
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) January 6, 2016
Netflix is Sharmaji ka beta for Indian Cable providers. #NetflixIndia
— Musafir Hu Yaaro (@Height_Of_Crazy) January 6, 2016
— Attwicted (@AddictedToMSD) January 6, 2016
#NetflixIndia so that you can ”Netflix & Shaadi Ki Baat”.
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) January 6, 2016
Oh hello, #NetflixIndia. Now someone do something about Internet speeds, please!
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) January 6, 2016
— anna (@AnnaPoly9) January 6, 2016
— Zärä (@goonerathena) January 6, 2016