MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 6 (January 7, Manila time), video-streaming service Netflix announced that it was launching in a host of new, additional countries, including the Philippines.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said at the end of the presentation at CES that he was "delighted to announce that while we have been here on stage at CES, we switched Netflix in Azerbaijan, in Vietnam, in India, in Nigeria, in Poland, in Russia, in Saudi Arabia, in Singapore, in South Korea, in Turkey, in Indonesia, and in 130 new countries."
Netflix also added Arabic, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 languages it already supports.
Netflix in the Philippines can be accessed at https://www.netflix.com/ph/ and will have 3 plans available, with a minimum monthly subscription plan of P370 ($8) for the Basic plan. Users can get a free month of Netflix at initial sign-up.
Standard and Premium plans will also be available for P460 ($10) and P550 ($12) which add additional screens for viewing at once, as well as the addition of HD and Ultra HD capabilities.
A Screenshot of the Netflix Pricing Plans in the Philippines
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