Netflix Might Be Doing A Super-Cheap Smartphones-Only Subscription

By Holly Brockwell on at

If you're one of the many people who only watches TV (or what passes for TV these days... streaming and suchlike. Shows, basically) on a smartphone, the rumoured new Netflix subscription could be tailor-made for you.

According to the Metro, Netflix is testing a £3 a month subscription just for smartphones and tablets. At the moment it's only in Malaysia and a few other test countries, but if it proves a successful strategy, it'd make sense for Netflix to roll it out everywhere.

Right now, the cheapest Netflix subscription available in the UK is the £5.99 a month Basic package, which only allows you to watch content in Standard definition (no HD or UHD) and only on one screen at a time, which could be a computer, TV, tablet or phone.

Presumably, the new package would only let you watch on one screen in total, not just at the same time. You'd probably have to register a particular device for it to work on.

However, it wouldn't be the hardest thing in the world to cast what's showing on your phone to a TV or another screen if people want to get around the limitation, though it'll require a bit of tech knowhow because we assume Netflix will disable Chromecast support on this subscription.

What do you think: does three quid a month for Netflix on your phone sound good, or will you be sticking with YouTube? Let us know in the comments.

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