So Netflix India has finally arrived. Is this such a big deal? Well, yes and no. People in India have been waiting for a long time to get access to Netflix in India but they were hoping for a lot more than what they got when it finally happened.
A lot of people in India were hoping that there would be more local content available on Netflix India but that was not to be. While Netflix have added some Hindi shows and they have said that they plan to expand their local content offering for now they will be showing mostly programming that comes straight out of the offerings that are currently available in the US.
The biggest disappointment with the launch in India is down to the amount of content available. The amount of content that Netflix have made available in India is only around 13% of what is available in the United States. This means that you pay almost the same as their subscribers in the US to receive a lot less. The reason for this is because of the high cost of licensing content. Netflix have to pay for content licenses on a per country basis. This means that even if they have paid for the license to show a movie or TV series in the US they would have to pay again to show it in India. You can see how this could get expensive pretty quickly. There’s another reason why certain shows aren’t available on Netflix India
While this all sounds like doom and gloom it doesn’t have to be. For a long time now people have been using VPN’s and Smart DNS service providers to watch American Netflix in India. The good news is that it is even easier to sign up now than before. There is no need for fake zip codes or workarounds to make payments to Netflix. Simply sign up and then use this solution to watch American Netflix in India.
The Smart DNS will make it appear that you are accessing Netflix from America and then you will have access to over 80% more content than what is available on Netflix India currently. What’s even better is that you will be able to change your region to any one of the supported Netflix regions and will then be able to watch content that is often only available in that country. So go sign up for Netflix India but make sure you access all their content.