| 17 July 2024, Wednesday |

India’s Jio launches Netflix subscription on prepaid plans

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom subsidiary of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries (RELI.NS), announced on Friday the availability of prepaid Netflix subscriptions.

According to Jio, approximately 400 million prepaid customers will be able to obtain a Netflix subscription through two packages, one priced at 1,099 rupees ($13.23), which will provide access to Netflix on mobile platforms, and the other priced at 1,499 rupees, which will provide access to a basic package for large screens.

The packages will extend for a maximum of 84 days, Jio said.

Jio’s peers, Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) and Vodafone Idea (VODA.NS), provide subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service through prepaid bundled plans.

“Partnership with Jio will give more customers access to this exciting line-up of Indian content as well as some incredible stories from around the world,” said Tony Zameczkowski, vice president of APAC partnerships for Netflix.

Earlier in July, Jio had announced the launch of a 4G-feature phone in an attempt to reach people who have not yet migrated to smartphones.

  • Reuters