Monday, January 11, 2016

quick review of Netflix India

A very quick review of Netflix's India offering, comparing it with the choices for Netflix streaming in the USA.

  1. The selections are very different, of course. For example, the Indian selection does not have "Who framed Roger Rabbit", many of the genres in http://ogres-crypt.com/public/NetFlix-Streaming-Genres.html are just missing in the Indian version. 
  2. There are around fifty Indian movies (only) - youtube's selection is much wider for Hindi movies.
  3. Ditto for documentaries, eg. BBC documentaries. 
  4. If you want to switch countries using a VPN like PureVPN, you can't use Firefox's Private Mode - Netflix doesn't work well with Private Mode. You have to clear the website preferences using History -> Clear Recent History -> Time Range to Clear -> Everything -> Details -> Cookies, Cache and Site preferences (for Firefox). 
Edit: 15 Jan.
As of now, if you connect to a US VPN, you can access all the US titles even if your Netflix account is from India. 

This page has a comparison of titles available in India vs US - two and a half pages of titles available in India, eighteen pages of titles available in USA with maybe a page or so available in India but not available in the USA. 

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