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Netflix Offers to Lower Subscription Prices in Over 100 Countries
Netflix Offers up to a 50% discount on its plans in over 100 countries to expand its user base and make content more accessible. The decision is expected to have a substantial impact on over 10 million users, particularly in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. According to the independent research firm Ampere Analysis, the cuts will take place across Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Netflix Improving Members’ Experience
Netflix has stated that the decision to lower prices is part of its ongoing effort to improve its members’ experience. In a statement released on Thursday, the company said: “We’re always exploring ways to improve our members’ experience. We can confirm that we are updating the pricing of our plans in certain countries.” It’s worth noting that Netflix has already introduced reduced pricing in India and some markets in Southeast Asia, where growth has been slower than expected.
Netflix Offers Lower-Priced, Ad-Supported Plans to Attract Budget-Conscious Customers
It’s not uncommon for streaming services to raise their prices to generate more revenue from a business that has been expensive to roll out. However, some streaming services, including Netflix, have introduced lower-priced, ad-supported plans to cater to more budget-conscious customers. Netflix’s latest move to lower prices in markets with fewer customers is an attempt to capture more of the market share in these regions.
Price Cuts for Basic Subscription Plan and Other Tiers
Ampere Analysis expects that the company’s basic subscription plan will undergo the most significant price drop, reducing by around 50%, while other subscription tiers will likely experience a cut ranging between 17% to 25%. It’s important to note that none of the affected markets currently has an ad-supported offering, according to Ampere Analysis.
Shares Fall Despite Positive News
Despite the positive news of lower subscription prices, Netflix’s shares fell as much as 5.2% to $317.47 in New York. It’s possible that investors were disappointed that the price cuts were only taking place in markets where Netflix has fewer subscribers. Nevertheless, the company’s shares have risen by 14% this year, up until Wednesday’s close.
Cracking Down on Password Sharing to Increase Revenue
Finally, it’s worth noting that Netflix is starting to take measures to prevent password sharing among its users. This could mean a price increase for many customers who are currently using shared accounts. The company’s crackdown on password sharing is part of its strategy to increase revenue and profitability in the long term.
The decision by Netflix to lower its subscription prices in over 100 countries is a strategic move that is aimed at increasing its market share in regions with fewer customers. This reduction in prices is part of the company’s strategy to improve its members’ experience and capture more of the market share in these regions. By introducing lower-priced, ad-supported plans, Netflix is also catering to budget-conscious customers.