How does Netflix work in South Africa 2022: Guide, plans, and prices

How does Netflix work in South Africa 2022: Guide, plans, and prices

How does Netflix work in South Africa if you want to access movies, TV shows, music, video games, etc.? Netflix has an easy user interface, and its monthly subscription grants you unlimited entertainment without commercial breaks.

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How does Netflix work in South Africa
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Netflix music concerts are pure quality, and its new streaming music service called Netflix Hub is a centralized place for finding official soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts for top movies and shows on Netflix.

How does Netflix work in South Africa in 2022?

You can also play video games on the Netflix app through the Netflix Games row on the home screen or the Games tab at the bottom. If you have been wondering, "how does Netflix work, and how much does it cost in South Africa?" Below is detailed information about this:

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1. Get an internet connection

You need a minimum of 1 Mbps to stream on Netflix's SD, 3 Mbps to 5 Mbps for HD, and 15 Mbps for the UHD option. A 3G connection works well depending on your network and its coverage. To get a stable internet connection to Netflix, use an LTE modem.

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2. Have a compatible viewing device

You can use a Netflix decoder, set-top boxes, SmartTV, Xbox, PlayStation, Smart Blu-ray, Apple TV, etc. Use your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and even Windows phone to stream on the go. Buy a 60Hz TV or computer monitor compatible with Ultra HD streaming.

3. Create an account with Netflix

You need a Netflix account to access its streaming service. Creating an account requires an email address and a password.

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4. Pay for your package

Each Netflix plan determines the number of devices you can watch Netflix on at the same time and if you prefer to view it in Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), or Ultra High Definition (UHD). Complete the one-month free trial, then choose a package and pay for it.

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How to sign up for Netflix

Netflix will charge you once a month on the date you signed up. There are no contracts, commitments or cancellation fees. Download a Netflix app from the Google Play store to your Android phone and sign up from the app. However, you will have to complete the process on a computer browser.

  • Visit Netflix's website.
  • Click Join Netflix, then tap Next.
  • Choose a plan or package.
  • Create an account by entering your email address and a password.
  • Enter a payment method.
  • You can now stream on a Netflix app using devices allowed in your selected package.

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How much is Netflix per month in South Africa?

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There are four Netflix plans in South Africa:

  • Mobile
  • Basic
  • Premium
  • Standard

The lowest Netflix subscription price (the mobile package) does not allow you to watch on your laptop and TV, but you still have access to unlimited movies and TV shows on your tablet and mobile phone. You can also upgrade, downgrade, or cancel the packages anytime.

How do I pay for Netflix in South Africa?

Netflix price in South Africa ranges from R49 to R199.00, depending on your selected package. The company changed their pricing to Mzansi's local currency to grow its customer base. There are several Netflix payment options:

  • Prepaid cards with these logos: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • International transactions on these credit and debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Virtual cards from specific countries.

How many devices can connect to Netflix South Africa?

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You can only use one screen if you pay for the mobile plan or the basic package. The premium package subscribers can use two screens, while the standard package allows four screens.

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How can I watch Netflix on my TV in South Africa?

  • Get an internet connection of at least 5Mbps for HD and UHD streaming.
  • Have a TV set and other viewing devices compatible with Netflix's HD, SD, and UHD viewing options.
  • Register an account with Netflix.
  • Pay for your package.

Is Netflix South Africa worth it?

According to MyBroadband's survey, most people prefer Netflix to DSTV. Netflix to DSTV. Most of those who picked Netflix used the premium package and followed the standard package users. Additionally, 95% of Netflix users had no plans of cancelling their subscriptions because they were happy with the services.

How do I cancel my subscription to Netflix?

Use these simple steps to cancel your Netflix subscription:

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  • Visit Netflix's website.
  • Click sign in to access your account.
  • Enter your email and password to log in.
  • Click the down arrow at the top right of the page, next to your profile name.
  • Select Account.
  • Under Membership and billing, tap inside the Cancel membership box.
  • Click Finish cancellation.

If you don't see the cancellation option in your account, cancel your subscriptions to Netflix packages in South Africa with your billing company.

Hope this information has made you stop wondering, "how does Netflix work in South Africa?" The only disadvantage with Netflix is some content being limited to specific countries. Although you cannot access shows from the UK from Mzansi, you still have more than enough entertainment at your disposal.

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