Previously available only in one of those inconsistent US dollar exchange rates subject to prevailing international politics, climate conditions, and the ever present threat of nuclear annihilation, you can now pay your Netflix subscription in rands.
A Netflix rep confirmed with MyBroadband that the streaming service will swap to local currency from today, 28 August, with a new structure that’s actually somewhat cheaper than previously:
- Basic – R99 per month (was $7.99 or approximately R110)
- Standard – R139 per month (was $9.99 or approximately R140)
- Premium – R169 per months (was $11.99 or approximately R170)
The company also apparently plans to add more locally-produced content to its categories, including movies and TV shows, although I’d argue that most Netflix subscribers pay a premium to not watch 7de Laan or Leon Schuster dressed up as a black domestic worker like it’s 1989.