Netflix users in South Africa will soon be able to pay for the service in Rand.
Currently, the service is charges local users in US dollars.
The company is exploring various partnerships with local telcos both to make it mitigate the cost of the data required to use the service, and so that subscribers can pay for the service through their mobile operator. Perhaps even better news is that, if you’re the sort of Netflixer who shares your account with family or friends, the company gives you its blessing to keep doing so.
The amount of content offered in SA launch has tripled since the service launched in 2016, and Lafargue says Netflix is adding content almost daily. In addition to its online and app offerings, set-top boxes like Kwesé also offer the service. Kwesé already offers pricing in rand, and Lafargue says the service absorbs any currency fluctuations to keep the fee constant.
At this stage, it’s not revealed if the pricing will rake up or not. Currently, users are offered 3 tiers: Basic ($7,99), Standard ($9,99) and Premium ($11,99).