Netflix UK Streaming Service Review for Smart TV / Now TV / Android TV - Sony TV Apps 2020
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Ok so we are now in 2019 and still not making most of our Smart TV ? Netflix streaming service in UK is the best among competitors like Amazon Prime Video. Netflix App for Sony Smart TV or Sony Android TV is the top pick in apps reviews for TV streaming, movies (English and regional languages), TV Shows, Asian TV outside India for NRI (Non Resident Indian), Netflix Original Web Series all in HD /4K UHD quality.
Netflix TV App - Smart TV / Android TV ( HD / 4K UHD content)
With far, Netflix is the most popular Streaming App service and probably best in the market with its content and usability of the seamless Netflix Smart TV App. Sony Bravia Android Smart TV has a Netflix button on its remote control for easy access.
Netflix Plans - UK / USA
You can opt between 3 Netflix Plans of $5.99 with single user and HD quality content, $ 7.99 for 2 users and UHD content and $9.99 for up to 4 different users and UHD quality content streaming. Prices are comparable in all countries e.g. £ 5.99 / £ 7.99 / £ 9.99 in United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe (in Euro). #netflixplan
Netflix Technical tips
Please be aware that you will need internet / broadband connectivity of at least 3 Mbps for HD content streaming and 4-5 Mbps for streaming 4K UHD content on Netflix for seamless and buffering free online streaming. Also we recommend LAN cable connection between router and Smart TV where possible over Wifi connectivity which will provide stability to the broadband connection and also an extra bit of bandwidth (LAN connectivity will always be a bit faster than Wifi in most cases). #netflixtips
Netflix Pricing hack
We do have a hack for you when it comes to pricing / plans on Netflix for you. If you have a friend or Family you can share Netflix account with, the go ahead and take premium plan with multiple users. Netflix does allow multiple users in different countries (no geographical restrictions for users for an account) to share same account. Hence the user where Netflix premium plan would be cheaper (e.g. in $ would be cheaper than in £) should buy the plan. #netflixpricing
Netflix Regional Content / Languages
Netflix in UK has a rich content of TV Shows, Netflix Original series and movies. While it offers most of its content in English, Netflix also provides content in a range of other languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Urdu and many more) and these are accessible for its subscribers worldwide (not restricted to country of subscription). There may be a delay in which the content is rolled out in countries other than it original one in some cases.
Netflix also offers Audio and captions in several languages other than just English.
Netflix Competition - Hotstar / Sony Liv / Amazon Prime Video
Netflix is market leader in TV streaming services worldwide by far from its competitors like Amazon Prime Video. But in countries like India local competitors like Hotstar and Sony Liv offer tough competition. This is a big challenge for Netflix in India as Hotstar being part of STAR Media Network (Star Sports) offer Indian Cricket which includes exclusive rights to IPL (Indian Premier League) and ICC Cricket World cup in 2019. Hence potential subscribers are more inclined towards Hotstar.
Pricing is another factor where Hotstar has a big advantage not just in India but in UK as well. Hotstar offers its services at £59 annually which includes Star Network Channel TV shows, IPL 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh Premier league, Hotstar original web series and more Indian TV content. #HOTSTARUK #HOTSTAR #IPL2019 #INDIANCRICKET
Amazon Prime Video always had an edge being a part of Amazon where Prime membership offer free next day delivery. #Primevideo
Sony Liv is another Indian competitor for Netflix which offers Sony Entertainment Network channels like Sony TV, Set Max, Sony TEN and sports covered by Sony Ten sports channel with its worldwide broadcasting rights. #SonyLiv
Netflix Original web series are in particular most popular segment for Netflix subscription ahead of TV shows and Movies. #NetflixOriginal TV Series are good quality content not just in English but have now started developing series in regional languages. #sacredgames
Also read: Netflix on Sony Android TV
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