Reasons Why Netflix Would Be an Utter Failure in India
Just my two cents
- •The internet speeds suck
- •Most Indians won't pay for things they can download for "free". I said most, not all.
- •The TV channels here are showing most of shows in HD at a lower price point than Netflix.
- •Indian kids can't Netflix and Chill. It's like TV, man. It's cheap and horrible and most people live with their folks.
- •Censorship. Indian censor board is going to stick its leg in Netflix sooner or later and it's not going to be pretty.
- •Smart TVs don't have very high penetration in India. Neither do streaming dongles. And who wants to pay to watch shit on their laptop screens.
- •Credit/debit card usage is still low in India. So unless Netflix starts some kind of offline coupon/gift card payment system, it won't gain traction. Example: Google play gift cards.
- •Indian mentality is more of hoarding the shows to watch offline and as far as I know you've to be online to watch Netflix. Correct me if I'm wrong.
- •Just some reasons.