When Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph founded Netflix in 1997, little did they know that it would go on to become the undisputed king of streaming content in 2019. With its entry into India in January 2016, there’s only a handful of Indians who don’t chill with Netflix today. From students to professionals to homemakers, everybody is watching something on Netflix, and when it comes to watching your favourite show, speed is key. India's largest fiber broadband ACT Fibernet offers great bandwidth, which means better speeds. Netflix and ACT recently joined hands for the #BetterTogether partnership and let the cat out of the bag on Twitter.
Sure, Netflix promises to deliver even more this year, but with an ally by its side. Say hello to the ACT Netflix partnership. Read all about it here.
ACT has undergone a brand refresh with its new tagline ‘Feel The Advantage’. What’s better than streaming premium entertainment on high-speed internet? The new brand identity showcases ACT Fibernet’s differentiated approach towards offering innovative solutions that revolve around customers' interests, and one that can provide a lasting user experience.
What’s in it for all you Netflix marathoners? You not only get to watch your favourite premium content, but also get paid back for it. Unbelievable as it may sound, it’s true. Users who subscribe to Netflix via ACT get up to Rs 350 cashback in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. In Delhi, you could get up to Rs 300 cashback. While paying for your Netflix subscription through your ACT bill, you avail this amazing cashback offer. So, this makes Netflix’s Rs 650 plan (HD quality) and the Rs 800 plan (4K quality) so very affordable.
With the partnership, you don't have to wait weeks between new episodes or buy series one long season at a time. Netflix makes it possible to find older TV shows or movies like Jaws (1975), Jurassic Park (1993) or recently released ones and ACT helps you find it faster. And you can stream a whole series without pesky buffering so make sure you to have snacks and beverages handy.
2019 saw some really promising Netflix originals, including Sex Education, Bird Box, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, The Umbrella Academy, and The Final Table. There's more in store for all those Netflix marathoners out there. Netflix has lined up at least nine original series and eight more original movies this year in India, some of them which have already been released, including Delhi Crime Story, Bard of Blood, Baahubali: Before the Beginning, and Midnight’s Children. Here are a few that the country can't stop talking about:
1. Patriot Act: With the upcoming general elections, this recent Netflix comedy is getting attention from all sides. Comedian and former 'Daily Show' host Hasan Minhaj explores the modern cultural and political landscape and brings a nuanced perspective in this unique comedy series.
2. Riverdale: We all loved Archie, Betty and Veronica growing up. This series takes a twist on these sweet simple characters, who are now involved in small-town mysteries and darkness all around. Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe isn't a charming eatery anymore, and Jughead isn't gobbling down as many burgers as he used to.
3. The Haunting of Hill House: With many positive reviews, this supernatural horror anthology revolves around a family of five that experiences increasing paranormal phenomena as the years go by. If you're a horror fan, this spine-tingling show is perfect for you.
After a year off, other series like The Crown, Black Mirror, and Stranger Things and are all expected to return this year, alongside some more reliable big-hitters like GLOW and 13 Reasons Why.
That’s not all. With the ‘Better Together’ partnership, you get exclusive access to behind the scenes premieres, Netflix guides, awesome merchandise and much more. In other words, you get great content as well as value for money. So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe to Netflix via ACT, and your entertainment experience is sorted for life.