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According to the report, it seems that the testing is now taking place in Malaysia, with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings saying in an interview with Bloomberg last week that the company plans on testing new plans throughout Asia.More news: Crater bigger than Paris is discovered under Greenland ice
According to a report by the Malaysian news outlet, The Star, Netflix is now testing a mobile-only subscription for the platform which users can sign up to at a discounted rate. Basic costs just $7.99 per month but only allows one stream at a time and again is standard definition only. It's also quite restricted. While streaming video exclusively on a small screen certainly doesn't sound like an optimal viewing experience, a report by Recode says smartphone and tablet users make up 35 per cent of all Netflix signups globally. It's not possible to stream to other devices such as a TV, although someone is bound to come up with a workaround. The entry-level plan affords unlimited access to movies and TV shows for one device but is limited to standard definition quality.More news: IEA: Electrification no panacea for global warming
The converted United States dollars are all rounded amounts, but the general takeaway is that the new mobile-only streaming plan is around the half the cost of the next cheapest tier. Bringing a mobile plan to the USA and Europe seems unlikely, especially with that standard definition limit in place, but that could change if mobile streaming continues to grow in popularity.More news: 'Jack Reacher' TV series on the way, Tom Cruise no longer involved