At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India awoke to the good news that Netflix is (legally) coming to our shores.
The popular video-streaming site, that has become synonymous with online viewing globally, launched operations in India on Wednesday. With plans starting at Rs 500 per month and two other plans priced at Rs 650 and Rs 800, Netflix India seems to be good option for the idiot-box addicts in India.
Predictably, Indians on the internet celebrated this news enthusiastically. From logging in and creating their Netflix accounts ASAP to avail of the free first month offer to taking potshots at the 'sanskaari' censor board's reaction to the online streaming site, Twitter was abuzz with #NetflixIndia jokes.
Here is the best of Indian Twittearti's reactions to Netflix in India.
#SanskaariNetflix National Anthem plays before you start watching any movie
— thewisecrab (@thewisecrab) January 6, 2016
Just dropped the plan to marry an NRI. #NetflixIndia
— Anuradha (@anuradha_kush) January 6, 2016
One minute silence for people who sign up for Netflix and say "Abbe Game of Thrones kidhar hai?"
— Azeem Banatwalla (@TheBanat) January 7, 2016
— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) January 7, 2016
Finally Netflix is in India! Looking forward to being introduced to some nice original shows that I can download using torrents.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) January 6, 2016
— NSL (@neatshotsoflife) January 7, 2016
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 7, 2016
"YAY LEGAL STREAMING!" Two hours later: Fuck you and your shitty library Netflix. Going back to making Hulu think I live in Florida.
— Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) January 6, 2016
Indian: What you offering? Netflix: Unlimited movies,TV shows Indian: Charges? Netflix: Only Rs.500/month Indian: No discount? #NetflixIndia
— Nitesh (@NostalgicNeo) January 7, 2016
"Netflix India aa gaya hai. Narcos ka next season dekhne ke liye ab videsh jaane ki zaroorat nahin hai." pic.twitter.com/QJ2FLBv5cH
— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) January 7, 2016
First month free trial: OMG OMG NETFLIX IS HERE. Second month onwards monthly fee: OMG OMG UTORRENT WAS ALWAYS HERE.
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) January 7, 2016
I've cracked nine jokes on Netflix already. Abhi jab next year Spotify India aayega toh same jokes repeat kar loong naam change kar ke.
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) January 7, 2016
Netflix launch in India will be a huge boost for families who have fallen out of touch to get together and share email ids.
— Mesut Boot Sarkar (@sidin) January 6, 2016