Netflix unveils details of Spanish launch


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 07 September 2015

In an interview with El Periodico during which he unveiled the platform's plans for its Spanish launch, Netflix's content director Neil Hunt revealed that Ultra HD content will be available from the very first day.

With the 4K promise on the table, Hunt specified Netflix's price plans: an HD subscription for a single device costing 7.99 per month; a plan for two devices at 8.99 a month; and Ultra HD content for four devices at 11.99.

The US-based the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform, which will launch in Spain in October, will only be able to deliver 4K content across 15Mbps or higher Internet connections, although it will also work for 250Kbps connections on small screens.

Netflix will be launching on over 400 devices. "Most smart TV screens sold in Spain during the last 18 months already have Netflix, but the app won't be open until the service is running," said Hunt.

In addition to smart TVs, the platform is available for consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox One, Wii and Wii U), Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV, as well as all mobile devices.

Netflix will also be available through Vodafone TV, following a deal announced last week. "We are looking for similar agreements with other telcos ... but not all operators may be interested," Hunt added.