This is a short and sweet article on Netflix price in Malaysia, the 4 types of Netflix plans in Malaysia, and how to subscribe to Netflix Premium for cheaper.
Pre-article disclaimer: I am not accountable for whatever happens to your Netflix accounts should you use any of these tips, including but not limited to suspended accounts and extra charges. That said, the chances of that happening is very small.
Netflix Plan Malaysia: Mobile, Basic, Standard & Premium
There are 4 types of Netflix plans in Malaysia: Mobile, Basic, Standard & Premium. The latest pricing is as below:
Netflix individual plans:
- Netflix Mobile plan: RM17 per month; watch on 1 device at the same time; no HD
- Netflix Basic plan: RM28 per month; watch on 1 device at the same time; HD (note: price dropped from RM35 to RM28 in Feb 2023)
Netflix family plans:
- Netflix Standard plan: RM45 per month; watch on up to 2 devices at the same time (must be from same household); Full HD; add 1 extra member for additional RM13 per month (or RM58 per month for max 3 members)
- Netflix Premium plan: RM55 per month; watch on up to 4 devices at the same time (must be from same household); Ultra HD; add 2 extra members for additional RM13 per month per member (or RM81 for max 6 members)
Note: If your TV doesn’t come with Netflix app, buy a Mi Stick or Mi Box. You can now watch Netflix there without buying a new TV 🙂
How much do Netflix cost per month in Malaysia?
As mentioned above, Netflix Premium costs between RM17 to RM55 per month in Malaysia, which is one of the lowest Netflix Premium pricing worldwide, but there are ways to subscribe to it for cheaper.
Getting the best deal on Netflix plan in Malaysia in 2023 require a little cooperation, but absolutely worth it. This way, you can enjoy Netflix Premium from just RM13.5 per month per person.
Why Netflix Premium? Because it is the best plan as it comes with the best video quality (Ultra HD) and can be watched on any device.
The cheapest way to get Netflix in Malaysia
The trick is simple: Share the maximum 6 accounts given under Netflix Premium between 6 people. The calculation is:
- [RM55 + RM13 + RM13]/6
How to share Netflix Premium in Malaysia (and how much per person)
To do this ‘hack’, one person must act as the main account holder and ‘recruit’ the other five people, of which:
- 1 of you are the main account holder, and
- 3 other people, who MUST from the same household as the main account holder, and
- 2 other people, who can be from different households
How it works: The main account holder will subscribe to Netflix Premium, assign accounts to the other five and make the monthly payment to Netflix.
Tip for the main account holder: don’t waste time chasing everyone for monthly payments. Instead, collect the money upfront. Therefore, I would pay the main account holder RM81 every 6 months, or RM13.50 per month.
The obvious downside is it may be hard to get this household configuration (4 people from the same household + 2 from different households). So here’s the Netflix Malaysia price if shared with different household configurations, from cheapest to most expensive:
- RM13.50 per person per month if shared between 6 people, of which 4 is in one household and 2 is from different households (calculation: [RM55 + RM13 + RM13]/ 6)
- RM13.60 per person per month if shared between 5 people, of which 4 is in one household and 1 is from different household (calculation: [RM55 + RM13]/ 5)
- RM13.75 per person per month if shared between 4 people in the same household – (calculation: RM55/4)
- RM16.20 per person per month if shared between 5 people, of which 3 is in one household and 2 is from different households – (calculation: RM55 + RM13 + RM13 /5)
- RM20.25 per person per month if shared between 4 people, of which 2 are from same household and 2 are from different households (calculation: [RM55 + RM13 + RM13]/4)
- RM27 per person per month if shared between 3 people, of which all 3 are from different households (calculation: [RM55 + RM13 + RM13]/3)
You can also apply the same method to Netflix Standard plan and share accounts between 2-3 people. It will cost RM19.33-RM29 per month per person.
Is Netflix Mobile Plan worth it?
At RM17 per month, my opinion is Netflix Mobile plan is NOT worth it. Might as well share Netflix Premium plan.
However, if you prefer or don’t mind watching all your Netflix shows on mobile without HD, and you don’t want to share accounts, then Netflix Mobile plan is alright.
One consideration is mobile data. Unless you get your data for free (or use home wifi – Time Internet is very affordable), it is worth looking around for the best deals for mobile data for video streaming.
Deals change all the time – so check your telco providers. For Yoodo users, you can purchase 20GB of data for RM7 under Boost Add-ons – super cheap! If you want to switch, use my Yoodo referral code to get bonus data.
Is Netflix Basic Good?
In my honest opinion, Netflix Basic is worth it ONLY IF you are lazy to coordinate with other people and don’t mind paying RM28 per month (RM11 more than Netflix Mobile plan, which is RM17 per month).
It is also worth it as previously the Netflix Basic plan did not come with HD but as of November 2022, subscribers of Netflix Basic plan can enjoy watching in HD.
- Netflix Mobile plan = no HD
- Netflix Basic plan = watch in HD
- Netflix Standard plan = watch in Full HD
- Netflix Premium plan = watch in Ultra HD
How to subscribe to Netflix in Malaysia
Here’s how to subscribe to Netflix Premium, or change your plan:
If you are subscribing to Netflix Premium for the first time – open a Netflix account at https://www.netflix.com and follow the registration processes
Is it a good idea to buy Netflix account in Malaysia?
Short answer: No
Long answer: The practice of ‘buying’ Netflix accounts in Malaysia are offered by people who sell other people’s Netflix accounts, usually by obtaining the user details and passwords illegally. It is unethical at best and theft at worse.
Furthermore, you are not guaranteed to be able to use the illegally obtained accounts forever. When that happens, you will be blocked from accessing the account, the original seller is unlikely to refund your money, and you have to pay again to another seller.
Plus I heard the service isn’t that good anyway – in some cases, people couldn’t log in to watch the shows, because too many other people are in the same account at the same time and exceeded the max no of users (sellers don’t care). Why get it if you can’t watch it?
Conclusion: Skip the dodgy sellers who say you can buy Netflix account in Malaysia from them. Too much trouble for its worth. Might as well subscribe to Netflix the proper way from just RM13.xx a month (see the Cheapest Way to Subscribe to Netflix Premium section above).
Enjoy your Netflix package!
Well, that’s pretty much it on Netflix prices and plans in Malaysia. I’ve been a subscriber for years and have enjoyed it – such an amazing way to be entertained on a budget!
Please comment any other ways you know to enjoy Netflix subscription for cheaper (legal ways only, please!). Lastly, please share with me your favourite shows Netflix – I’m looking for recommendations 🙂
P/s – Might as well subscribe to Spotify Premium too 😀 Here are some ways to get Spotify Premium for cheaper in Malaysia