One of the world's largest television streaming websites, Netflix launched today in India with hopeful prospects. The global streaming phenomenon had created a serious amount of hype since most of the western world claims it to be the holy grail of couch potatoes. But, I'm here to chalk out a few reasons why I feel Netflix doesn't make sense for me. Here goes.

Torrents: I have got the power.

As a self-respecting middle class man, I shall not pay a dime for movie consumption in an era of P2P sharing, unless it includes popcorn and a date. And, virtually anything and everything that is released is ripped into a torrent for the good folk of the universe.

Disclaimer: I am not condoning piracy. At least not on paper.

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Netflix will stream only limited content.

Netflix will stream only shows that fall under its production partnership, which at the moment does not include much local content and a lot of international shows that don't appear on its roster. In fact they are advertising themselves as an independent show platform. 

Long story short, no Game Of Thrones.

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The monthly memberships range between ₹500 - ₹800.

Although the first month of membership is free, the monthly payment schemes are classified as ₹500 for basic, ₹650 for standard and ₹800 for premium. The definition of the streaming varies respectively from low, medium to high. As an alternative, in my opinion, Airtel smartbytes have got a few smarter options offering between 10-20 GB of high speed data within the price range, that you could check out.

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Bandwidth issues might not be favourable.

Now, apart from the monthly membership expense, unless you're willing to shell out another amount for a high bandwidth Internet connection, Netflix streaming might in fact turn out to be a cumbersome task. Initial claims suggest that Netflix would work fairly fine with a minimum 2 mbps connection.

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Registration requires credit cards.

Now, this might not seem like a huge problem but if you come from a simpler household like I do, this regulation would automatically rule out the youngsters and those of us living with fairly paranoid parents. Something about credit card payments on the Internet scares me.

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Let's just chill.