Netflix Nigeria is the second that has been launched for the African shores, after Netflix South Africa which was launched in December 2017. Netflix started streaming Nigerian content in 2015 with the Nigerian film “October 1”. Ever since then the streaming giant has been launching more Nigerian content onto its streaming platform.
About Netflix Nigeria
Netflix Nigeria as at 2019 according to report has less than 60,000 users, and launching Netflix Naija appears to be one of Netflix strategy to increase the number of its subscribers via social media.
Currently, Netflix appears to be dishing out more Nigerian content in order to drive more Nigerian subscribers to it’s platform. Nigerian content on the Netflix platform increased from October 2019 to 47 in February 2020.
Howbeit, most Nigerian movies that actually make it onto Netflix, are only available on the streaming platform for a specific period of time. Thus a platform like Twitter that has about 30% of Nigeria’s 24 million social media users offers a medium to advertise when any Nigerian content comes up on Netflix.
Additionally, Netflix just recently rolled out a new feature which is expected to make it easier for subscribers to find movies on the platform.
How Much Does Netflix Nigeria Cost?
Netflix Nigeria comes in 3 affordable monthly plans, which are Basic, Standard, and Premium which goes for $7.99. $8.99 and $11.99 respectively. With the current Naira to Dollar conversion rate, here is how it adds up: Netflix Basic Plan: N2,197.25: Netflix Standard Plan N2,472.25: and N3,297.25 for the Netflix Premium Plan respectively.
Now, the different packages comes with its own distinct feature like the number of screens you can watch Netflix on with the same account and the High Definition option.
How to Pay for Netflix in Nigeria
You can simply pay using your debit card (Master Card and Visa Card) or use a PayPal account to make your payment. Netflix gives you the first month free and you are liberty to cancel or automatically let Netflix charge you for 1 month after the free one month trial has elapse. Note, that you will have to register and provide payment details before you can enjoy the one month free subscription.
How to Connect Netflix to your TV in Nigeria
Netflix can be watched on any device, but here we will be showing you how to watch it on TV.
To watch, simply connect your Smart TV to your Wi-Fi Modem. But if you do not have a Smart TV you can easily use your laptop computer and connect your laptop to your TV through the HDMI cable.
For those who have a Play Station or Nintendo gaming machines, these devices can be connected to the TV to watch Netflix’s service. There are also some smartphones that can be connected directly to your TV by using the right cable if you want to use your phone to stream.