Are you a movie lover? Would you like to watch Foreign movies from the popular American Hollywood to the Indian Bollywood on the go and on every devices ranging from mobile phones, Tablets, PCs and your Television? Then this article is just for you as we are reviewing the world’s most popular movie streaming service, Netflix Nigeria.
Netflix allows you to watch latest and classic Foreign Movies from the American Hollywood to the popular Indian Bollywood movies and expected to add the fast growing Nigerian Nollywood to its popular database, but before then, Nigerian movie lovers don’t need to panic as we have our own Iroko TV providing similar services to Netflix but covering Nigerian Nollywood and the Ghanaian Ghallywood for now and according to it’s CEO, it’s expected to go international very soon.
Even though Nigerians watch Millions of videos daily on Google owned Youtube, no one can boldly say 50% of videos watched on Youtube are of high quality and are not pirated versions of the original videos. Youtube is a platform for everyone to upload anything, it is not a platform for online movies even though movie clips can be watched on the platform. There are several channels on Youtube providing full movies but these channels only bring you outdated movies so they could promote the latest ones. Therefore, there are just two platforms for watching latest, legal and high quality movies, and they are Netflix Nigeria for foreign Movies and Iroko TV for Nigerian and Ghanaian Movies.
Table of Contents
- 1 Introducing Netflix Nigeria
- 1.1 Netflix Nigeria
- 1.2 Can I watch Nigerian Movies on Netflix?
- 1.3 Is Netflix Service FREE?
- 1.4 How to Sign Up for Netflix Nigeria?
- 1.5 How to Download Netflix App on Mobile Devices?
- 1.6 What Network and Plan is Suitable for Netflix?
- 1.7 Netflix Data Plans in Nigeria
Introducing Netflix Nigeria
Online streaming is not a common thing in Nigeria few years back but with the introduction of 3G network by all the major service providers in the country and private networks like 4G by spectranet have completely changed our views on streaming, from the un-achievable to day to day activities. The major question now is, where do we go to watch quality and legal movies online since over 70% of the most watched foreign movies in Nigeria are pirated and of low qualities.
An hour after its announcement of adding over 130 more countries (Including Nigeria) to it’s system, Netflix shares went up by six percent, that is to say the company gained much more trust from it’s investors. The American Hollywood movies and the Indian Bollywood Movies are the two most watched movies in Nigeria after the Nollywood Nigerian Movies, services Netflix renders by default, meaning Netflix can provide exactly what we’ve been longing for that is, watching latest popular movies, movie series and many more of high quality.
Netflix Currently have over 70 Million subscribers most of which are Americans, the company saw the potential in the Nigerian Movie market so it decides to take it’s services to Nigeria. Netflix Currently provides different movie genres, including;
- Action & Adventure
- Children & Family Movies
- Romantic Movies
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Sport Shows
Can I watch Nigerian Movies on Netflix?
The answer is YES. Currently, there are dozens of Nigerian Movies on Netflix Nigeria, though this list is not as rich as that of IrokoTV when it comes to Nigerian Movies, but I have seen quite some award winning Nigerian Movies that are not only recognized in Africa, but through out the world. Some of these movies include;
- October 1
- Keeping My Man
- Lagos Cougars
- Mad Couple
- Lies Men Tell
So are you bored of watching the foreign movies? Netflix still got you covered on the local movies.
Is Netflix Service FREE?
Although Netflix offers a FREE subscription plan for one month, this enable you to enjoy this great service on your devices anywhere and on the go. After using Netflix Nigeria free for one month, you’ll then be expected to subscribe for one of their plans. Click here to enjoy Netflic
No one should expect Netflix to provide latest movies and live shows for FREE, so the answer to if Netflix Service is Free is simply NO. Netflix uses a subscription mode system where you pay monthly for the service.
Netflix has three Subscription Plans; Basic, Standard and Premium. The basic plan costs US$7.99 (About N2500), The Standard Plan costs US$9.99 (About N3200) and Premium US11.99 (Around N3800). These are not too expensive compared to the price of cable TVs like DSTV, Aljazeera and more, they bill outrageously, with a decent plan with good channels costing N11,000 naira.
With Netflix Nigeria friendly prices, you can easily watch latest foreign movies online without limitations.
How to Sign Up for Netflix Nigeria?
To Sign Up for Netflix Nigeria and start enjoying the the free one month service simply follow the following steps;
- Goto Netflix Official Website and Click the ‘Join Free For a Month’
- It takes you to the Pricing page where you select what Plan you plan going for
- The next step requires you to enter your email and choose a password
- Enter your payment details and click Start membership
Note: Netflix will not bill you for the first month, they’ll only remove $1 for card verification which your bank will return after some days. And always remember to turn off your subscription before the free plan expires, otherwise you’ll be automatically billed.
How to Download Netflix App on Mobile Devices?
You can enjoy Netflix on the go by downloading the Netflix mobile app on your Android and iOS devices and enjoy the same quality service as you PC and TV.
Download the Netflix Mobile App on your Android device below;
Download the Netflix iOS App for you Apple devices below;
What Network and Plan is Suitable for Netflix?
With the emergence of fast data services in Nigeria recently, gone are the days when Nigerians are always scared of online streaming. Choosing the best network service in Nigeria for streaming depends on two factors, your location and the pricing.
As early as a week ago, we discovered that there is a huge competition among the network providers in the provision of affordable data services, MTN for example surprisingly launched a data plan that costs N1000 for a data size of 1.5GB compared to it’s previous plan of 260MB for the same N1000. GLO, ETISALAT and AIRTEL have done something similar in the past by beating their own outrageous prices and making their plans more friendly to an average Nigerian.
If you are in a location where Spectranet and Smile 4G is available, I’ll always recommend those two as they are two of the few data providers that offer 4G network service in Nigeria. However Networks like Etisalat and MTN have proving to be efficient when it comes to online streaming.
Netflix Data Plans in Nigeria
Using a normal data plan to stream high quality videos may seem too expensive for an average Nigeria, two netwoks, Etisalat and Airtel have however tried to solve this problem facing Nigerians since the launch of Netflix Nigeria. They have come up with data plans where you can subscribe and watch for a fixed time. Below is how to subscribe for the Etisalat and Airtel special Netflix data plans and hopefully other network providers will come with similar plans.
How to Subscribe for the Etisalat Netflix and Chill Plan
Etisalat is the first network provider in Nigeria to launch a special Netflix data plan, this plan costs N400 for 2 hours of streaming on Netflix. This is a very good move compared to using the normal data plans to stream which might cost over N2000 to stream for two consecutive hours.
To subscribe for this plan, simply dial *229*3*5# on any etisalat powered device and make sure you have a minimum balance of N400. In less than two minutes, your subscription will be activated and you can start ‘Chilling with Netflix Nigeria’.
How to Subscribe for Airtel Netflix Plan
In a quick move to join the trending Netflix train, Airtel quickly launched it’s own Netflix data plan weeks after Etisalat’s launching. Airtel
To subsuscribe for the Airtel Netflix Plan, dial *439*4# from your Airtel sim and the sum of N180 will be deducted instantly and your plan activated. So you can enjoy your favorite movie or show on Netflix Nigeria for the next 1 hour.
Other network providers are expected to join the train soon and bring to us more friendly data plans so we can enjoy the services of Netflix to the maximum.