Netflix announced that it will launch its streaming service in 130 countries and Nigeria was one of the countries listed. Other new entrants listed included, India, North Korea, Syria, Singapore, and Vietnam.
During the opening keynote address at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Netflix announced that they would expand operations into Africa. Besides announcing availability in the new countries, CEO, and Co-founder Reed Hastings also announced that they was planning to release over 600 hours of original content in 2016.
Prior to this launch, iROKO TV was the name that came to mind whenever we thought about video streaming in Nigeria….
Starting right now, users in Nigeria can head to Netflix and for $8 a month (approximately N1600 or N2080 depending on where you’re getting your dollars from) and get a huge collection of movies, shows and documentaries provided that your internet is good. If you are looking for an alternative to DSTV, this might just be for you.
Netflix’s arrival to Nigeria has means that domestic video streaming services such as iROKO TV, are now facing increased competition so to speak. And it’s Netflix…
New users on the service get a free month’s subscription by the way.
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