Netflix Launches Free Plan in Africa

Netflix wants to add more subscribers by launching a new free mobile plan in Kenya

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In the hopes of getting more paid subscribers on its streaming service, Netflix has introduced a new free mobile plan in Africa. This is coming after Netflix introduced its mobile-only plan a few months ago in sub-Saharan Africa with the same goal of adding more subscribers with a cheap subscription.

The new free plan is exclusive to Android users in Kenya and according to some reports, the free mobile plan will be offering about a fourth of the catalogue of the paid plans. With the free mobile plan, viewers will be able to watch popular series and dramas such as Money Heist, Bridgerton, Blood & Water and some of the programming the company licences from others.

While viewers enjoy this free content, paid content will also be available in the app but will be marked with a lock icon. Clicking on the locked contents will encourage the user to sign up and upgrade to a paid subscription.


In other to be qualified to stream on the Netflix free plan, you must be 18 or older living in Kenya and similar to the paid plans, viewers can create up to five profiles. What is even more interesting is that while offering all of the goodies for free, Netflix will not ask you to add any payment information before you can use this free service.

The free plan, however, comes with a limitation. Functions such as the ability to download movies or shows will not be available on this free plan. I believe the limitation isn’t bad given that viewers will be getting a wide selection of movies to watch for free (no payments whatsoever). This is not a trial, so, users can continue to enjoy the service for free.

This plan is already available in Kenya, so, if you’re a citizen and 18+, you can start to enjoy the Netflix free mobile plan now.


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