On January 6th, Netflix announced that its service can now be accessed in 130 countries except China. This expansion has long been expected by movie lovers as its service was restricted to the United States. Netflix, founded in 1997 is an online on-demand internet streaming media.
In Nigeria, online video streaming sites like Iroko Tv and Ibakatv were concerned about the entry of the video-streaming platform. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal gathers 4 reasons why Nigerians should be excited about Netflix.
Access latest movies
Movie freaks are in for an idyllic movie ride. With Netflix, you do not need to wait for your favourite movie to be premiered in Nigeria especially when you have watched an exciting trailer. By subscribing to Netflix, you stay up-to-date with the latest films from Hollywood. This is a game changer!
N1,591.85 ($7.99) for the basic account will give you the right of entry to watch any film genre of your choice from television shows to animation, action, romance, cartoon and scary movies. To encourage you to subscribe, you will get one month free after subscribing. Other plans are standard and premium.
Safe for Kids
According to Netflix, parents do not need to worry too much about how their kids use the video streaming site. It is safe and friendly for kids. There are tons of exciting cartoons to watch for the children.
You can watch Nollywood movies
If you are not a fan of Hollywood, then you can subscribe to Nollywood movies to watch your most glamorous Nigerian actor and actress.
This is the biggest problem facing the Nigerian movie industry. Many movies have been illegally pirated after the producers spent billions shooting the film. However, with a viable and global platform like Netflix, producers can give Netflix the right to stream the movies live. This will largely curtail the damaging impact of piracy and ensure that producers accrue their monies before the movie is pirated.