Netflix offers a free plan without ads to Kenyan Android users, with a quarter of its catalog available to stream
In what appears to be an effort to tap into the African streaming market’s immense future potential, Netflix recently rolled out an Android mobile plan that offers free access to roughly a quarter of its catalog to Kenyan users.
In its announcement, Netflix stated that it hoped free-tier users would “love Netflix so much that, over time, they’d upgrade to a full, paid subscription.” Users won’t need to submit payment details, but they will need to share their email addresses when registering.
The free tier is limited to Android users. And while Netflix hasn’t clarified this, it’s likely that streaming quality will be limited to SD resolution, the same as the entry-level paid plan.
It’s significant to note that the free tier will not be ad-supported, so Kenyan users won’t have to sit through in-app ads before watching the rest of shows like Blood & Water. While free tier users won’t have access to the entire Netflix catalog, a report by The Verge indicates that around a quarter of it will be accessible, which is still several thousand movies and shows.
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