Streaming giant Netflix has announced plans to introduce a free plan in Kenya, this will allow Kenyans who meet specific requirements to watch content from Netflix free of charge. The move Further intensifies streaming wars that Kenyans have witnessed in recent times especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced most Kenyans to work from home and to look for more ways to access and entertainment while at home.
According to recent statistics, Kenya is home to more than 20 million Internet users which the streaming giant is looking to tap as it focusses on more ways to expand its reach in the East African Nation. From the information that we already have, Netflix free plan won’t exactly match the same experience as to paid plans. For instance, the plan is set to be only available on mobile devices offering a select number off video content available on its platform.
Netflix plans to roll out the free plan in Kenya within the coming weeks, where unlike the normal process where one is expected to provide payment details during signup, the free plan will be available to any qualifying user without necessarily providing payment details.
Restrictions on Netflix free plan in Kenya
As expected with any free service, there are several restrictions or limits that subscribers on this plan will not enjoy compared to those on paid plans. For a start, the service is only available on Android smartphones, this basically leaves out people on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPads. Secondly, Users will be limited to a certain number of content, meaning you’ll have to upgrade to a paid plan to unlock more content. And lastly but not least, users will have to confirm that they are over 18 years of age. And if it makes any difference to you, the free plan will be capped at only 5 profiles per account
How to legally watch Netflix for free in Kenya
Once the service is available within the coming weeks, all you have to do is sign-up by providing an email address and a password. You will then be asked to confirm that you are over 18 years of age, after which you can access a quarter of available content on your Android smartphone. Proceed to download Netflix app on your Android smartphone and enjoy.