The good folks over at Netflix are changing the game; in Kenya. The streaming giant has launched its first-of-its-kind free streaming plan in the African country. According to reports, they launched its first-of-its-kind free streaming plan for paid subscribers, and it’s only available on Android phones. Unlike the paid tiers, subscribers do not have the option to download titles or cast the app on TVs.
Cathy Conk, director of product innovation at Netflix, wrote about the free streaming plan. She stated: “If you’ve never watched Netflix before — and many people in Kenya haven’t — this is a great way to experience our service.” She went on to add, “And if you like what you see, it’s easy to upgrade to one of our paid plans so you can enjoy our full catalog on your TV or laptop as well.” A credit card isn’t required, only an email address, birth date, and a password. Conk added, “Then you can sit back and watch many of Netflix’s most popular series and films, as well as enjoy our personalized recommendations, parental controls, and profiles (including kids).”
Indeed an interesting move for the company, but one unlikely to make it to the United States. Head over to Netflix to find out more and keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more entertainment news coming very soon.
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