Netflix has announced a new plan for sub-Saharan African countries including Nigeria. The new plan is a mobile-only plan and is now the cheapest one the streaming service offers in the region.
Prior to the announcement, Netflix offered three plans in Nigeria – a Basic Plan that cost ₦2,900 (~$7) per month and was available to watch on a phone, tablet, computer, or TV in SD (480p) resolution; a Standard Plan priced at ₦3,600 (~$9) per month that bumped the resolution to FHD; and a Premium Plan priced at ₦4,400 (~$11) that allowed users to stream in Ultra HD (4K) and HDR.
The new mobile plan costs ₦1,200 (~$3) per month, about the same price as the cheapest monthly data plans offered by mobile network operators in the country. However, we expect some or all of these operators to announce special data plans that are designed around the new Netflix plan.
The Netflix Mobile Plan works only on phones and tablets and the resolution is capped at 480p. Users will also be able to download movies offline and enjoy the new Play Partial Download feature that allows them to begin to watch a movie or episode before the download is complete.