Netflix Finally Comes To Uganda
Netflix, No longer A Dream To The Ugandan Entertainment Sphere
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Netflix’s launch in Africa did not end only in South Africa but it has also crossed all the way to Uganda too.
For a long time Uganda has had its streaming and digital TV industry dominated by the likes of DSTV and other small cable offering companies across the country. A new contender has now stepped up and with much cheaper and even more exciting streaming services. Netflix has landed to usher in a new era of entertainment.
Coverage of Netflix Services
Netflix is now available in Uganda as well and may also bring in a new era for unlimited internet bundles and plans being introduced by more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in order for the streaming service to cop-up with the potential demand in the future.
Netflix has gone live in nearly every country in the world. The firm announced it had switched on its service in 130 additional countries. It said it was still trying to expand to China. The other exceptions are North Korea, Syria and Crimea, where it is banned from operating by US law.
The announcement was made by the firm’s chief executive Reed Hastings at his keynote speech at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
The company however recommends that members with a streaming-only plan will be able to watch instantly through the Netflix service from the regions supported. The movies and TV shows that are available to stream may vary by location, and will change from time to time.
You can access the service on the following platforms, the Netflix website, Android phone, iPhone, PlayStation or Xbox video game consoles.
|Price after free month ends on 2/7/16||US$7.99||US$9.99||US$11.99|
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|Watch on your laptop, TV, phone and tablet||✓||✓||✓|
|Unlimited movies and TV shows||✓||✓||✓|
|First month free||✓||✓||✓|
When you log into the service for the first time, you will start off with a one month free trail as long as you are willing to surrender your VISA or MasterCard details. Don’t worry, you will not be charged until after your free trial ends.
Lots of shows and movies to stream via your devices
Plans start off from $ 7.99 (UGX 27,080) per month. Those interested in the service can also opt for the either the $9.99 (UGX 33,900) or $ 11.99 (UGX 40,600) monthly subscriptions as each comes with more features like HD (720p and 1080p) and 4k video streaming, the ability to log into more than one screen and more.
Netflix provides users with the ability to choose their download rates and quality of video on its website.
With this new development, lets hope for an awesome year ahead for the Ugandan entertainment industry as a whole.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre who is passionate about tech, games, entertainment and lifestyle news. He enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.