Start using Netflix in Uganda from as low as Ugx 28,000 per month

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The long awaited arrival of video streaming service, Netflix is finally here. Netflix has launched worldwide giving users the option of streaming movies and TV shows from their smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs.

In Uganda, Netflix can be enjoyed for $7.99 (about Ugx 28,000) per month at www.netflix.com/ug/ .  For starters, Netflix is offering you one month free trial, however, you must sign-up with a working credit or debit card with some money to enjoy this offer. Also since it’s an internet service, you need an active internet package of not less than 1GB to use the service. We warn that you can’t use “MBs” to use Netflix.

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DSTV has for long monopolized the video content space in the African content often offering limited or too expensive content options. Also Multi-choice hasn’t taken Video-on-demand or watch-when-you-want kind of services seriously until recently with products like DSTV Box Office or DSTV Catchup. When Netflix touted its plans of entering the African market, Multi-choice released ShowMax in south Africa, its answer Netflix.


Related story: DSTV BoxOffice: Multichoice Uganda now rents you movies for just Ugx 6K


Meanwhile Google has also been offering a similar service through its play store dubbed “Google movies”. You can actually rent or stream a movie from the play store for Ugx 25,000. Obviously this can’t compare to Netflix’s offering.


Related story: Google Play Movies Uganda: You can now Watch The Amazing Spider-Man for UGX 25,000


We don’t know how video streaming space will turn out, but the winds of changing are just beginning to sweep the continent.

Here’s complete list of other African countries where Netflix is available.

Algeria
Angola
Benin (Dahomey)
Botswana
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti Republic
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea (Republic of Korea)
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

  • 28,000Ugx in addition to data… ehy. I hope Netflix could introduce internet services where they data packages just for streaming movies or rather partner up with ISPs to see this come a bit cheaper.

  • jones

    good idea, however it is still far cheaper to download the pirated shows and movies from netflix. good luck to them and wish them well too for considering our market.

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  • Maxzz

    Thanks for the article. Although this is great news, the new Netflix regions will lack content compared to the US Netflix. If you want to get a good value for your money, you can use services like Unotelly and access all regions of Netflix. You get about 1000% more content with a minimum cost.