Our guide will give you a head start on the new Netflix packages and prices in Kenya 2023! Stay up-to-date on the latest subscription packages.
Netflix announced that effective February 21, 2023, the cost of its monthly subscription fees will be reduced by 37% in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to give its customers greater value for their money and attract more customers. With the more affordable Netflix packages, you can pay for Netflix via MPESA in Kenya and enjoy your binge-worthy shows and movies.
In this article, we will break down the various Netflix packages and prices in Kenya, including how to sign up for the free plan and the best alternatives for Netflix in Kenya.
Netflix Ad-supported Plans
In November 2022, Netflix introduced add-supported plans in a bid to find new sources of revenue. The company rolled out its Netflix Basic with Ads in select countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, etc. It costs $6.99 per month in the US.
Currently, the ad-supported plans are unavailable in Kenya.
New Netflix Packages and Prices in Kenya 2023
1. Netflix Free Plan in Kenya
In December 2021, Netflix launched a free plan for viewers with Android mobile phones in Kenya. Free Plan members can now download series, films, and specials at no extra cost. With this plan, you can only access limited TV shows and movies on 480p video quality and only watch on a single mobile device.
It’s easy to upgrade to one of Netflix’s paid plans so you can enjoy their full library of movies and shows on your Tablet, laptop, or TV.
To sign up for the plan, create a Netflix account and verify your details, download and install Netflix from the Google play store, sign in to your account, and start watching on your phone.
2. Netflix Mobile Package
This is the cheapest Netflix plan suitable for individuals with tight budgets. The mobile package costs Kshs 200 per month and only supports watching on one screen at a time on a 480p video resolution.
This plan is available only for mobile users (phone and tablet) and does not support casting or mirroring from a mobile device. To start
Note that the Mobile Plan requires Android devices 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher, Fire OS devices 5.0 or higher, or iOS devices 12.0 or higher.
3. Netflix Basic Package
The Netflix basic plan in Kenya starts at Kshs 300 per month. It provides access to movies and TV shows at 720p video resolution, and you can only stream on a single device at a time. The devices you can use your Phone, Tablet, Computer, and TV to stream video content.
The Basic Plan is an excellent option if you only plan to use Netflix on one device and don’t require HD or Ultra HD quality.
4. Netflix Standard Package
The standard package only costs Kshs 700 per month. You can stream content in Full HD (1080p) video resolution, which allows watching up to a maximum of two screens at a time.
The Standard Plan is a good choice if you have multiple people in your household who will be using Netflix at the same time or if you want to watch content in HD quality.
5. Netflix Premium Package
This is the most expensive Netflix plan; it costs Kshs 1,100 per month. Subscribers of this plan can stream content in 4K+HDR resolution and on four screens at a time.
The Premium Plan is the best option for large households with multiple people who want to use Netflix simultaneously or if you have a 4K TV and want to enjoy the best possible quality.
The table below summarizes the exciting new Netflix packages and prices in Kenya in 2023:
|Monthly price||KES 200||KES 300||KES 700||KES 1,100|
|Number of device screens you can watch on simultaneous||1||1||2||4|
|Devices you can use to Watch||Phone and Tablet||Phone, Tablet, Computer, and TV||Phone, Tablet, Computer, and TV||Phone, Tablet, Computer, and TV|
What are the package options for Netflix in Kenya?
There are four paid subscription plans for Netflix in Kenya – Mobile, Basic, Standard, and Premium. There is also a free plan for anyone in Kenya with an Android phone. This plan only gives you access to a limited number of TV shows and movies, and mobile games.
What is the cheapest Netflix Plan in Kenya?
The cheapest package is the Netflix Mobile Package, which only costs Kshs 200 per month, while the Premium package is the most expensive, costing Kshs 1,100 per month.
What is the Best Alternative to Netflix in Kenya?
Don’t like Netflix? Well, there are two great alternatives to Netflix in Kenya:
1. Amazon Prime Video – This streaming service is offered by Amazon and has a variety of TV shows and movies. Subscribers can access it with an Amazon Prime subscription.
2. Showmax – It is a South African-based internet video streaming service that offers various TV shows, sports, and movies, including local Kenyan content. Here are the Showmax packages and prices and how to pay for your subscription.
Other best Netflix alternatives that you can explore to watch original content include Hulu, Peacock, Apple TV+, and HBO Max.
Can I pay for Netflix via MPesa?
Yes. You can now use your MPESA Virtual Visa Card to pay for Netflix in Kenya. The process is simple: Register for an MPESA Virtual Visa card, Log in to your Netflix account, select your preferred plan, and pay.
How Many Devices does Netflix allow?
With the Premium plan, you can stream shows on four devices simultaneously. As for the standard plan, it only allows two devices and only one device at a time for the basic and mobile plans, respectively.
How Many Packages are there for Netflix in Kenya?
There are four paid packages you can choose from. Namely: Mobile: 200 KES/month, Basic: 300 KES/month, Standard: 700 KES/month, and Premium: 1,100 KES/month.
Select Your Best Netflix Package
I hope our guide has updated you on the new Netflix packages and prices in Kenya 2023. You can now select your preferred Netflix package depending on your financial situation and individual needs and preferences. You may also want to consider how many people in your household will be using Netflix, what devices you’ll use to stream, and whether you require HD or Ultra HD video quality.
Once you have considered all the above factors, you can make payments using your MPESA Visa card and enjoy Netflix’s vast library of movies, TV shows, and original content on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.