Two years ago, on September 20, 2021, Netflix rolled out a free plan in Kenya in a push to get more sign-ups and hopefully subscriptions if those who join enjoy binge-worthy movies and TV shows in its extensive library.
They did get more sign-ups, but for paid subscriptions…you know Kenyans. Netflix brought a kind of streaming revolution. But now, users who have enjoyed free access since then will be handed the bill sooner at the beginning of next month – No more free Netflix.
“On November 1st, 2023, the Free plan will no longer be available, and your membership will end,” reads a communication sent to such customers by the popular American streamer founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in 1997, debuting in the Kenyan market in 2016.
Netflix is holding up well and is now targeting those cost-conscious consumers with its cheapest Mobile plan that starts at Ksh200, in which subscribers enjoy exclusive content without sponsored interruptions for one month.
Aside from the Netflix Mobile package, there are three more subscription offerings: Basic, Standard, and Premium, the most expensive plan in Kenya for Ksh1,100 per month. Check out all its pricing information;
|Plan||Price in Kenya (2023)|
|Mobile||Ksh200 per month|
|Basic||Ksh300 per month|
|Standard||Ksh700 per month|
|Premium||Ksh1,100 per month|
To sign up for Netflix on your phone, download the Netflix app, register, and subscribe to your package of choice. The good thing is you can pay it using Mpesa Globalpay on the Mpesa application available on all app marketplaces.