[2023] New Netflix Packages and Prices

Netflix Packages

Are you wondering what the latest Netflix packages and prices are in Kenya? Look no further! This article will provide you with an in-depth analysis of everything you need to know about Netflix in Kenya, including how to sign up for a subscription, the different package options available, and how to pay with Mpesa.

What Is Netflix?

Netflix is a streaming service that offers various movies, documentaries, and TV shows. It was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, and it is now available in over 190 countries around the world (with a few exceptions). In Kenya, Netflix has become popular for those looking for affordable, high-quality entertainment options.

Which Countries is Netflix Available in?

Netflix is available for streaming in over 190 countries. However, Netflix is not available in North Korea, Syria, Crimea, and China.

Netflix Packages 2023 Kenya and Netflix Prices

Netflix has four different plans i.e mobile, Basic, Standard, and Premium.

MobileBasicStandardPremium
Monthly cost* (Kenyan Shilling)300 KES700 KES1,100 KES1,450 KES
Number of screens you can watch on at the same time1124
Number of phones or tablets you can have downloads on1124
Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on your mobile phone and tablet.
Watch on your laptop and TV
HD available
Ultra HD available
The different Netflix plans Source: Netflix website

As you can see, the mobile and basic packages are the most affordable options, but they only allow you to watch on one screen at a time and do not offer HD or Ultra HD streaming. The standard package costs a bit more, allows you to watch on two screens simultaneously and offers HD streaming. The premium package, the most expensive option, allows you to watch on four screens simultaneously and offers HD and Ultra HD streaming.

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How to sign up for Netflix on your Android Phone/Tablet

Visit netflix.com/signup from a mobile browser.

Even though the Netflix app is available on the Google Play store. To complete the sign-up, you’ll need to use a mobile or computer browser to finish signing up.

  1. To create an account, enter your email address and create a password.
  2. Choose the plan
  3. Enter a payment method.

How to sign up for Netflix on your Computer

  1. Visit netflix.com/signup.
  2. Choose the plan that’s right for you.
  3. To create an account, enter your email address and create a password.
  4. Enter a payment method.

How to Pay for Netflix with Mpesa

Netflix has partnered with VISA to offer Mpesa as a payment option for its subscribers in Kenya. To pay for Netflix with Mpesa, you’ll need to register for the global pay option and obtain a virtual card. Here’s how to do it:

Using the Mpesa app

  1. Log in to your Mpesa app and select the “Pay” tab.
  2. Select “GlobalPay” and “Opt-In”.
  3. Select your card and enter your PIN.
  4. You will receive an SMS with the card number and expiration date.

Using the Mpesa USSD code:

  1. Dial *334# from your phone.
  2. Select “GlobalPay” and “Opt-In”.
  3. Select your card and enter your PIN.
  4. You will receive an SMS with the card number and expiration date.

How many packages are there for Netflix?

Netflix launched four packages in Kenya, namely mobile kshs.300, Basic Kshs.700, Standard Kshs.1,100, and Premium Kshs.1,450/=

Which is the cheapest Netflix package?

The cheapest package on Netflix is kshs.300 . This mobile package only allows subscriptions via mobile phone or tablet. The package includes Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games.

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Which is the most expensive Netflix package?

The premium package, which is cost Kshs.1,450 per month, is the most expensive Netflix package in Kenya.

The package includes Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games. The streaming is available in HD and Ultra HD.

Can I pay Netflix with MPesa?

You can now pay for Netflix with Mpesa using the global pay option, thanks to a partnership between Mpesa and VISA.

Once you register for the global pay option, you will be issued a virtual card that you can use to pay for your Netflix subscription.

How to register for the Mpesa global virtual card

M-PESA APP:

  • Log in to your M-PESA and select the Pay tab
  • Select the GlobalPay and Opt-In.
  • Select your card and Enter your PIN
  • You will receive an SMS with the card number and expiry date.

Alternatively:

M-PESA USSD (*334#):

  • Dial *334#
  • Select Lipa na M-PESA (Option 6)
  • Select M-PESA GlobalPay (Option 5)

How many devices does Netflix allow?

  • Premium Package – Allows 4 devices
  • Standard Package – Allows 2 devices
  • Basic Package – Allows 1 device
  • Mobile Package – Allows 1 device

You can also pay for a Netflix subscription with Paypal.

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How do I cancel Netflix Kenya?

You can simply cancel your Netflix subscription from your account settings by selecting the cancel membership option. However, it is important to note that cancellation is effected at the end of your billing cycle.

Comparison Between Netflix and Showmax

Here is a comparison of the features offered by Netflix and Showmax based on the information provided in the tables

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FeatureNetflix MobileShowmax Mobile
Monthly cost* (Kenyan Shilling)300 KES300
Number of screens you can watch on at the same time11 stream
Number of phones or tablets you can have downloads on11 Device
Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on your mobile phone and tablet
Watch on your laptop and TV
HD availableSD Quality
Ultra HD availableN/A
Live sports from SuperSportN/AX
News ChannelsN/AX
14-day free trialN/A
FeatureNetflix BasicShowmax
Monthly cost* (Kenyan Shilling)700 KES760
Number of screens you can watch on at the same time12 streams
Number of phones or tablets you can have downloads on15 Devices
Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on your mobile phone and tablet
Watch on your laptop and TV
HD availableHD Quality
Ultra HD availableN/A
Live sports from SuperSportN/AX
News ChannelsN/AX
14-day free trialN/A
FeatureNetflix StandardShowmax Pro
Monthly cost* (Kenyan Shilling)1,100 KES2,100
Number of screens you can watch on at the same time22 streams
Number of phones or tablets you can have downloads on25 Devices
Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on your mobile phone and tablet
Watch on your laptop and TV
HD availableHD Quality
Ultra HD availableN/A
Live sports from SuperSportN/A
News ChannelsN/A
14-day free trialN/A
FeatureNetflix PremiumShowmax Pro Mobile
Monthly cost* (Kenyan Shilling)1,450 KES1,050
Number of screens you can watch on at the same time41 stream
Number of phones or tablets you can have downloads on41 stream
Unlimited movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on your mobile phone and tablet
Watch on your laptop and TV
HD availableSD Quality
Ultra HD availableN/A
Live sports from SuperSportN/A
News ChannelsN/A
14-day free trialN/A

Based on the comparison tables, it appears that Showmax offers a wider range of packages, with options for mobile-only streaming as well as options for streaming on smart TVs and computers. Showmax also offers live sports and news channels, which are not available on Netflix.

In terms of streaming quality, Showmax offers HD and SD options, while Netflix offers HD, Ultra HD, and SD options. Netflix also allows for more simultaneous streams, with options for up to 4 screens simultaneously.

Both Netflix and Showmax offer the ability to download content for offline viewing and have options for free trials. However, Showmax offers a free trial for all of its packages, while Netflix only offers a free trial for its basic package.

Regarding price, Showmax’s packages range from 300 KES to 2,100 KES per month, while Netflix’s packages range from 300 KES to 1,450 KES per month. Overall, it appears that Showmax offers more options and features, but at a higher price point compared to Netflix.

How Much is Netflix Per Month in Kenya

Mobile Package – kshs.300
Basic Package – Kshs.700
Standard Package – Kshs.1,100
Premium Package – Kshs.1,450

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