Streaming Services in Nigeria: Netflix Subscription Price and Details

Streaming movies have become more popular than going to the cinema, and this was worsened by the effects of the pandemic on cinema as a whole. With over a hundred movie streaming services today, only a few are available to Nigerians without using VPN. While we still have some others in the country, here are a few notable ones:

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Netflix Subscription Price in Nigeria

. An overview of Netflix titles. Via Netflix Help Center.

Netflix is the biggest movie streaming service in the world with over 209 million subscribers in 190 countries. With an ever-growing library, you can be sure to find titles from around the world. Netflix boasts original and licensed titles from Hollywood (Crown, Stranger Things, Rick & Morty, The Office), European cinema (French: Lupin, German: DARK, Spanish: Money Heist, British: The Bodyguard ), and Bollywood (Delhi Crime, The White Tiger, Ghoul). It is also home to hundreds of South Korean films, Arabic TV shows, and will soon be home—after a number of other licensed movies— to its first original Nollywood series, King of Boys: The Return of the King.

Pricing: Based on the plans, starting from a 1,200 naira mobile plan to a 4,400 naira premium plan. (All subscription plans can be cancelled anytime)

PlanPrice (monthly)No. of simultaneous viewingTechnical details
Mobile1,200 nairaPhones and tablets (1 device)Strictly on smartphones and tablets
480p
Download available for 1 device.
Basic2,900 naira 1 deviceAll devices
SD/480p
Download available for 1 device.
Standard3,600 naira 2 devices All devices
FHD/1080p
Download available for 2 devices.
Premium4,400 naira4 devices All devices
Ultra HD (4K) and HDR
Download available for 4 devices.
Netflix pricing

Amazon Prime Video in Nigeria

A screenshot of the Prime Video website.

Although with fewers titles than Netflix, Amazon Prime still boasts titles that are critically-acclaimed and worth your time. With the likes of The Boys, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Invincible, you are sure to find a suitable category for your taste. The 2021 Eddie Murphy-led comedy sequel, Coming 2 America, can also be found on the service. 

Pricing: Amazon Prime Video has a single tier that costs USD 5,99 monthly. Free trial is available.

IrokoTV Subscription Cost in Nigeria

IrokoTV Logo

IrokoTV is one of the foremost streaming services in the country and region that promotes indigenous titles stemming from Nollywood and Africa at large. On the service, you can find titles like My Wife & I, and other Nollywood movies that have been released theatrically, like Merry Men and Up North. The Nigerian-owned service promises to “release content every week”, which should attract Nollywood lovers who cannot get enough of Nigerian content. IrokoTV only offers a yearly subscription that is auto-renewed every 356 days. There is also a mobile only plan billed at 10,000 naira yearly.

Pricing: Three tiers, ranging from 10,000 naira to 15,000 naira yearly.

PlanPrice (yearly)Details
Nollywood + International15,000 nairaNollywood and international titles
Nollywood10,000 nairaNollywood titles
International 10,000 nairaInternational titles
IrokoTV in Nigeria


Showmax Price in Nigeria

Overview of titles. Via Showmax.com

Home to BBNaija and a number of other reality TV shows, Showmax has become the joy of reality TV and soap lovers. There you can find reality shows like I Am Laycon, Mercy and Ike; and since it is owned by Multichoice, you can also find a number of TV shows from DStv and GOtv on this South African streaming service. Sports lovers can also find joy here by subscribing to the Pro version. 

Pricing: Four tiers are available, priced at 1,200 naira mobile plan to a 6,300 naira pro plan.

PlanPrice (monthly)No. of simultaneous viewingDetails
Showmax Mobile1,200 naira1 stream, 1 registered deviceOnly Smartphone or tablet,
Series, movies, Showmax originals and Kids’ shows,
14-day trial,
SD Quality,
Offline downloads,
Cancel anytime.
Showmax Pro Mobile3,200 naira1 stream, 1 registered deviceOnly Smartphone or tablet,
Series, movies, Showmax originals and Kids’ shows,
SuperSport programme,
No trial,
SD Quality,
Offline downloads,
Cancel anytime.
Showmax2,900 naira2 streams, 5 registered devicesAll devices,
Series, movies, Showmax originals and Kids’ shows,
Offline downloads,
HD quality,
14-day trial,
Cancel anytime.
Showmax Pro6,300 naira2 streams, 5 registered devicesAll devices,
Series, movies, Showmax originals and Kids’ shows,
SuperSport programme,
Offline downloads,
HD quality,
No trial,
Cancel anytime.

YouTube Premium in Nigeria

YouTube Premium Logo

Starting out as a service that allows people to upload user-generated videos, YouTube branched out to offer exciting scripted titles like Cobra Kai (which Netflix now owns) and Step Up: High Water, before entirely leaving the scripted scene for the unscripted world of unlimited entertainment. You can enjoy their content by subscribing to YouTube Premium.

Pricing: 1,100 Naira monthly. With this subscription, you can enjoy YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free. A 1-month free trial is available and you can cancel your subscription anytime. And this can be enjoyed on all devices.

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