The world is evolving and guess what? In a matter of decades, the use of Tv and Set Up Box may become obsolete. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is growing in its fastest pace in this century and Video On Demand (VOD) is a product of this tremendous development. Now what is VOD and how does it relate to kwese iflix?
What is Kwese Iflix & its Relationship to Video on Demand?
It (Iflix) is a product of partnership between Econet Media’s Kwese and Iflix Africa. It is also a subscription based VOD.
VOD is technological platform that media houses and movie studios around the globe are newly adopting to serve live Tv and entertainments (movies, sports, music etc) to their consumers.
This platform makes it possible for user to access these aforementioned contents anywhere they are, anytime and anyhow they want.
To fully understand this platform, let me compare it with satellite Tv channels and our local tv stations.
The likes of DsTv and NTA have scheduled time for when a movie or Tv show will broadcast. Meaning you have to wait and better not miss that time.
Video on Demand platform on the other hand has a database (constantly updated) with numerous movies and Tv shows to choose from. Accessible on most devices including mobile, Pc and Tv via the internet.
This means wherever you are, you can watch whatever you want whenever you want to. DsTv Catch Up feature which allows you to access missed programmes is a VOD and one of the DsTv Now integration.
Types of VOD & Where Iflix Belongs
There are different types of VOD. We have;
- Subscription VOD (SVOD): You pay on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to access their entire database. Example is Iflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
- Transactional VOD (TVOD): To access their content, you have to buy or rent it. It is pay per view. Example is Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.
- Ads based or Advertising VOD (AVOD): You can access their content for free but you will have to watch some seconds or minutes of adverts. Example is YouTube.
Getting Started with Iflix
Most of the VOD companies in Africa have had their database compressed to make it easier for users on slow connection and also reduce data consumption.
During the launch of iflix in Nigeria by Kwese, the company’s (Iflix) manager in Nigeria, Ngozi Madueke-Dozie said iflix promises not be heavy while reacting to the high cost of data in the country. She said Nigerians can watch 20 minutes of video content with 33MB.
Only if that is completely true, an hour of video on demand would have cost you about 100MB which in my opinion is fair. Instagram users perhaps understand what am talking about.
But guys, when i tested the app 60MB was gone in 10 minutes for video contents while live station (NTA and Kwese Free Sport to be precise) consumed 20MB in 10 minutes which is almost inline with the Iflix Nigeria Manager’s statement.
But then they have partnered with MTN and Airtel in Nigeria to introduce a new data bundles for Iflix. Dial *3731# to access the data plans for both networks.
With this data bundles, you will have unlimited access to iflix contents depending on the subscription you did. 250 Naira for MTN and 300 Naira for Airtel Daily. There are 3, 7 and 30 days bundles too.
Download & Registration/Sign Up
To start using iflix in Nigeria, you have to navigate to their official website (http://kweseiflix.com) and download the mobile app for Android and iOS.
- Once installed, tap on the sign up button.
- You can sign up using your Email or Facebook.
- Input your Name, email address, create password and tap on Done.
That’s it you are in. The homepage gives you access to wide range of video contents. You can however tap on the Menu button at the top left corner to check out what else they are offering.
They have free videos and some free live channels/stations. However to gain access to everything they’ve got, you have to subscribe to one of their VIP plans.
- 1 Day Plan: 150 Naira.
- 3 Days Plan: 250 Naira.
- 7 Days Plan: 500 Naira.
- 30 Days Plan: 1000 Naira.
Tap on the menu button to reveal more option and tap on VIP Plans to subscribe. You can pay using Card and Mobile Money.
The above fees doesn’t cover your data though. So you can either use your normal data or make use of the above code (*3731#) and subscribe to iflix data bundles on Airtel and MTN.
You can check the above and below images for the networks iflix bundles. This service is available in over 23 countries across the Globe and still expanding.
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