Today, Aflix (pronounced Aah-Flix), a mobile online video streaming app, has just launched its new service in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, joining the growing African Video-on-Demand space with a large library of Hollywood content at affordable prices to Africans via Android powered mobile devices.
Aflix promises to place a diverse and popular collection of films and television shows right at their customers’ fingertips says Aflix Director, Nyasha Mutsekwa.
“We are bringing the luxury of theatre going into African homes, at a price point that is affordable. Aflix customers will be able to watch Hollywood titles, from the classic favourites, to current new releases and Blockbuster hits.” Mutsekwa adds, “With the use of smart phones on the rise in Africa and the reality that movie going is quite pricey, this is the perfect time to launch our product and change the way Africans watch and enjoy their favourite content.”
According to Mutsekwa, when new users sign up for the service, they will be given a 14- day free trial with no strings attached and after the period, choose to subscribe for just $9.99 a month or opt out totally. Users also get access to pay-per-view content with premium movie rentals starting as low as $2.99. Users can opt to only use the pay-per-view option, simply just renting the titles they want to watch at that moment. Aflix aims to develop set-top boxes to give users the ‘living room experience.’ By simply plugging in the device into their TV sets, Aflix users can enjoy Hollywood entertainment on their ‘big screens.’
The NYC-headquartered firm with investors in investors in the telecom sector in Africa says it aims to revolutionize Africa’s premium video content that is reliable, affordable, and convenient and give its customers the opportunity to watch the shows and movies they love and to discover new and exciting content.
Aflix says users can watch Premium Hollywood content from major studios such as, Disney, Warner Brothers and ABC, anytime, anywhere via their smartphones at Google Play. iROKOtv recently launched across Africa after signing up Hollywood and more international content such as Telenova, Bollywood among others.