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You want to watch the latest movies and series from the comfort of your sitting room, but you are tired of the rigidness of cable TV, and the fact that you might have to wait for a month or two before seeing the movie the whole world talked about? Then, this is for you.

Don’t be a laggard, simply stream it and get entertained when the hype is still on. So, let’s take a look at some of the available streaming platforms in Nigeria, the pros and cons, and the cost!



“Netflix and chill”. Yes, this is probably the most popular recommendation you’d get from anyone. With a plethora of old and new shows as well as in house productions, Netflix has managed to stay ahead of its competitions with its adaptive climb in the entertainment segment. More so, with original movies like Shaft and Narcos, you don’t have to think hard before realising why Netflix is so successful.

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  • A huge selection of movies, series, and shows.
  • Affordable subscription (N3600 monthly)
  • Available on all devices 
  • Algorithmhm that constantly try to find the best shows for you. 


  • Usually, they remove some of the old and unpopular shows every month. 
  • It takes a little while before the latest movies become available.

Amazon Prime

Amazon prime

Jeff Bezos’s answer to movie streaming. It has a plethora of Amazon originals, a few popular movies, and tv series such as American Gods, and The Grand tour (for car enthusiasts).

If you’re an avid user of the Amazon shopping app or kindle, this would be a great option for you, as Amazon offers discounts to customers using the ecosystem of applications.

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  • Very affordable subscription (N2,200) 
  • A good selection of movies and tv series 


  • Not a lot of recent movies



The number one streaming platform when it comes to free viewing. If you’re not bothered about seeing the latest Hollywood blockbusters or any blockbuster in fact, then youtube is the platform for you. With a million videos to choose from, ranging from unboxing videos to news, down to DIY videos….youtube has got it. Everyone is a producer with Youtube. 

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  • It’s free
  • Anyone can put up content on the platform
  • Very interactive 


  • Interruptive adverts.
  • Most of the videos are short (5 to 15mins) 
  • Just a few movies, most videos are short films. 



This is a video-on-demand online streaming platform from South Africa. The platform has been around since 2015 and has been making big strides in the movie streaming industry thanks to its close ties with DSTv. 

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  • It is affordable (N2500).
  • They have a few in house produced movies (Mostly South African).
  • The latest movies are readily available. 


  • Not a large selection of movies, still getting there. 
  • Trending series are not available.

Iroko Tv 

iroko tv

Nigeria’s largest online streaming platform with a wide selection of movies from Hollywood. If you are all about Nigerian movies, Iroko Tv is the platform to be on. 

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  • A wide selection of Nigerian movies.
  • Subscription is as low as N3000 for a year.


  • Only Nigerian movies are available.
  • So, have you made up your mind yet on which of these platforms you are signing up with?

So which one are you going for? Let us know in the comments.

Also, check out the top music streaming apps in Nigeria

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