How To Switch from Dstv to Netflix

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Of recent in Nigeria, there’s been a serious debate going on about the better platform to watch movies and get value for money-between Dstv and Netflix. The truth is both platforms have their pros and cons. For example, in Nigeria, the price of a premium subscription on Dstv is quite high, so also is the price of a Dstv explorer decoder that supports recording of movies and other contents for later viewing. Also in recent times, Dstv has come under fire for continually repeating old movies on their movie channels, new trendy movies are rarely aired on Dstv. I think this is because Dstv focuses more on sport contents, they have the viewing right for most sporting events. So if you’re a sport fan, I guess this article is not for you.

Why You Should Make the Switch Now

  • The price of a full Dstv subscription in Nigeria is N15,000, while the premium subscription on Netflix is $13.99 which is about N4,800 naira. also, this premium subscription offers the option to watch up to four screens at the same time.
  • If you do not make use of a Dstv explorer decoder it is impossible to record a movie for later viewing, but on Netflix, you can download a movie and watch at a convenient time.
  • On Netflix, you get the first month free, as part of the trial period offer.
    Once you have a Netflix account, you can access movies from any part of the world, any time of the day, so long as you have internet access.

How to switch to Netflix

Sign up for Netflix on their website or mobile app.

After you’ve signed up, you’ll be given a “no charge”, one-month free trial. If, at any point during the trial period, you lose interest and you decide to end your Netflix experience, you can cancel immediately. Even if you cancel your account, you can still watch Netflix contents until the end of the 30-day trial period.

If you have a smart TV, things become easier for you because most smart TV’s have Netflix already installed in them. All you need to do is to search for Netflix on your smart TV and sign in, then you can have access to Netflix movies.

Note: you must have Internet access to be able to do this

Switching to Netflix on a non-smart TV.

If you don’t have a smart TV, don’t be too bothered, you can still switch to Netflix. all you just need is to get a digital media player and make sure your TV has an HDMI port.

There are loads of digital media players you could pick from, here are some of the best:

  • Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Apple TV

Note: you also have to sign up to make use of any of these digital media players. Also, these digital media players come with connection cables that you must connect to the HDMI port of your TV before you can gain access.

You also need internet access to make use of these digital media players.

Netflix subscription price break down

The Netflix Basic Plan ($7.99)

  • No access to HD contents
  • No Ultra HD
  • You’re only allowed to watch one screen at any one time
  • You can watch movies on your laptop, phone, and tablet
  • You have no access to unlimited movies
  • You can cancel anytime
  • You get the first month free, as part of the trial period offer

The Netflix Standard Plan ($10.99)

  • You get access to HD contents.
  • No Ultra HD
  • You can watch two screens at the same time
  • You can watch movies on your laptop, phone, and tablet
  • You get unlimited movies
  • You can cancel anytime
  • You get the first month free, as part of the trial period offer

The Netflix Premium Plan ($13.99)

  • You have full access to HD contents
  • Ultra HD Available
  • You can watch four screens at the same time.
  • You get unlimited movies
  • You can cancel anytime
  • You get the first month free, as part of the trial period offer.

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