Yesterday’s Econet Tech Expo (Expo) was marked by the announcement saying that Kwese will be broadcasting all 64 World Cup games. Another significant highlight of the Expos was signified by the unveiling of Kwese’s new ‘Kwese-iflix’ mobile App.
iflix is a subscription video on demand (VOD) service focused on emerging markets. The Kwese-iflix mobile App “will allow Econet Wireless mobile subscribers the choice to access a wide array of on-demand content, as well as live broadcast content. Due to their recent awarding of Video-on-Demand License, Kwese-iflix will be the pioneering platform to utilize the license.
Kwesé-iflix mobile app is a product conceived out of a joint venture between Econet Media, the pan-African company that owns the Kwese brand and iflix. Via this app Kwese will also broadcast the World Cup as part of its initiative to televise the event across all of its digital platforms.
The Kwese-iflix app seems to have replaced the Kwese Pulse app which Kwese silently introduced last week. Kwese leveraged its ownership in iflix by using iflix’s readily available app on Google Playstore and rebranding the app to suit its Kwese platform ( Kwese-iflix). The app caters for both Android and Apple users since it will be available for download on Google Play store and the Apple App store.
The users of the Kwese-iflix mobile App will have a flexible digital entertainment platform as the app makes it easier for them to access top entertainment programmes via their mobile phones, anytime and virtually everywhere.
The Kwesé iflix service will offer users the ultimate entertainment experience with an extraordinary content offering, including live coverage of the world’s most elite sporting competitions – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – every match, every game and much more including select NBA games. The platform will also offer the best international, regional and local content programmes curated especially for an African audience.
Paying to watch
Many people will be glad that they can subscribe for their programs on Kwese-iflix using Ecocash. This comes in handy for many people because Ecocash is a platform that is increasingly being used by Zimbabweans to make their payments. Besides the Ecocash option, users can also subscribe using In-App Purchasing channel.
Subscription plans and prices
The Kwese-iflix app subscriptions plans for watching shows range from a daily pass to a 3-day pass to 7-day pass and a monthly subscription. Therefore, the subscription plans will attract different customers depending on what they can afford and how many days they want to tune in to their favorite programs. These are the prices;
For Kwese-iflix users to start enjoy watching shows, Econet has started a promotional campaign by offering all its customers 1GB of free data upon registration. And with any standard data bundle that customers buy, they get the same amount of data free to use on Kwesé iflix, valid for the same period as the purchased data bundle. In other words, when an Econet customer buys their 1 gig data bundles, they will be given a further 1 gig data bundles for Kwese-iflix.
Since Econet’s data bundles have durations (daily bundles, weekly bundle, and monthly bundles), the amount of Kwese-iflix data bundles will depend on the different data plans they subscribe to. Despite this, Telecel, Netone or Telone users with internet access can still be able to watch their shows on the Kwese-iflix. Not to mention that even on wi-fi, users can still watch shows on Kwese-iflix.
Enjoy the freebies for now if you sign up
As for now if you sign up you can watch shows for free after you download the app.
Also read: A user’s experience of Kwese iFlix
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