When the harshest critic is silenced by your work, you can go ahead and brag because you have done a great job. In this scenario Kwese people can go ahead and brag about Kwesé iflix, it gave me the best user experience I haven’t had in a long time.
If you bought data yesterday I’m sure you received this message;
…Your Free 1GB Data has been successfully credited. Please note this data is only for use on the Kwesé iflix App. You can now go ahead & start viewing.
A lot of people in Techzim community groups were asking questions what it is, how does it work, how come it’s not connecting etc.
A few days ago we wrote about the unveiling of this Kwese-iflix mobile app. In simple terms, Kwese-iflix is a localized iflix mobile application that allows the user to stream any iflix shows on offer.
My own user experiences
After a quick download of the app, I was asked to sign in. Me being too lazy to enter emails etc, I signed up on Facebook and got to the home page. PS (I was using mobile data).
The homepage gave me a lot of show options to choose from.
I quickly scrolled down looking for familiar TV shows, when I got to the one I wanted Being Mary Jane, I discovered I needed a ‘VIP pass’ to watch the show.
So, I started scrolling on the free content to see what’s on offer. I discovered there is a reasonable amount of shows on offer. And I watched them for interest sake.
After the 4th ‘VIP pass’ prompt message (shown below) I decided to get the pass.
I was redirected to a page that asked me to click a link. Upon clicking that link I was instantly directed to my dial pad with the code *119# on dialing the USSD code I was prompted with options to buy the pass for either a day, 3 days, 7 days or a month.
I bought service for a month and got my pass almost instantly.
About the programs on offer
I went back to check for my favorite shows, I’m a reality TV junkie so I was looking for reality TV shows. Turns out they did not have Keeping up with the Kardashians (yep I watch that) but they did have other things on offer. I settled for David Tutera’s Celebrations (a gay wedding planner’s reality show) and 10 hours later I’m still watching the show. I know judgy judges will be after my skin.
Generally, there is a lot to choose from depending on your show preferences. They have African, Indian and Korean movies too, for those that like these you are in for a treat. Impressing me a critic is hard, but this Kwesé service did impress me. I have been told I have the worst taste in movies and TV shows so I’m just going to say if you don’t like what’s on offer you can watch some live shows because there is a live show tab on the menu. I have resisted the edge to talk about the type and quality and ratings of the shows on offer, I will leave that review to some professional critics.
Lastly, you also have an option to download the show in high, medium and low resolution and watch a downloaded version other than livestreaming it.
My bedroom has the best 4G connection I make video app calls almost every day and the call quality is excellent so I’m not sure how the Kwesé iflix app performs on any other connection that’s not 4G.
About Guest Author Rose Masayile
Rose is a brand message and social media specialist at Controvert, the parent company of Techzim. Her daily grind is to work with ad agencies and brand managers to construct and distribute brand messages in the digital universe
Kwese TV was a subscription-based Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media. The service was shut down formally on 1 November 2018. Customers that had bought the satellite could still watch Free to air content on their Kwese equipment... Read More About Kwese