Amazon Prime Video launches local service in Nigeria – Meczyki.Net

Amazon Prime Video today announced the launch of the local version of its streaming service in one of Africa’s biggest markets – Nigeria. As it did in Southeast Asia a few days ago, the tech giant attempts to boost its customers in new markets like Africa by increasing its investment in local production, unveiling a slate of local origins and introducing discounted Amazon Prime memberships. doing. offerings to customers.

amazon prime video Launched in Africa in 2016 as part of its global push to more than 200 countries around the world, Netflix’s global plan launched the same year is bringing some serious competition. However, versions of the service available in the region never offered the vernacular interface, subtitles and original content that are common in more developed markets.

That has changed in Africa today, at least in Nigeria, as the company plans to launch in other markets such as South Africa. one in Tweet Created by its official account, Prime Video Naija, the company made it clear that customers can stream original TV shows and movies within the Prime Video ecosystem such as The Boys. According to its website, it will cost 2,300/month after customers enjoy the seven-day trial. Thus, for the first time, users in Nigeria will be able to subscribe to Prime Video using the local currency and will not require a VPN, unlike accessing the platform for specific region-specific content in the past. platform.

Amazon said its first Nigerian show will be Gangs of Lagos, a local original crime action film that follows the lives of three friends as they navigate the streets of Islay Eko in the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos, which is set to debut this year. Ready to launch.

This is a developing story…