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Top 10 Most Popular Streaming Platforms Available in Nigeria

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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The entertainment sector has dramatically shifted towards digital streaming platforms recently, and Nigeria is no exception.

Streaming platforms have become the go-to source for movies, TV shows, music, and more, providing users with a wide array of content at their fingertips.

Top 10 Most Streaming Platforms Available in Nigeria

The exciting fact is that if you’re looking for international hits or local Nigerian content, there is a streaming platform service for you.

Here’s a rundown of Nigeria’s top 10 most popular streaming platforms in no particular order.

What is Streaming Platform?

According to Wikipedia, a streaming platform service (also called a streaming service) is an online platform allowing users to watch or listen to content such as movies, TV shows, music, or podcasts.

Instead of downloading the content to their device, you can stream it in real time, so you can start watching or listening immediately without waiting for the entire file to download.

Popular examples of streaming services include NetflixSpotify, and YouTube.

In Africa, specifically Nigeria, numerous streaming platforms are available in the entertainment market, but some stand out.

Here is a list of popular streaming platforms available in Nigeria, in no particular order:

1. Netflix

Subscription Price: ₦1,600 – ₦4,000 per month

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming platforms globally, and its presence in Nigeria is no different.

Known for its extensive library of movies, TV series, documentaries, and original content, Netflix offers a variety of genres and languages, including a growing catalog of Nollywood films and series.

Its user-friendly interface and multiple subscription plans make it accessible for different budgets.

2. Amazon Prime Video

Subscription Price: ₦2,300 per month

Amazon Prime Video is another heavyweight in the streaming industry, offering a vast selection of international movies, TV shows, and original productions.

Nigerians can enjoy critically acclaimed series like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Boys.”

The platform also allows offline viewing and provides the added benefit of Amazon Prime perks in some regions.

3. Showmax

Subscription Price: from ₦1,200 per month

Showmax is a South African streaming service that has gained significant traction in Nigeria.

It offers a mix of local African content and international shows and movies.

Showmax’s edge lies in its rich selection of Nollywood content and original series catering to African audiences. It also includes live sports streaming, making it a comprehensive entertainment solution.

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4. YouTube

Subscription Price: Free (Ad-supported), YouTube Premium at ₦1,200 per month

YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing platform and a favorite in Nigeria.

It offers an endless variety of content, from music videos and vlogs to educational channels and live streams.

While the free version is ad-supported, YouTube Premium offers an ad-free experience and access to YouTube Originals and offline downloads.

5. Apple TV+

Subscription Price: ₦1,300 per month

Apple TV+ is Apple’s foray into the streaming market, offering high-quality original content.

While its library is not as extensive as Netflix or Amazon Prime, it makes up for it with critically acclaimed shows like “The Morning Show,” “Ted Lasso,” and “See.”

Apple TV+ also integrates seamlessly with other Apple services and devices.

6. Disney+

Subscription Price: Not officially available, but accessible via VPN

Disney+ houses Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content.

Although it is not officially available in Nigeria, many users access it through VPN services.

Its family-friendly content and extensive library of beloved franchises make it a must-have for fans of all ages.

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7. IROKOtv

IROKOtv is one of the largest platforms dedicated to Nollywood films and African content.

Often referred to as the “Netflix of Africa,” it offers a rich selection of Nigerian movies and series.

IROKOtv has been instrumental in promoting Nigerian cinema worldwide and is a favorite for local viewers.

8. HBO Max

Subscription Price: Not officially available, but accessible via VPN

HBO Max offers a premium selection of movies, TV shows, and original content from HBO.

While not officially available in Nigeria, it is accessible through VPN services.

Subscribers can enjoy critically acclaimed series like “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” and “Euphoria,” along with a vast library of WarnerMedia content.

9. Deezer

Subscription Price: ₦900 – ₦1,500 per month

Deezer is a popular music streaming service in Nigeria, offering access to millions of songs, playlists, and podcasts.

It features international and local artists, providing a platform for discovering new music.

Deezer’s Flow feature creates personalized playlists based on user preferences, making it a hit among music lovers.

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10. Spotify

Subscription Price: ₦900 per month

Spotify is the world’s leading music streaming platform and has recently become available in Nigeria.

It offers an extensive library of songs, playlists, and podcasts, catering to various tastes and genres.

Spotify’s powerful recommendation engine and curated playlists make it a go-to app for discovering new music and enjoying old favorites.


The rise of streaming platforms has changed the way Nigerians consume entertainment.

From movies and TV shows to music and live sports, these top 10 streaming services offer something for everyone.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Showmax dominate the market with their extensive libraries and original content, while local platforms like IROKOtv provide rich Nigerian and African content.

Music lovers can indulge in Deezer and Spotify, while global platforms like YouTube, Apple TV+, Disney+, and HBO Max (accessible via VPN) expand the entertainment space.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Showmax known for?

Showmax is known for offering a mix of local African content and international shows and movies, including a rich selection of Nollywood content and live sports streaming.

2.Are there free streaming options available in Nigeria?

Yes, YouTube offers a free, ad-supported version that provides access to various content. Additionally, YouTube Premium costs a small monthly amount and offers an ad-free experience.

3. What music streaming services are popular in Nigeria?

Popular music streaming services in Nigeria include Spotify, Boomplay, and YouTube Music. These services offer extensive libraries of songs, playlists, and podcasts.



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