Thanks to Nollywood, many Nigerians have developed a taste for locally produced movies and shows, so much that many are now addicted to Africa Magic – the No. 1 go-to cable TV channel for these indigenous movies.
Fortunately, Nollywood addicts no longer have to subscribe to DSTV and other cable networks to get assuage their longing as the Nigerian app market now brings these movies straight to their phones.
Aside from giving subscribers and users a chance to watch Nigerian movies for free, some of them personalize the user’s experience by giving subscribers options to create their own playlists and manage their personal library, thereby improving the entire movie experience.
With a growing collection of these movie apps available at the Blackberry, iTunes and Android stores, it can be difficult to decide on the best one to download. In that regard, Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has rounded up 5 of these applications for all Nollywood lovers to choose from.
Iroko Tv App
One of the biggest Nigerian movie streaming platforms, Iroko Tv now offers a mobile app with a large collection (over 5,000) of Nollywood films that allows users watch in HD quality at their own pace. The app is available on Windows and Android Play store and requires a $5 monthly fee for unlimited access.
Available on Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows and Nokia Smartphones, Afrinolly offers its users movies, trailers and short films produced on the African continent. In addition, it offers African music videos, select Hollywood and Bollywood movies as well as latest news and gossip about local celebrities. The apps offer superior browsing experience on mobile devices and also make it easy to get information about popular movies or TV shows.
NollyLand app is one of the best apps for Nigerian movies as it is available on the major platforms including Android, Blackberry and iOS. Users can watch not just Nollywood movies but other African films as well. Also, BlackBerry and Android users can manually select their movie quality to match their bandwidth, i.e. 3G, 4G and Wifi. Other feature includes adaptive video streaming, automatic bookmarking of movies, a personalized playlist, timeline thumbnails and intuitive searching and categorization.
If you love Nigerian movies, you definitely want to add this one to your app collection. Designed by Grematech communication and available only on android and iOS, the Nigeria Movies app offers full length Nollywood movies including short videos from Ghana for free; no subscription required. It is a good start for movie collectors on a budget.
Another app by Grematech communication, Nollywood HD provides users access to trending and bestselling Nigerian home movies. Although it requires a subscription fee of $9.99 per 1 year, it offers a large collection of well cataloged movies with outstanding audio and video quality.