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How to Pay for Netflix in Kenya Via M-PESA in 2023

Netflix M-Pesa Pay – Netflix, the streaming service that has become a household name in Kenya, continues to captivate viewers with its diverse range of award-winning content.

Whether binge-watching your favorite TV series or discovering new movies, Netflix has something for everyone.

To cater to a broader audience, Netflix Kenya introduced a 100% free tier for Android users, granting access to content previously exclusive to its paid plans.

However, subscribing to one of their paid plans becomes essential to unlock the full spectrum of offerings. In this article, we will explore how to seamlessly pay for your Netflix subscription using M-PESA, Kenya’s popular mobile payment service.

How to Pay for Netflix In Kenya

Netflix acknowledges that different viewers have varying preferences regarding payment methods. To make the process as seamless as possible, it offers several options:

  1. Safaricom M-Pesa: Netflix Accept From Kenya Easily using Safaricom Mpesa, You should have an active Mpesa Number With Global Pay activated
  2. Credit and Debit Cards: Netflix accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards for recurring e-commerce transactions.
  3. Virtual Cards: In select markets, virtual cards are accepted. You can opt for another payment method if your virtual card is declined.
  4. Prepaid Cards: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express prepaid cards are welcome, providing flexible payment options.
  5. Netflix Gift Cards: For those who prefer using cash, Netflix gift cards are a great choice. These can be purchased at select retailers and redeemed on your account.
  6. PayPal: PayPal is another accepted payment method, allowing for convenient transactions.

Why Choose M-PESA for Netflix Payments?

M-PESA has emerged as a convenient and reliable mobile payment solution in Kenya. With the introduction of M-PESA Global Pay, paying for Netflix subscriptions has become more accessible than ever. This innovative solution eliminates the need for credit or debit cards and simplifies the process of linking your M-PESA account to PayPal.

Netflix Plan Options in Kenya

Before delving into the payment process, let’s take a moment to understand the Netflix plans available for Kenyan users. These plans are designed to cater to various preferences and budgets:

  1. Mobile Plan (KES 200/month): Tailored for mobile users, this plan allows streaming on one screen at a time—ideal for smartphone enthusiasts.
  2. Basic Plan (KES 300/month): This plan offers unlimited access to movies and TV shows in HD quality on a single screen/device.
  3. Standard Plan (KES 700/month): Elevate your viewing experience with HD streaming on two screens/devices simultaneously.
  4. Premium Plan (KES 1100/month): Indulge in ultra HD streaming on up to four screens/devices, perfect for families or sharing with friends.
PlanFeatures
Mobile– Unlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
– Watch on 1 phone or tablet at a time
– Download on 1 phone or tablet at a time
Basic– Unlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
– Watch on 1 supported device at a time
– Watch in HD
– Download on 1 supported device at a time
Standard– Unlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
– Watch on 2 supported devices at a time
– Watch in Full HD
– Download on 2 supported devices at a time
Premium– Unlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
– Watch on 4 supported devices at a time
– Watch in Ultra HD
– Download on 6 supported devices at a time
– Netflix spatial audio

Paying for your Netflix subscription through M-PESA is now possible, thanks to the introduction of M-PESA Global Pay. Here’s how to get started:

Via M-PESA App(AndroidiOS):

  1. Open the M-PESA app and log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the “Pay” tab.
  3. Select “GlobalPay” and opt in.
  4. Choose your preferred card design.
  5. Enter your PIN when prompted.
  6. An SMS containing your new M-PESA Visa card details, including your card number and expiry date, will be sent to you.

Via USSD (334#):

  1. Dial *334# on your phone.
  2. Select “Lipa na M-PESA” (Option 6).
  3. Choose “M-PESA GlobalPay” (Option 5).

With M-PESA Global Pay activated, you can pay effortlessly for your Netflix subscription.

Paying for Netflix with M-PESA Global Pay

Now that your M-PESA Global Pay feature is ready, follow these steps to pay for your Netflix subscription:

1. Visit the Netflix website and log in to your account.

2. Hover over your profile and select “Account” from the dropdown menu.

4. Navigate to the “Manage Payment Info” section.

5. Click “Add Payment Method” and input your M-PESA card details. (AGAIN MPESA CARD DETAILS ARE TO BE GENERATED VAI MPESA GLOBAL PAY)

6. Save your changes.

Netflix will automatically deduct the subscription cost from your M-PESA account each month. To ensure uninterrupted service, please provide your M-PESA account with enough funds.

Troubleshooting Common M-PESA Netflix Payment Issues

If you encounter any challenges during the payment process, here are some common issues and solutions:

  1. Payment Failure: Ensure your M-PESA account has enough funds and your card details are accurate. If needed, attempt the payment again after a brief interval.
  2. Suspended Netflix Account: If your Netflix account is suspended due to unsuccessful payments, verify that your M-PESA account has adequate funds and update your payment details. Upon successful payment, your service will be reinstated.
  3. M-PESA Card Expiry: Like conventional debit or credit cards, M-PESA cards have expiration dates. Renew your card via the M-PESA app or USSD and update your Netflix payment method with the new card details to ensure uninterrupted service.

If you have challenges that cannot be resolved, please contact M-PESA customer care by calling *234# and following the prompts to connect with a customer care agent.

Changing Your Payment Method on Netflix

Sometimes, circumstances change, and you might need to update your payment method on Netflix. The process is straightforward:

  1. Log in to Netflix.com and access your account settings.
  2. Go to the “Manage payment info” section.
  3. Add a new payment method if needed and make it your preferred option.
  4. Remove the old payment method from your account.

How to Set Up an M-PESA Account in Kenya

To set up an M-PESA account in Kenya, follow these steps:

  1. Visit a Safaricom retail outlet or M-PESA agent.
  2. Present your Safaricom SIM card and a valid ID.
  3. Inform the agent that you want to register for M-PESA.
  4. The agent will provide you with a registration form. Fill out the form and provide all the required information.
  5. The agent will then activate your M-PESA account.
  6. You will receive a confirmation message on your phone once your account is activated.

How to Use Your M-PESA Account

Once your M-PESA account is activated, you can send and receive money, make payments, and access other financial services. Here are some of the things you can do with your M-PESA account:

  • Send and receive money from other M-PESA users.
  • Make payments for bills and services, such as electricity, water, and airtime.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs.
  • Transfer money to bank accounts and vice versa.
  • Buy goods and services at merchants that accept M-PESA.

Additional Costs for Using M-PESA Global Pay

When using M-PESA Global Pay to pay for Netflix, there is an additional cost to consider: a forex markup of 3.5%. This markup is applied to the prevailing foreign exchange rate at the time of purchase.

Using M-PESA Global Pay for Other Online Services

M-PESA Global Pay is not limited to Netflix payments. You can use it to pay for other streaming services and online subscriptions, provided that the merchant accepts VISA cards. Some popular streaming services that accept VISA cards include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify, and Apple Music. Additionally, you can use M-PESA Global Pay for various online services like web hosting, email marketing, and cloud storage.

In Conclusion

Paying for your Netflix subscription in Kenya has never been more convenient, thanks to M-PESA Global Pay. By activating this feature and following the outlined steps, you can seamlessly enjoy a wide range of content without needing credit or debit cards. Whether on the go or relaxing at home, M-PESA empowers you to stay entertained and connected with your favorite shows and movies on Netflix. Don’t let payment hurdles hold you back—unlock the entertainment world quickly and simply through M-PESA and Netflix.

FAQs

  1. How much does Netflix cost in Kenya?
    • Netflix offers several subscription plans in Kenya, ranging from KES 200/month for the Mobile plan to KES 1100/month for the Premium plan.
  2. Can I use M-PESA Global Pay for other streaming services besides Netflix?
    • Yes, you can use M-PESA Global Pay to pay for other streaming services and online subscriptions that accept VISA cards, including Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify, and Apple Music.
  3. What should I do if my Netflix payment using M-PESA fails?
    • If your payment fails, ensure that your M-PESA account has enough funds, and double-check your card details for accuracy. You can attempt the payment again after a brief interval.
  4. Is there an additional cost for using M-PESA Global Pay for Netflix payments?
    • Yes, there is a forex markup of 3.5% applied to the prevailing foreign exchange rate at the time of purchase when using M-PESA Global Pay for Netflix payments.
  5. How do I change my payment method on Netflix?
    • To change your payment method on Netflix, log in to Netflix.com, access your account settings, go to the “Manage payment info” section, add a new payment method if needed,

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