BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO
LOCALS can now use mobile phone money transfer platform EcoCash to buy or rent movies on a fast growing online streaming platform, Castlly.
Castlly founding chief executive officer Panashe Shoko told NewsDay Life & Style that locals may choose EcoCash option among Paypal, Visa and MasterCard.
“As Castlly, we are here to open the world to new movies, series, documentaries, talk shows, music and an array of content produced from an African perspective, by Africans, for Africans and the world,” he said.
“Zimbabwean audiences can now buy or rent movies via EcoCash. There is no longer a need to register on Paynow. To unlock a movie, audiences simply choose the EcoCash option that appear among other options which include PayPal, Visa and MasterCard.
“Download the application, jump on to Castlly.com watch and join the Castlly community as we transform your idea of Africa.”
Shoko said audiences could access articles and news of their favourite artists all accessible on the mobile applications ensuring they watch wherever they are.
“No longer should you wait for someone else to determine who you are. Purchase, subscribe or just simply watch on Castlly.com.
“On the platform you can access movies, channels, and soundtracks,” he said.
Shoko said they had also introduced a new feature on the platform that allows content creators to share skits.
He said popular comedian Prosper “The Comic Pastor” Ngomashi and Nigel “Tha Slick Pastor” Maritinyu had already uploaded their skits on the platform.
In its efforts to support the growth of Africa’s arts industry, Castlly has established itself in other African countries like Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda and Burkina Faso. The platform has over 2 000 creators, of which 90% are Zimbabweans.
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