iROKOtv launches exclusive Nokia Lumia mobile app

Nokia Lumia 800 iROKOThe Nokia Lumix Windows Phone 8. (Image source: Nokia Connect/flickr)

iROKOtv, the largest online distributor of Nigerian movies, has announced the launch of a mobile app created exclusively for the new Nokia Lumia handset

The iROKOtv app, which has been designed to give iROKOtv PLUS subscribers access to Nollywood movies on demand, is available on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8.

Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, head of business development for iROKO Partners – Africa, said, “The iROKOtv app is a fantastic addition to the Nokia collections within the Windows Phone Store. Content is king, access is key and this app encapsulates this perfectly; awesome content, available on-demand, accessible on a mobile phone. Nollywood at your fingertips, wherever you are.

“The partnership with Nokia is an extremely exciting development for us. They are global leaders in the tech and mobile device sectors for emerging markets, with a dominant presence in Nigeria and West Africa. This combined with their considerable expertise and enthusiasm in promoting African content, is why we are delighted with this collaboration,” she added.

According to iROKO Partners, the app is built with the same functionality as the iROKOtv website, allowing users to have total control over their viewing experience and the ability to search for movies by genre and actor.

In addition to the menu on the app, the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 provides customers with a number of additional features, including behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Nollywood stars and additional news and gossip.

Teemu Kiijärvi, head of ecosystem developer experience (EDX) at Nokia West Africa, commented, “We are happy that this is coming first on the Lumia device using the Windows 8 OS. This is one of the ways through which Nokia is championing and encouraging the development of local apps in the region and Nigeria as well.

“Aside from the serious work, users of the Lumia Windows Phone 8 who have a subscription on iROKOtv PLUS can access the website to get the latest news in Nollywood and also the latest movies and have some form of entertainment even while on-the-go,” he noted.

The partnership extends to the iROKO Partners music site, iROKING, allowing Nokia Asha users access to more than 35,000 tracks via Nokia Browser.

iROKOtv, the largest online distributor of Nigerian movies, has announced the launch of a mobile app created exclusively for the new Nokia Lumia handset

The iROKOtv app, which has been designed to give iROKOtv PLUS subscribers access to Nollywood movies on demand, is available on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8.

Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, head of business development for iROKO Partners – Africa, said, “The iROKOtv app is a fantastic addition to the Nokia collections within the Windows Phone Store. Content is king, access is key and this app encapsulates this perfectly; awesome content, available on-demand, accessible on a mobile phone. Nollywood at your fingertips, wherever you are.

“The partnership with Nokia is an extremely exciting development for us. They are global leaders in the tech and mobile device sectors for emerging markets, with a dominant presence in Nigeria and West Africa. This combined with their considerable expertise and enthusiasm in promoting African content, is why we are delighted with this collaboration,” she added.

According to iROKO Partners, the app is built with the same functionality as the iROKOtv website, allowing users to have total control over their viewing experience and the ability to search for movies by genre and actor.

In addition to the menu on the app, the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 provides customers with a number of additional features, including behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Nollywood stars and additional news and gossip.

Teemu Kiijärvi, head of ecosystem developer experience (EDX) at Nokia West Africa, commented, “We are happy that this is coming first on the Lumia device using the Windows 8 OS. This is one of the ways through which Nokia is championing and encouraging the development of local apps in the region and Nigeria as well.

“Aside from the serious work, users of the Lumia Windows Phone 8 who have a subscription on iROKOtv PLUS can access the website to get the latest news in Nollywood and also the latest movies and have some form of entertainment even while on-the-go,” he noted.

The partnership extends to the iROKO Partners music site, iROKING, allowing Nokia Asha users access to more than 35,000 tracks via Nokia Browser.

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