kweliTV | FAQs

FAQs

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What is kweliTV?

kweliTV is an interactive on-demand and live streaming video network offers high-quality documentaries, news programs, original docuseries, educational content and independent films and movies that have been vetted by international film festivals from North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.

Why are you only offering "black" and “African diaspora” content?

We’ve seen how other streaming networks try to be all things to all people. It doesn’t work. Someone will get the short end of the stick. We got tired of piece-mealing from one streaming site to another for black-related content. So we decided to create our own network. Also, we’ve read the studies, black people want more black content that’s positive, educational and speaks to their culture and heritage. And you know what, it's about time that we own our content and voices. Our mission is to fill that void.

Do you offer foreign films?

Yes! In addition to dope films from the US, we also have content from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana and other African countries as well as Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, England, France, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Germany, Canada, France, Israel, Honduras, and other places around the world.

When will you offer original content?

Soon! We’ve got a lot of ideas and can’t wait to show you what’s up our sleeves! If you have any show ideas that you believe will fit the mission of kweliTV, send us a note to: hello@kweli.tv.

What do I get with my subscription?

At kweliTV, we’re more than just a streaming service, we’re a community! In addition to offering great content, we are partnering with organizations to also give you great deals from black-owned businesses! Your monthly or annual subscription includes discounts to: African Ancestry, Heritage Box, Black Enterprise, Mahogany Books, Heritage Box and Ujamaa Box. We plan to offer more real soon. Check your account or email us at help@kweli.tv to claim your discounts. Deals are only for monthly and annual subscribers.

What are your service fees?

We're giving people choices! Commitment is hard, so we want to make it easy for you. We have three options:

Annual — For $49.99 a year: save $21.89 a year, 7-day free trial, Apps, HD availability, Unlimited number of screens; Never get interrupted with commercials during shows; Discounts to goods & services such as Mahogany Books, Ujamaa Box, African Ancestry and more; Free admission to kweliTV events; Cancel anytime.

Monthly—For $5.99 a month: 7-day free trial, Apps, HD availability, Unlimited number of screens; Never get interrupted with commercials during shows; Discounts to goods & services such as Mahogany Books, Ujamaa Box, African Ancestry and more; Free admission to kweliTV events; Cancel anytime.

Video on Demand (Rental)—For $3.99 per single play: Access to the entire library; Watch trailers; View film for 24 hours; Never get interrupted with commercials during shows; One device per account.

Live TV —For $0 (aka Free!!): Watch a 24-hour stream of some of kweliTV’s greatest shows and award-winning films right within our app for free!

Student discounts are also available. Current college students enrolled at an accredited college or university are eligible. Learn more.

If you joined one of our membership options or became a registered user during our beta (between August 1-2015-August 1, 2017), you can enjoy all of the benefits of kweliTV for a significant discount for life! Contact hello@kweli.tv to learn more!

Do you have TV apps?

Yes! We have a private Roku and Apple TV app exclusively for our paid monthly and annual subscribers. Once you select a monthly or annual subscription, you will be re-directed to our welcome message that has directions on how to add our app to your Roku or Apple TV device.

What about other apps?

While we continue to work on developing more video apps, below we have provided directions on how to watch on kweliTV on a number of devices to your television.

AirPlay: With AirPlay Mirroring, you can display any video using your iOS screen (Macbook computer/laptop, iPad, or iPhone) on your Apple TV. While watching a video on your computer, iPhone or iPad while in Safari, simply click the AirPlay icon on the top, right hand side of the video. See further directions.

Chromecast: You have the ability to stream content (videos, pictures, audio—anything on the internet actually) on any tab that’s open in your Chrome web browser from your phone or computer. To do that, click the Google Cast icon to the right of the address bar and select your Chromecast from the list. Your tab should now appear on your TV. If you do not have the extension to add the Chromecast icon to your computer, you can download it. See full directions to watch kweliTV on Chromecast.

Screen Mirroring On Other Platforms: Screen mirroring allows you to replicate (or “mirror”) the screen of your Android, iPhone or Windows phone or tablet wirelessly onto your TV screen, letting you share (or “cast”) web pages, videos, photos, music, to your streaming device, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku, SmartTV, etc. Download an app to screen to your television.

Amazon Fire Stick: You have two options, 1) (Recommended) Use your Fire TV to wirelessly display your phone or tablet screen on your TV screen. Click here for the directions on how to use your phone or tablet to stream on your Fire Stick. 2) You the "Downloader" browser on your Fire Stick. First, you would need to download “Downloader,” an app that helps Fire TV owners  surf the web and install popular apps not available from the Fire TV app store. It has just released version 1.1.1 with a built-in web browser. Now you can surf the web on your Fire TV and Fire Stick without needing a mouse or keyboard. Once you download the “Downloader” app, access the web like you normally would. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web browser and sign in and watch content just as you would on your computer.

If you have streaming issues while in Downloader, go to "Settings" in Downloader in the menu of the left hand side and click "Enable JavaScript" Download “Downloader.”

Smart TV: (Recommended) You may "mirror cast" from your phone to your SmartTV. Most Samsung smartphones include a Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature which enables screen mirroring with Samsung Smart TVs and other smart devices. You may

be able to connect your non-Samsung smart device to a Samsung TV but
this will depend on the manufacturer of the non-Samsung device and the
age and model of your Samsung TV. Download the SmartView app. Here are the directions for viewing kweliTV on your SmartTV.

If you have a Samsung SmartTV, and it is
already connected to your home Wifi connection, you access your Smart
Hub menu and select the Web Browser icon. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web
browser and sign in normally as you would on your computer.

VIZIO: Stream to your Vizio TV right from your tablet, phone or computer. Click here for directions.

Game consoles: Several video game consoles allow you to view movies online in addition to playing video games. All you need to do is make sure your video game system is connected to the Internet through your home network. Through Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo game systems, access the web like you normally would. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web browser and sign in and watch content just as you would on your computer. It will display on the TV connected to the gaming system.

How does the service work?

We know the content that you want to see. And here at kweliTV, we’re working to deliver it to you as simply and easily as possible! With kweliTV, you can:

—Watch kweliTV on any device

—Choose a plan that works best for your lifestyle

—Cancel anytime with no contracts to sign

—Never get interrupted with advertising in the middle of films

—Get updates when films are added every Wednesday

—Receive discounts to black owned goods and services as a part of your subscription

When I signed in, the system says that my email is already taken.

That means that registered during our beta some time between August 2015-August 2017. We have already added your email address to our system. You should've received an email with your temp password. If not, simply login here: https://www.kweli.tv/sign_in and click "Forgot Password."

As a beta subscriber or beta registered user, how do I get the discount advertised?

Email us at help@kweli.tv. We will email you the direct link to the offer for beta users and subscribers. The deal ends November 1.

I have the link for the deal, but it says my email is taken?

That means you must first login in order to take advantage of the deal. Click "Have an account" and login. The system will redirect you back to the subscription page.

My browser stalls or just "spins" when trying to subscribe through PayPal

Make sure your browser allows pop ups. If pop ups are blocked, the PayPal window won't open. Also, we work best with Chrome.

How do I access and change my account?

Once logged in, click the little icon on the top right of the website to access your account. From there you can see your watch history, favorites, invoices, as well as change/update your payment information and subscription type.

How do I change my password?

Once logged in, click the little icon on the top right of the website to access your account. Click "Settings" or "Profile Settings" scroll down and you will see where you can change your password.

How do I unsubscribe?

We hate to see you go! To unsubscribe, log into your account. Click the little icon on the top right of the website to access your account. Click "Subscription" and then click "Change" next to your current subscription type. You will see "Cancel Subscription" link.

How do I access the free Live TV channel?

You must first login (or sign up for free). Click "Live TV" at the top. The Live TV channel views best on Chrome and Firefox.

How do I become an ambassador, business strategic partner or film festival partner?

We want to work with you. Email us at hello@kweli.tv.

Who do I contact if I have problems with the service?

We want to help. Email us at help@kweli.tv or call 888.981.1989.