Kweli means truth in Swahili — which represents KweliTV’s goal of providing movies, kids’ shows, and other programming from North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa that accurately portray Black individuals’ experiences.
The streaming service offers a solid selection of videos from numerous countries and genres. KweliTV offers lighthearted comedy options and items that involve social justice, the environment, and other more serious topics. Some examine subject matter through a cultural perspective — the science fiction section header, for instance, is Sci-Fi/Afrofuturism/Fantasy.
While the content spans a decent number of areas, some sections are more robust than others. For example, only one show is listed under the Business header, which has eight episodes, and each is less than 12 minutes long. The streaming service’s live programming is also moderate. One program involving interviews with filmmakers is billed as a live weekly offering, but the most recent episode appears to be from 2018. The text that’s included with videos can be inconsistent: Some items have detailed descriptions, but others are briefer. Plot summaries for individual show episodes generally need to be provided, which could make deciding what to watch challenging — particularly if kids are trying to avoid some of the app’s more adult content.
A standard KweliTV subscription costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year, which is around the average other Black-focused streaming services cost. KweliTV also has some other flexible pricing options with an ad-supported plan that knocks the price down to $2.99 per month, while KweliKids offers more than 100 kids shows to stream along with kid-friendly ads for only $1.99 per month.