When it comes to streaming video services in South Africa, there’s a few of them to choose from. In fact, almost everyone will have at least one video streaming service that they use monthly, and as you may know there are big players in the space, and smaller players that you may not know about, which is what we want to look at right here.
Netflix is one of the huge players in South Africa when it comes to streaming services, and I must say, they take a big chunk of subscribers. Everyone wants to “Netflix and Chill” every now and then, and with their subscription starting from R49 a month, it is understandable why a lot of people are drawn to it.
And they have dope shows too. Maybe I am a little biased, but Netflix have a huge catalogue of movies, series, reality shows and so much more. After trying it out, there’s just no going back, and the pricing just works!
They don’t have a free trial, but you can get started on your mobile with their cheapest subscription.
Showmax also has big subscriber numbers in South Africa, and like Netflix, the pricing just works!
Showmax have done amazing with local content, they bring the very best when it comes to local content, shows like The Wife, the Real Housewives and more.
Their prices start at R39 . . . this would be for cell phone use. A standard subscription costs R99, this plan would be most ideal for most people, as it can be streamed on two devices at the same time.
There’s also Showmax Pro, which gives you far more than the standard subscription. With Pro, you get everything you get from the standard subscription as well as music channels, news and live sports.
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Those of you who didn’t know, you are not alone. The SABC has taken over the TelkomOne streaming service and it has been rebranded as SABC+.
Registered users get free access to SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3, and the best part is that you don’t need a television license to sign up.
With SABC + you also get access to the SABC sports channel, the 24-hour news channel and 19 radio stations.
In addition to all this, you can also sign up for AMP, which will give you access to more content. With AMP, it will cost you R7 daily, R17 for a weekend, R19 for a week. You also can get access to it for R49 a month, which works out cheaper.
#4. Prime Video from Amazon
Prime Video from Amazon is another online streaming service that you can enjoy in South Africa. With Prime Video , you can download whatever movie or program that you want, and watch it.
There is a free trial that you can utilize to try out the service, there after it is R79 a month.
Disney+ is one of the big streaming services around the world. With Disney+ you can enjoy movies, TV shows and more the likes of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more.
South Africans can access this streaming service from smartphones, smart TVs, gaming consoles and tablets.
A monthly subscription is R119.
#6. Apple TV+
Apple has it’s own streaming service called Apple TV+ , which is available on Apple devices. Apple TV+ offers a seven-day trial, afterwards it is charged for R125 a month.
If you buy certain Apple devices, you can get three months of Apple TV+ for free.
VIU is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of television shows and movies.
The service offers different shows and movies from countries such as Japan, China and it also provides content from the SABC and e.tv.
A subscription without ads costs R69/month.
So, which subscription do you currently use? Please let us know in the comments below.
Personally, I have Netflix and Showmax.