In bed with ShowMax

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I wake up early – ev­ery morn­ing – and usu­ally I would lie there think­ing what I could do if I had the whole house to my­self.

Be­fore ShowMax, one of my dream op­tions was watch­ing TV. Af­ter ShowMax, it works like this: I wake up, switch on (de­vice), plug in (head­phones) and watch (usu­ally an hour­long some­thing) ef­fort­less TV on/in my bed.

I don’t ex­actly know what live stream­ing means (and I don’t care). What I do know is that I don’t have to down­load any­thing. And if I don’t have to down­load, I don’t have to pay – I’ll wait and see what my next Telkom bill looks like. My house is wire­less and un­capped. I sug­gest you don’t try this if you aren’t wire­less and un­capped.

The whole ex­pe­ri­ence up to now has just been a plea­sure – from sign­ing on, get­ting the con­fir­ma­tion email, pay­ing and watch­ing some of my favourite TV se­ries.

I am, how­ever, slightly pissed off. Look­ing at my se­ries col­lec­tion in DVD for­mat, I worked out that the cost of my whole col­lec­tion could have kept me in ShowMax for the rest of my life!

– Jan Mor­gen­rood

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