roughly half a gig per movie it really isn’t cheap. Small innovations such as ShowMax’s recent launch of an offline service (which allows you to download and watch later) are a great solution.
Netflix’s $7.99 subscription (R132 at the depressing current exchange rate) which you can share with four “family” members, can thus only compete with content. But after my free month-long trial this week, I found their bouquet didn’t inspire much confidence – half of Netflix’s in-house productions aren’t even available in South Africa yet.
In South Africa, Netflix offers a mere 7% of its content, holding back the bulk of what it offers US and European customers.
And then there is hardly any content from outside America and a lot of the series don’t feature the latest episodes. But the interface is slick, and easy to use, and ShowMax could learn a thing or two from their user experience.
But when it comes to content and price, ShowMax wins hands down.