one are the days of popping to the video store to rent a movie, or deciding between SABC 1, 2 and 3 and getting an M-Net decoder. Today, you can rent, download (hopefully legally), stream and enjoy, all from your couch. But with so many choices, how do you know whether you’re making the right one for your household, tastes and budget? We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you to guide your decision.
Remember, though, that no matter which service you use, you need 4Mbps or more to watch with little or no buffering, and streaming is data-heavy. Be aware of cellular costs, which can be high. Uncapped Wi-Fi is recommended. THE GOOD
You can access it from your cellphone, tablet or computer.
You can stream live TV (not all channels and programmes, but the offering is good) – great for watching the rugby while you braai.
You can easily search for any programmes on the DSTV schedule.
You can schedule recordings on your Explora from the app (you need an optional Internet connector linked to Explora).
You can watch all Catch Up titles.
You can download titles to watch offline, say, when