Showmax special offers vs Netflix – Prices and content compared

Hanno Labuschagne

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Showmax special offers vs Netflix – Prices and content compared

Showmax recently launched special offers for prepaid packages at substantial discounts.

The prepaid offers include a saving of up to R713 on an annual subscription to the streaming service.

The packages available are:
  • 12 months – R475 (normally R1,188 – saving of R713 off)
  • 6 months – R297 (normally R594 – saving of R297)
  • 3 months – R199 (normally R297 – saving of R98)
The MultiChoice-owned standalone streaming service’s biggest rival in South Africa is Netflix.
 

warr10r

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I'd rather have fast Internet than DStv Premium. I'd rather have Netflix than Showmax. Heck, I'd rather see if etv makes a streaming platform before going Showmax.

Showmax was very uninspired when I saw it last. I saw a pretty woeful selection of movies and series when I last logged in.
 

hungrymamba

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Generally, I find Showmax kinda mediocre - especially ever since I was able to access US version of Netflix...
 

Charlesjjm

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The Showmax App on my TV is an absolute disaster. It freezes from time to time, it buffers every 5 minutes. When I stop watching at the end of an episode and resume a day later, it will jump to about 35 minutes into the next episode. There is no start from the beginning button, so I have to 'rewind' all the way to the beginning. It is so annoying.
 

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While Netflix is always going to be my first choice, I'd probably find the cash for Showmax as well if I didn't already have Hulu. Unfortunately they don't have a Roku app and none of my other streaming devices come close to the Roku experience.
 

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I'd rather have fast Internet than DStv Premium. I'd rather have Netflix than Showmax. Heck, I'd rather see if etv makes a streaming platform before going Showmax.

Showmax was very uninspired when I saw it last. I saw a pretty woeful selection of movies and series when I last logged in.
You don't enjoy HBO content? That's Showmax's biggest advantage for me.
 

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Showmax special offers vs Netflix – Prices and content compared

Showmax recently launched special offers for prepaid packages at substantial discounts.

The prepaid offers include a saving of up to R713 on an annual subscription to the streaming service.

The packages available are:
  • 12 months – R475 (normally R1,188 – saving of R713 off)
  • 6 months – R297 (normally R594 – saving of R297)
  • 3 months – R199 (normally R297 – saving of R98)
The MultiChoice-owned standalone streaming service’s biggest rival in South Africa is Netflix.
Ja want "720p like" > netflix up to 4k. HL Logic 101 :thumbsup:
 

Kaysway

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I have both but can go the whole week without using showmax. I don’t think it’s bad, just that I’ve already watched almost all of their limited HBO stuff, which is what sets them apart from Netflix.
 
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