Top-notch movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix and Showmax this weekend

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Top-notch movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix and Showmax this weekend

South Africa’s two biggest streaming services – Netflix and Showmax – have added a number of top-notch movies and TV shows to watch this weekend.

The battle for mobile subscribers between these two providers appears to be heating up, with Showmax recently announcing a reduction in its mobile plan price to R39 per month.

This aligns its pricing with Netflix’s own base mobile subscription plan, which is available to select visitors to the Netflix website in South Africa.
 

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"This aligns its pricing with Netflix’s own base mobile subscription plan, which is available to select visitors to the Netflix website in South Africa."

How do you get Netflix for R39pm, is that via mobile app only?
 

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"This aligns its pricing with Netflix’s own base mobile subscription plan, which is available to select visitors to the Netflix website in South Africa."

How do you get Netflix for R39pm, is that via mobile app only?
Yes, mobile only on 480p max.
 

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Yes, mobile only on 480p max.
WTF!
My tablet is near 4k res, 480p looks terrible.

What's the point in 2021 of even offering a 480p service, even the most budget phone these days have 1080p displays?
 

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WTF!
My tablet is near 4k res, 480p looks terrible.

What's the point in 2021 of even offering a 480p service, even the most budget phone these days have 1080p displays?
That's the point. I use Netflix very few times a month but I have the full package because of hd and multiple users. If you can afford a high end tablet, you most probably can afford a premium package. The R40 is more for students.
 

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That's the point. I use Netflix very few times a month but I have the full package because of hd and multiple users. If you can afford a high end tablet, you most probably can afford a premium package. The R40 is more for students.
YouTube keeps me entertained when needed but R39 for Netflix would have been an easy purchase.

Is the Showmax R39 package also only 480p?
 
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