Netflix overtakes ShowMax in South Africa

Netflix now has more titles in its South African catalogue than ShowMax, according to JustWatch.

JustWatch is a streaming search engine that helps users find where to watch a show legally in their country.

It currently supports 24 countries, with South Africa among them.

According to JustWatch’s search engine, Netflix has overtaken ShowMax in terms of the number of available titles in South Africa.

In August, Netflix had 961 titles listed – up from the 678 it launched with in January.

ShowMax was ahead of Netflix by a nose, with 965 titles listed in its catalogue.

The latest numbers from JustWatch show that Netflix is now ahead of ShowMax in South Africa by 380 titles. The two services also share 99 titles.

A comparison of the price and number of titles available on Netflix and ShowMax is included below.

Service ShowMax Netflix Basic Netflix Standard Netflix Premium
Price R99 $7.99 $9.99 $11.99
Titles 1,030 1,417 1,417 1,417
Full HD No (720p) No (SD only) Yes Yes
Ultra HD No No No Yes
Simultaneous Streams 2 1 2 4

Now read: Why DStv gets certain big shows before Netflix and ShowMax

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Netflix overtakes ShowMax in South Africa