ShowMax and Vodacom have launched ShowMax Select, a new Internet TV service designed for use on smartphones and tablets – priced at R49 per month.
ShowMax Select gives subscribers unlimited access to a catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids shows, and documentaries.
The new service has a strong focus on local content, and is optimised for lower data consumption on smartphones and tablets.
At launch, ShowMax Select has more than 10,000 TV series episodes and movies, including local shows Isibaya, Shaka Zulu, and Binnelanders.
The service also features international productions like Teen Wolf, Merlin, The Driver, and Line of Duty.
Over half of the content on ShowMax Select is local, with new content to be added weekly.
ShowMax Select is available exclusively through Vodacom, billed directly to a subscriber’s Vodacom account.
ShowMax Select vs ShowMax Premium
|Component||ShowMax Select||ShowMax Premium|
|Price||R49 per month||R99 per month|
|Video resolution||3 options, up to standard definition||3 options, up to high definition|
|Simultaneous viewing||1 stream||2 streams|
|Downloads||Up to 25 shows, valid 30 days||Up to 25 shows, valid 30 days|
|Download options||2 options||4 options, up to high definition|
|Registration of devices||Up to 5 devices||Up to 5 devices|
|Platforms supported||Android, iOS, web browser||Smart TV, Android, iOS, web, Apple TV, Chromecast, Explora|
|Payment method||Add to bill – Vodacom||Voucher, Credit Card, PayPal, add to bill|
|Content||50/50 regional/international||30/70 regional/international|