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Showmax cuts mobile plan price to R39


Showmax, the video streaming platform launched by DStv parent MultiChoice Group, has cut the price of its mobile-only plan to R39/month, from R49 previously.

The video streamer said on Monday that Showmax mobile subscribers across Africa will pay, on average, 20% less (20.4% less in South Africa), giving them the full Showmax catalogue, though only viewable on a mobile device, only on one device concurrently and only in standard-definition quality.

The cut in the price of Showmax mobile comes despite MultiChoice directing additional funding to original programming on the platform. The price cuts in Showmax’s key markets are detailed in the table below

South Africa R49 R39
Kenya KSh 380 KSh 300
Nigeria NGN 1450 NGN 1200
Ghana GHC 22.99 GHC 16.99
Uganda UGX 15,200 UGX 11,499
Rest of Africa $3.99 $2.99


Showmax Mobile’s price is now the same as the mobile offering from its main competitor – Netflix. While it has not officially launched, Netflix is currently testing two mobile products which is available to select visitors to the service’s signup page.

The Mobile and Mobile+ plans are priced at R39 and R59 per month respectively, significantly cheaper than its basic plan of R99 per month.

While the Mobile plan is limited to smartphones and tablets, Mobile+ allows subscribers to stream on a laptop as well. Both plans allow users to stream on more than one device, albeit not at the same time.

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Source: tech central