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Full Netflix vs ShowMax South Africa Catalogues

A couple of years ago I wrote a guide for getting Netflix in South Africa, which still gets thousands of hits a month. A lot has changed since then – notably, Netflix has finally launched in South Africa, and a bunch of local VOD services have launched (ShowMax, Vidi, and some other small ones).

But even though Netflix is now in SA, the content is really limited. This isn’t Netflix’ fault, but comes down to licensing and what makes commercial sense. For this reason, the guide linked at the top is still 100% valid, and will open up tons of extra content.

Since the Netflix SA launch there has been lots of media comparing Netflix with ShowMax (and others), however none of them really go into any detail, and the actual data they have seems pretty inaccurate.

So I crunched the numbers!

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The definitive guide to Netflix and Hulu in South Africa

Update (6 Jan 2016):

Netflix has now officially launched in South Africa. All rejoice!
But as expected, and as I wrote below 2 years ago, the content is much more limited than other regions like the US. So with the launch of Netflix in SA, it doesn’t really change much. For the full catalog of shows, everything below is still valid.

 


 

 

Since the rumor a few days ago about Telkom being in talks with Netflix, some people have started realizing that you can already get Netflix in SA. It’s incredibly easy, and a number of sites have guides on how to do it but either have affiliate links to the services or have adverts attacking your eyes from every corner. I don’t know which I hate more. So here is my completely advert and affiliate-link free guide 😛

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