Streaming Services

South Africa

Pricing Is Based On $1 = R17.38     Updated At 2020-05-27 10:05

Google Play

Ad-Hoc Rental Services

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality SD / HD / 4K
PER MOVIE

R10 - R150

Amazon Prime

Video

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality 4K
PER MONTH

R104.11

($5.99)

DSTV Now

EasyView 37 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R29.00

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YouTube Premier

Individual

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality 4K
PER MONTH

R71.99

Apple TV+

Subscription & Ad-Hoc Rentals

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD / 4K
PER MONTH

R84.99

ShowMax

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R99.00

YouTube Premier

Familiy

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality 4K
PER MONTH

R109.99

DSTV Now

Access 75 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R110.00

NetFlix

Standard

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality Full HD
PER MONTH

R139.00

NetFlix

Premium

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality 4K
PER MONTH

R169.00

DSTV Now

Familiy 99 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R279.00

DSTV Now

Indian 30 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R395.00

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DSTV Now

Compact 129 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R399.00

DSTV Now

Compact Plus 145 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R529.00

DSTV Now

Premium 160 Channels

Streaming Features
Availability Local    
Price In Rand (ZAR)
Quality HD
PER MONTH

R819.00

ESPN+

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K
PER MONTH

R86.73

($4.99)

Hulu

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K Limited
PER MONTH

R104.11

($5.99)

Disney+

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K
PER MONTH

R121.66

($7.00)

Bundle

(HBO, Disney+, ESPN+ )

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K
PER MONTH

R225.77

($12.99)

HBO

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K
PER MONTH

R260.53

($14.99)

Hulu

Live TV

Streaming Features
Availability USA     See VPN Options
Price In Dollar (USD)
Quality HD / 4K Limited
PER MONTH

R955.73

($54.99)

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Streaming Services For South Africans FAQ

Q: What streaming sites are legal in South Africa ?

We get most of the big ones like NetFlix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube Premier in South Africa, and they are also priced in ZAR.

Q: How much speed do I need to stream movies ?

In most cases the minimum is 10Mbps for HD quality streams for NetFlix.
If you are buffering while watching YouTube or NetFlix you might need a higher speed connection or different ISP.

Can we have multiple people watching NetFlix at the same time ?

Yes, most streaming services allows two or more concurrent connection. It usually depends on your package with them.

Q: Is NetFlix better than Showmax ?

It really depends on what you like to watch ? Showmax has more local content than NetFlix, but Netflix has a vastly greater international selection.

Q: Can I watch NetFlix (USA) with a VPN ?

Although it is possible, it is not recommended since it is against their terms and conditions.

Q: How much data does streaming a movie requires ?

This will depend on the quality settings of your streaming setup. For FULL HD it will use about 1.5 GB per hour and 0.9GB for 720p (half hd). In contrast for SD (Standard video 480p) you are looking at about 0.7GB per hour.
YouTube is very configurable and let you choose your resolution anywhere from 240p to 4K

Q: Do I need a "smart tv" for streaming movies ?

No, many of the streaming services comes with an Apple or Android App as well. So you can watch just on your phone or you can "cast" the stream to your TV if you have a "Google ChromeCast Device".