TechInAfrica – A new subscription-free streaming service has been introduced by Showmax in South Africa, known as ‘Showmax Free’. By launching this new service, Showmax expects that it will feature the hand-picked content list that allows customers to have an opportunity to consume some of Showmax’s entertainment.
A variety of local movies, series and sports shows will be featured in Showmax Free. Although users can watch movies and binge-watch the first few episodes of available series for free, they will not be free from the advertisement that appears during the playback. In addition, they will be informed to upgrade the service from Showmax Free to Showmax paid plans.
To access the whole season of movies they are interested in, local and international series, blockbuster movies and kids’ content, customers are able to change their free streaming to the ad-free Showmax entertainment catalogue. Users are required to subscribe to Showmax Pro if they want to watch the live sport show.
Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video at MultiChoice Group said that internationally, the ad-supported has become the trend. The great part of this is that there is no credit card needed, or to make any payment; consumers can try before coming into the subscription.
Showmax is confidently proud of its ability to feature the extensive collection of the most-loved content from African continent to share with its customers and present them to the world of streaming on Showmax.
To stream the ad-supported service, no account is needed. However, this is currently only available in South Africa.