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Britbox is coming to South Africa next week Friday

In February of this year, we learnt that the popular streaming platform BritBox would be available to South Africans, which almost certainly means some Zimbos will have access too. South Africa will be the fifth country to get the nod after the United States, Canada, Australia and of course the United Kingdom itself. We now […]


Netflix to pivot into games as it tries to beat saturation

I am sure you have had your fill of a priest and a rabbi walking into a bar jokes. Today I have something a little different. Have you heard the one where Netflix gets into mobile gaming, competes against Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce? Well, it’s not a joke it’s real. Netflix has confirmed that […]


How to watch Amazon Prime Video shows in Zim the right way

Here is a little known fact, Amazon Prime has been available to Zimbabweans for years! Just like Showmax they even have a mobile-only plan that’s dirt cheap and sells for below $1.99, although that’s not available to Zimbabweans yet. They did however previously have a special US$2.99, 6 months trial which has since been discontinued. […]


Netflix might be forced to reduce its South African library to comply with the law

At least it’s not a statutory Instrument


ZBC to get half of the 12 new TV stations in the pipeline? What?!

ZBC doing whatever it needs to to keep its monopoly.


Why the Duke of Hastings had to leave Bridgerton

Much a-cry about nothing.


Spotify running a US$8 for a whole year promotion

8 bucks for a whole year?! Sign me up


Get your own account to keep watching – Netflix

The password sharing days might be coming to an end


Netflix will now auto-download content you’ll like

Netflix has announced a new feature calle Downloads for You which will auto-download shows that match up with your tastes and watch history


Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is free to view on YouTube

Netflix has made the Aaron Sorkin written and directed Trial of the Chicago 7 free to watch on its official YouTube page for the weekend


Bridgerton is a fanciful Shonda Rhimes Netflix production starring a Zimbabwean

One of the few reasons to tolerate Bridgerton is that a Zimbabwean is part of the main cast but in my opinion, it offers little else.


Amazon Prime Video launches US$1.21 mobile-only package in India

Amazon Prime has announced that it is launching mobile-only packages in India, this is, of course, compete with Netflix in the country.


Thoughts on Strive Masiyiwa’s new Netflix gig

Strive Masiyiwa has been appointed to the board of directors at Netflix and this move could be what the streaming service needs to crack the African market.


Strive Masiyiwa appointed to Netflix board of directors

Netflix has added Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors after the departure of Susan Rice who is joining the Biden Administration.


DStv launches its streaming only service in South Africa, the pricing doesn’t make sense

DStv has launched its streaming only service in South Africa. Now, even if you take a cursory glance at the prices they don’t make much sense and here’s why.


What’s Netflix Mod and why you should never use it

It is an understatement to say 2020 has been an unusual year. Thanks to Covid-19 a lot of people have spent entire months cooped up in their houses stuck with their spouses and children and unable to go to work. To preserve their sanity a lot of people turned to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon […]


SABC wants Netflix users to pay a TV licence because regulation is outdated

When we wrote about SABC’s upcoming streaming service we touched on the fact that SABC and the Ministry of Communications want South Africans to pay their TV Licence for digital services like Netflix, Showmax and DStv (Satellite). In that article, I mentioned the fact that in the UK people must have TV licences in order […]


SABC to launch streaming service next year

South African Broadcasting Corporation (aka SABC) has announced that they are launching a Netflix/Showmax-like streaming service of their own in 2021. The SABC can confirm that it is planning to launch its video and audio streaming services in line with the ever-changing industry trends and consumer needs. At this stage, the SABC is not in […]


Netflix launches mobile-only subscription in Nigeria

Netflix is trying to increase its presence on the continent. The hurdles to that expansion have been the price of the packages as well as the availability of broadband. These factors have kept the service limited only to those who can afford the packages and have access to the internet. In light of this Netflix […]


Netflix to bringing mobile-only packages to SA – Here’s why that’s a big deal

Netflix recently announced some BIG news! They are bringing their mobile only plans to Africa – South Africa to be exact. The two new plans are most probably meant to acquire new subscribers for the video streaming service. The cheapest Netflix plan (Netflix Mobile) will now cost R39 per month. This is less than the […]


DStv’s bundling with Netflix being investigated by SA Competition Commission

In June, Multichoice announced that they had reached agreements with Netflix and Amazon Prime to offer a bundled service. Strangely, when DStv announced two new sets of decoders that will offer streaming capabilities, not a word was said about Netflix or Prime. Why was that the case? Well, it’s simple really – SA’s Competition Commission […]


Report shows users on Netflix and other streaming services were targetted by hackers

Streaming has redefined how we consume content. The days where we have to be drip-fed episode after episode over a long period are quickly going. The convenience of having a whole season to watch has made it easier for users to consume tv shows at their own pace. As convenient as these services are they […]


Netflix bundles with Telefoot to offer football streaming

Netflix seems to be getting into bundling deals (remember the DStv Netflix announcement). The Video-on-Demand (VoD) giant has struck a similar deal with Mediapro – a multimedia communication group from Spain- which will allow them to broadcast soccer matches from France’s premier division until 2024. According to media reports, the deal will result in a […]


TV shows and movies you can still catch before they leave Netflix (June 2020)

As June draws to a close, there are a number of TV shows and movies that will be leaving Netflix. Some shows and movies have already left. But there are still a lot them you can catch before they leave the streaming service for good (or until they are brought back some time in the […]


DStv In Unexpected U-Turn, Xplora Decoders Will Ship With Netflix Preinstalled

In an unexpected turn of events, DStv has announced that Netflix and Amazon Prime will come preinstalled on future Xplora Decoders. Beyond just preinstalling the services they will actually offer the service as part of the DStv offering and if you had predicted this a year ago many would’ve laughed in your face. Do I […]