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Netflix is getting really serious about games

A few months ago Netflix made a rather startling revelation when it announced that it was going to diversify its business by venturing into the gaming market. They have since unveiled a couple of games in a few countries in Europe and initial results seem to suggest that they are not faring badly in the […]


Apple’s Foundation is Game of Thrones lite in space

Will anyone ever make an epic series as riveting and enthralling as Game of Thrones? Perhaps but Apple TV’s new show Foundation is not that series. That’s not to say it’s bad. It’s just different, entertaining sure, but it’s not just as captivating as the early seasons of Game of Thrones were. It is comparable […]


Do you have an SA DStv account? You can watch all SuperSport channels for free this weekend

South Africans are starting the weekend early as it’s Heritage day tomorrow so today is the last day they are going to work. There is also a bit of cheer for them and those Zimbabweans who “illegally” have DStv South African accounts-you can watch all SuperSport channels for free no matter what your package is […]


DStv doubles down on its local content strategy with two new exciting shows

Faced with a deluge of streaming services eager to take slices of its territory, DStv has been banking on two Aces up its sleeve. First, there is the usual indomitable exclusive access to Sports card that worked so well against Kwese TV (may it continue to rest in peace). Then there is the local content […]


Netflix to offer a free mobile plan in Kenya

In a bid to capture the East African market, Netflix is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya. The offer will, unsurprisingly, be available to users on Android as the OS dominates the market in terms of users not only in Kenya but the rest of Africa. “If you’ve never watched Netflix before — and […]


All the video streaming services available in Zimbabwe compared

In yesterday’s article, I touched on how streaming services were going to decimate DStv. Some felt this was not going to be the case because most streaming services are not available in Zimbabwe by default. You need to fiddle with VPN and SmartDNS if you want to get the most out of your streaming experience. […]


This is how streaming is going to kill DStv

You have probably heard this before but it’s worth repeating: Streaming is going to bring about the end of satellite providers like DStv. I know what your reaction is going to be: That’s never happening in Africa because here internet is limited to urban areas and even then it’s so expensive most households would find […]


How to sign up for Britbox South Africa from Zimbabwe

I grew up on British TV shows long before former Minister Jonathan Moyo came and ruined ZBC with his local content and jingles push. We had this black and white Peacock TV that had the perfect picture quality and each day before heading out to herd the goats I would get a healthy dose of […]


How to watch US Netflix using static routing on OpenWrt and SmartDNSProxy

It is well known in the movie and TV Shows community that US subscribers tend to get the best Netflix goodies. It is also well known that Netflix presents its catalogue based on what they detect your IP address to be. This presents opportunities for the tech-savvy among us. You can pay for Zimbabwe, South […]


Is sports streaming more expensive than traditional DStv?

Before I even begin I have to confess that I am not a fan of traditional DStv setup. Do not get me wrong, I am happy to admit that the whole satellite on your roof and no data costs set up does have its appeal. It’s especially important if you live in remote areas with […]


Netflix has started delivering on its mobile games promises

It was not so long ago that we learnt that Netflix was going to be pivoting into the mobile games market. Netflix seems to have hit the ground running after the announcement. The company has now started to deliver on its word. Those in Poland were recently invited to play two new mobile games whose […]


Netflix’s featured film, Monster Hunter, is totally, unwatchable

These days chances are if you open your Netflix app you are either confronted with Monster Hunter or the latest instalment of Tomb Raider-the one without Angelina Jolie. Neither films are particularly new. Monster Hunter is a forgettable film from last year that was an unlikely Box Office success while Tomb Raider is an unremarkable […]


eVOD no longer accepts Zimbabwe numbers, here is how you can still sign up

About two weeks ago eMedia, the guys behind eTV channels and OpenView HD launched their own streaming platform eVOD. The platform has both free and premium tiers. During the early days, all you needed was a South African IP address. You could sign up using your Zimbabwean phone number. This is no longer possible. Now […]


Netflix resumes its crackdown on password sharing

In March of this year, seems like forever ago, to be honest, we learnt that Netflix was now prodding those who shared accounts to get separate accounts. Several people who did not live in the same household i.e. appeared to have two different IP addresses but were watching using the same account would get a […]


Netflix goes after SmartDNS and specialist VPN providers

If you are a Netflix user you probably know that regular VPN doesn’t work if you want to watch content from another county. This is because Netflix has “blocked” all known none-home IP addresses that are typically used by most VPNs. This has led to a rise in so-called specialist VPNs and SmartDNS. These are […]


You can now watch eTV shows for free on eVOD

eMedia the company that operates Openview and eTV recently launched an on-demand streaming platform known as eVOD. This platform will allow you to watch eTV original content as well as South African produced movies, TV shows and soapies. Unlike most streaming platforms out there this one comes with an awesome free tier although you can […]


Uncle Sho might be gone but his legacy will live on

Shona Ferguson the South African actor, producer, director and business mogul died on 30 July 2021. While initial news articles blamed his demise on complications brought about by some complicated operation it later came out that he had succumbed to COVID-19. He might have died but his legacy will live on. You should really checkout […]


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