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Vodacom To Help Showmax Launch ShowMax Select

ShowMax and Vodacom recently launched ShowMax Select exclusively to Vodacom subscribers. For only R45 per month, customers will receive access to ShowMax’s comprehensive catalogue of Tv shows and movies. ShowMax Select has a particular focus on local content with over 50 percent of the inventory being local shows, among them are local favourites such as Isibaya and Dineo’s Diary. It also offers popular international shows like Teen Wolf and Line of Duty.

The partnership with Vodacom is aimed at making ShowMax accessible to more people including those without a credit card. According to a statement made by the Head of ShowMax Africa Chris Savides, internet TV is something that should be available for everyone, not just those lucky enough to own a credit card thus ShowMax Select only requires a Vodacom account and the ShowMax services are charged directly to that account thus eliminating credit cards.

Partnering with Vodacom also allows for data consumption management. To keep data consumption low, ShowMax Select optimises viewing for mobile devices by offering three different video quality settings. The default setting for ShowMax select will allow for 40% less data consumption compared to the default for ShowMax premium.

Like ShowMax Premium, ShowMax Select will also enable subscribers to download content for offline viewing, allowing them to download up to 25 episodes at a time. A variety of download quality options allows the subscriber to choose the most data efficient option for them. Downloading is also possible over WiFi for those subscribers who would prefer not to use mobile data.


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