Multichoice Launches "Free Showmax" Streaming For The South African Market
A free version of Showmax - the Multichoice streaming platform - has been launched for the South African market, according to news reporting. With this offering, Showmax consumers can access some content on the platform without the need for a paid subscription. Viewers will, however, be exposed to some advertising as they watch.
The new offering called "Showmax Free" and is provided with the latest edition of the Showmax app on both the iOS and Android platforms. A statement from the company says that “Showmax Free gives you a chance to access great entertainment offering at no cost, and with no commitments with a selection of ad-supported local and international series, movies”. Showmax also says that live and highlights sports content would be added to the free platform, whenever these are available.
Showmax says the free service is only currently available for the South African market and there have been no plans at this time to roll this out across the continent, although the decision is subject to frequent review.