• Apple TV+ launches in South Africa

    Date:5 November 2019 Author: Leila Stein Tags:,

    South Africans have yet another streaming service to choose from as Apple TV+ launched in the country this month.

    Users can sign-up for a 7-day free trial followed by a monthly subscription of R84.99. Those who buy a new iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, or Apple Mac will receive a 1 year subscription for free.

    Each account will be able to host up to six family members and users are able to download and watch shows offline.

    Subscribers will have access to Apple Original shows and movies, such as some of the launch shows: The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, For All Mankind and The Elephant Queen.

    As was available on Apple TV, viewers will still be able to rent or buy popular movies, with varying prices.

    Users can also add the Smithsonian Channel to their Apple TV+ subscription for R34.99/ a month extra.

    So, is it worth signing up for AppleTV+? When looking at the other options available in SA, it’s always hard to pick which one offers you the most for your money. At the moment Apple TV+ offers the least, but it will also depend on how good their original content is. As we all recall, South African Netflix was pretty average when it started. Take a look at the comparisons to decide for yourself.

    Apple TV+

    • R84.99/ month
    • 7 day free trial
    • Stream in 4K
    • Can sign-in from any device that is singed into AppleTv with your Apple ID
    • Apple Original shows


    • R99-R169/month (depending on package but comparable package is R169)
    • 30 day free trial
    • Stream in HD and Ultra HD
    • Can watch on 4 screens at the same time (R169 package)
    • International shows and films, Netflix originals


    • R99/month (but included for DSTV Premium customers)
    • 14 day free trial
    • Stream in 720p
    • Can register five devices (can replace up to 20 times a year)
    • Local South African shows, international shows and films

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