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January 19th, 2017 by


Streaming video services have become hot territory in South Africa lately with Netflix and Showmax leading the pack. But, now, there’s another option from one of the largest online companies, Amazon.com.

The online retail giant has announced that it’s Prime Video service is now available in South Africa (along with many other countries across the globe). While this might be great news for fans of the company’s smash hit, The Grand Tour, others of us might be wondering whether or not Prime Video is worth the additional cost.

Amazon Prime Video Vs. Showmax Vs. Netflix

Here’s how Amazon’s offering stacks up against Netflix and Showmax:

 Feature   Prime Video  Showmax   Netflix
 Cost US$2.99 p/m

(introductory offer. normal cost is US$5.99 p/m)

 R99 p/m  Basic plan – US$7.99

Standard plan –  US$9.99

Premium plan -US$11.99

 

 

Free Trial 7 Day  14 Day  One month
Downloads  Yes  Yes  No
 HD  Yes  Yes  Up to 720p
Number of titles 947 720 1463