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South Africa: Showmax launches PS4 app

November 2, 2017

Internet TV service Showmax has launched an app for Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console. The app is currently only available in South Africa.

Showmax is an online TV service with a catalogue of popular series and movies available on demand with no ads, including weekly episodes of new shows express from the US, like Mr Robot and South Park; series that come first and only to Showmax, such as horror anthology Channel Zero; and fan favourites like The Big Bang Theory, the full box-set of Friends and all seven seasons of Game of Thrones.

Subscribers to the service, which costs R99 per month for unlimited viewing, have the option to watch Showmax using a wide variety of devices that now includes the PS4.

Showmax Africa Head, Chris Savides, commented: “Our apps team has a very simple mandate: give customers the choice to watch Showmax however and whenever works best for them. By adding the app for the PS4, the world’s best-selling gaming console, we’re aiming to broaden the appeal of Showmax and get even more people using our service.”

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