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First South African Netflix Original called Queen Sono planned for 2019

Just a week after Netflix vowed to invest in African content, they’ve announced they’re funding a proudly South African series starring Pearl Thusi called Queen Sono. This will be the first Netflix Original show made in South Africa, by South Africans. For this one they’re collaborating with two stars from local film Catching Feelings, Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Ledge, with Lediga also occupying...[Read More]

We have twenty new Netflix gift card winners right here

You know how this goes — someone gives us something to give away, and we give it away. With (almost) no strings attached. Our latest stringless wonder is a fine set of Netflix gift cards. Twenty of them, to be precise, worth R250 each. And we’re giving each one of them to a different winner, so they can Netflix and whatever for at least a month. Possibly two and a bit, if you’re ...[Read More]

DStv Now app available for Xbox One, some Hisense TVs

One of the biggest issues with DStv Now, Multichoice’s streaming service based on their DStv satellite television offering, is that the offering was limited to certain devices. Any time there’s a new platform added, though, DStv gets a little bit better. Guess what? It just got a little bit better. Multichoice has announced that DStv Now is finally available on the Xbox One, via its ow...[Read More]

Netflix adds another Marvel show to the cancelled pile – Daredevil is no more

It’s proving to be a tough time for fans of Netflix’s Marvel shows — another series has been axed. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock’s Daredevil has been retired, according to an announcement by the streaming company. The most recent season, Season 3, is officially the series’ last. This makes Daredevil the third Marvel series to be canned in as many months. Iron Fist was kno...[Read More]

Netflix is launching gift cards and we have twenty (20) to give away, worth R250 each

We’ve seen more and more sorts of gift cards pitching up at the cash register. First it was iTunes, then it was Google’s Play Store. Later we started seeing cards for Showmax and Uber next to the Pick’n’Pay or CNA vouchers so it was only a matter of time before the likes of Netflix got into the act. And that’s because Netflix is an international service and South Afri...[Read More]

Disney makes its Disney+ streaming service official, announces several new shows (including Loki)

Disney, the mouse-fuelled media juggernaut that now owns Star Wars and most things Marvel (all of them, when the contracts expire), has had its own streaming service in the works for a while. The company has now made the service’s title official, revealing a handful of the starting lineup when it launches in late 2019. Say hi to Disney+. Not the most imaginative name, we know, but hopefully ...[Read More]

Facebook has its sights on a camera-equipped TV and in-home augmented reality tech

Facebook might have more than just serving ads to WhatsApp users and launching video-calling systems on their minds. The social network is reportedly working on a couple of unannounced projects — one of which may be a camera setup designed to be connected to a TV screen. The point? To turn it into a gigantic Portal, obviously, but we reckon there are a few other applications for it as well. ...[Read More]

Stay a while and listen: Diablo might be getting its own Netflix show

Blizzard’s games, whether it’s (World of) Warcraft, Starcraft, or Diablo, have always featured the sort of animated cut-scenes that have made players wonder “What if they actually made a full movie out of this?” We’ve already seen the results with Warcraft but Diablo might be next in line, for a series adaptation this time. That’s the word according to a now-del...[Read More]

DStv Now now available on Apple TV devices

In addition to being available on Samsung smart TVs and Android TV boxes, DStv Now can now be streamed in HD on Apple TV boxes. The app is only available on 4th generation (and newer) Apple TV devices, and if you’re still stuck with your 3rd gen box, don’t fret. Apple South Africa is playing the nice guy, because you can trade in your old box and receive R500 back. Then you’ve got a new TV box wit...[Read More]

How to get connected to Showmax (whether you’re a DStv subscriber or not)

We all have questions, from the inane (“Who am I?”) to the profound (“What is bark made out of on a tree?”) to the mind-blowing (“But why male models?”). And we shouldn’t fear those questions, unless we were instrumental in inventing the piano-key necktie. Questions are good. Questions allow us to learn and hopefully absorb new information, becoming better – or at least smarter – than we used to b...[Read More]

Google launches ‘data-friendly’ YouTube Go in South Africa

You may’ve heard of Android Go, Google’s lightweight version of its mobile operating system for entry-level smartphones with 1GB of RAM or less. It turns out, Google’s released a number of other ‘Go’ products to go with it, including Google Maps Go, browser Google Go and now South African users can enjoy a low-demand, low-data version of its video service, called YouT...[Read More]

A baker’s dozen of the best documentaries you’ll find on Showmax today

South Africa, like much of the rest of the world, loves a little true crime every so often. Not enough to make the neighbours worried, just enough to scratch that non-fiction itch. In fact, the locals tend to like documentaries in general. (Source: We’re locals and we’re related to locals). So when there’s a list of available documentaries, we can’t help ticking off the ones we’d most like to watc...[Read More]

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