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Disney+ launches in November this year, will cost R100pm

We've been expecting a late 2019 launch for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, for quite some time. Now Disney has made it official, with the service officially launching on 12 November this year. As for pricing, it's going to cost just $6.99 (about R100) a month. But, before you get too excited, that launch date and pricing hasn't been announced for South Africa. Yet. 

Netflix has ditched Apple AirPlay, and this is why

Last week we saw Netflix decide to drop its AirPlay-capability, so Apple-users won’t be able to beam Netflix shows from their iPhone to their Apple TV anymore.

Apple TV gets an upgrade with Apple TV Channels, Apple TV+

Apple's Apple TV announcement was almost a disappointment, but then it went ahead and brought out the big guns by announcing Apple TV Channels and Apple TV+.

Google has announced their cloud-based gaming platform, called Stadia

Google officially announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. This time around, though, it’s not a console, or any hardware for that matter...

Cell C’s streaming service Black announces new subscription packages

Black subscribers will now be able to choose which content they prefer, and pay a monthly rate according to their personal taste in TV.

YouTube Music Premium has landed in South Africa and it’s free for three months

Google's streaming music service, YouTube Music, has arrived in South Africa and offers free and paid tiers.

Gather your melodic hyenas and lions, because Disney+ will have all the hard-to-find classics

According to a report from a recent shareholder meeting, the upcoming Disney+ streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library". This includes everything from TV shows, Pixar and Marvel movies, Disney classics and even titles that they’ve kept in the fabled 'Vault'.

Streaming now dominates music consumption, physical and digital sales almost equally split

We've all seen streaming take off in near-real-time, with Spotify making decent inroads in South Africa even before its official launch. Deezer, Joox, a set of wholly-local options... streaming is here to stay. And, based on a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), music streaming has taken over how most folks access music. 

Viu, South Africa’s newest streaming video service, is now live

South African TV viewers have a new video-on-demand to try called Viu. The service launches today and includes a catalogue of SABC and eTV content, along with a selection of 'Viu originals'. Users can try the service free for 30 days and can access it using a web browser, or via dedicated apps for Android and iOS.

Video streaming service, Viu, has partnered with the SABC to bring you local content

Video-streaming service Viu is officially entering the South African market and has partnered with the SABC to license local content.

Apple’s news and video subscription services: What we know so far

Apple's scheduled an event for 25 March, and at it we're expecting to see the company unveil both a subscription news service, Apple News, and a TV streaming service (name still to be confirmed/leaked). Rumours of the new subscription services have been dropping like case-free smartphones, along with others that suggest we probably won't see the highly-anticipated next-gen AirPods or the rumour...[Read More]

Spotify confirms it will acquire podcast companies Gimlet Media and Anchor

Spotify has announced that it will acquire Gimlet Media, an independent podcast producer, and Anchor, a platform with tools for podcast creators.

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