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Showmax comes to Sony’s PlayStation 4 console

Showmax is now available on Sony’s popular PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro gaming consoles through a dedicated app, the Naspers-owned video-streaming company said on Wednesday.

The app is currently only available in South Africa.

It supports supports bandwidth capping, allowing subscribers to limit the amount of data used to watch shows and movies. Bandwidth capping works by reducing video quality, meaning less data is consumed.

“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,” said Showmax Africa Head Chris Savides in a statement.

To watch Showmax via the PS4, users need to sign up for the service, then visit the PlayStation Store on the PS4 and download and install the app. They then sign into the app using the same e-mail address and password they used to sign up for Showmax.

Each Showmax account allows for viewing shows on two different devices simultaneously. Showmax’s smartphone and tablet apps support downloads, meaning that subscribers can start watching on their PS4 and then continue viewing when on the move and not connected to the Internet, the company said in the statement.

Naspers launched Showmax, a rival to international services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, in 2015. It is now available in about 70 countries. — © 2017 NewsCentral Media

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  1. What a laugh – the app has been in “testing” for the past two years and straight out of the gate, it has problems. No way to switch between profiles and the resolution is a mess, the screen edges are cut off. The day the app launched, I sent an email to support regarding this and all I’ve gotten in return so far is a generic “we’ve mobilised our teams to attend to your problem…” If they’re the same teams that took two years to test an app, my God, don’t bother.

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