Showmax and Vast Networks, the open-access Wi-Fi provider owned by Dimension Data and Naspers, have reached an agreement to provide zero-rated access to the streaming content provider’s shows and movies for a three-month period.
The trial agreement involves 83 Vast Wi-Fi hotspots around South Africa, mainly located in shopping malls and hospitals.
Users will be able to stream or download up to 25 TV shows or movies, with the data used not contributing to their cap.
Showmax apps for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets support the download feature.
“Up to 25 TV shows or movies can be downloaded at once and will remain on the device for 30 days. Once started, viewers have 48 hours to finish viewing a particular piece of content,” Showmax said in a statement on Monday.
“Users have the option of four different file sizes, which is useful when memory storage space is limited,” it said.
“At the lowest quality setting, one 20-minute episode of The Big Bang Theory will take up around 80MB of space.”
Naspers-owned Showmax was launched in 2015. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media