Best streaming services in South Africa

The world is now in a digital era, and South Africa is in no short supply of online TV streaming services. Despite the availability of various streaming sites, people still tend to rely on the best platforms.

Check out below for the best streaming services:


Netflix has such an extensive list of available programming that it inevitably made the cut. Now, if you have friends and family overseas, you will know that the Netflix South Africa library boasts a somewhat different selection of movies and series, but that does not mean that we fall short on the good stuff. In fact, it currently has an average of 3 557 brilliant titles to choose from, including series, movies, kids shows, anime, and documentaries. This service can conveniently be streamed on any device and most Smart TVs come with the app preinstalled.

2. Amazon Prime

Amazon prime delivers quality streaming services with no ad interruption and pop ups. It delivers continuous high quality entertainment for free. It also supports all devices making it the go to place for all your streaming needs. In addition to watching movies, you can be able to listen to songs and read books from this platform. If you are an amazon prime subscriber, you will get to enjoy fast shipping and free delivery of amazon orders.

3, Showmax

Showmax is loved for it’s added local flavour. It’s been around in South Africa longer than Netflix and has picked up a dedicated following. What really sets Showmax apart is that it provides customers with different payment methods – and you can pick one that’s most convenient to you. For example, DStv Premium subscribers can access Showmax for free, while DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers pay only R49 per month.

3. Afdah

This site has a user friendly interface that is organised and clean. There are no redirects and ads to spoil your moments as you watch your favorite movie. The good thing with it is that it allows you to find movies based on genre, language, country, and year. Streaming speed is good and video quality is high, HD to be specific.

4. FMovies

If you have used chromecast South Africa and watched Netflix South Africa shows, you will surely love fmovies. It might not be as effective the two, but it sure is free and you will not have to sign up so that you can enjoy their services. It has put together movies from 13 countries on their professionally created website. It has put filter measures that make it easy for you to search and find a movie of your choice within the shortest time possible. The trick of enjoying high quality streaming of tv series with Fmovies is choosing the right server to use. Some servers have occasional pop-ups interfering with your watching experience while others do not.

5. Vumoo

Vumoo has a well organised user interface and a large database which stores approximately 60k movies. They keep refreshing their database with the latest movies and tv series to keep their client base up to date with their favorite films and tv series. It has a well though out movie search option that include top browsing category and search field. These two options makes it easy for you to locate your movie or tv series faster and with little effort. The general outlay of Vumoo has a striking resemblance to that of a premium streaming site, which explains the huge number of visitors it gets. They are unfortunately a movie index site and are allowed to host third party content.

6. ]Movies Joy

Moviesjoy offers free streaming service with no ads to interrupt your watching experience. You are not supposed to register to enjoy their services. Instead, you are allowed to browse and stream movies and tv series using country category and genre. To make your search easy, moviesjoy has provided a filter option based on movie quality, genre, year of release and country. This makes it very easy for you to locate a movie or tv series of your choice.

7. Vex Movies

Vexmovies offers ad and pop up free streaming service that will definitely attract a huge following. This is unlike DStv live streaming and other DStv options. It offers premium quality videos for free. You are not required to sign up to access their extensive content.

8. Yfy Tv

Before renewing your DStv South Africa or Showmax subscription, you should try out Yfy Tv. Yfy provides high quality movies for free. It has an easy to use interface which makes it easy for users to navigate their way around it easily. It also has advanced search option which allows you to find movies based on year and genre. With Yfy Tv, you do not have to worry about language as it provides movies in twenty seven languages.

9. Crackle

It is one of the big streaming sites in the movie streaming scene. It is owned by Sony pictures, thus making it a very trusted streaming website. Launched in 2004, and re branded in 2017, crackle does more than index links to tv series and movies, rather host video on their main servers. It offers every type of online content imaginable, which makes it one of the highly sought after streaming site.

10. CMoviesHD 

CMoviesHD provides the best free movie streaming experience that you can get in the market. It obtains content from well known streaming sites such as Fmovies, Solarmovie, 123movies e.t.c and brings it right to your screen. All you have to do is tap in and have the time of your life. It avails high quality movies and different genres of movies that will have your “watching mojo” working in your favor.

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