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There are plenty of great entertainment services to subscribe to, including Showmax, DStv Now, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Apple TV +.
There are plenty of great entertainment services to subscribe to, including Showmax, DStv Now, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Apple TV +.
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That December feeling is in the air even though Christmas is still a few weeks away. You know the one – that vibe of chilling, relaxing, letting your hair down after a long year (and this year even more so after everything Covid-19 unleashed!). If you’re planning a proper staycation for health or financial reasons, there are plenty of great options to keep you entertained and informed this festive season. We look at ways you can keep up with shows, movies, books, news and music – all from the comfort of your couch (or bed!). Many subscriptions would even make excellent gifts.

Best for homegrown shows and movies as well as binge-worthy international series like Prison Break, Succession, Suits, Game of Thrones and many more. Download the iOS or Android app on your devices or watch via your smart TV or on showmax.com. You can also watch on a DStv Explora decoder or consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as streaming devices such as Google Chromecast and Apple TV. Showmax is free to DStv Premium subscribers in SA. Pricing without DStv depends on which package you go for, number of devices you want to watch on and the streaming quality. It ranges from R49 to R99 a month. 

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