Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to land on Mzantsi shores.
Craig Wilson, editor of Stuff.co.za, says its pricing is wonderfully aggressive.
They are certainly trying to make the fee attractive.— Craig Wilson, editor of Stuff.co.za
He explains that new users get a free week-long trial, and will pay $2.99 (or around R40) a month for the first six months.
The service will cost subscribers $5.99 (around R80) a month thereafter.
Competitors Netflix cost from R80 and ShowMax cost R100 a month.
He says, much like Netflix, Amazon now makes its own content.
Amazon is creating exclusive programming content in the hopes that users will pay a nominal fee for quality and custom shows, over pirating shows.
Wilson believes that Amazon Prime Video may be used in addition to other streaming service subscriptions currently held by households.
I think there are a lot of people who won't be going 'either or', but instead will be going 'both and'.— Craig Wilson, editor of Stuff.co.za
Take a listen to his tech analysis:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA spoilt for choice as Amazon drops streaming service