We often come across customers asking us if we can help them bypass the geo restriction preventing them from accessing services like Netflix in South Africa. Dial a Nerd made a choice since inception in 1998 to refrain from piracy and, consequently, we will not be able to help users to circumvent legal requirements in terms of broadcasting either.
Now there is ShowMax! A perfectly legal way to access and stream media content from the web via a monthly subscription, just like Netflix. ShowMax is a new video on demand service. It’s TV and movies at your fingertips. You can watch whatever you want, whenever you want online. Backed by media giant Naspers this is a complete game changer!
1) What type of content am I getting? Is this just going to be second rated old South African soapies? Not at all! Think top international TV series like “Game of Thrones” or “Californication” and recent Hollywood films. Many thousands of hours of programming including British releases and South African content.
2) So how do I sign up? Go to ShowMax.com and you can sign up the traditional way or either with your Twitter or Facebook account, it will take less than a minute. You can test the service for 7 days for free, if you like it you can then subscribe using a credit card for R99/month.
3) Where can I access the service? All you need to use ShowMax is an internet connection and a smart device or computer. This includes mobile phones and tablets via iOS and Android apps, laptop and desktop computers using a range of web browsers, many smart TVs will also work. (Geek talk: While you can use a 2Mbps line, ShowMax recommends an uncapped 4Mbps line or faster for the best viewing experience. 2 hours of streaming requires roughly 1GB of data)
4) Is my connection fast enough? that is where we can come in to assist, Dial a Nerd can test your speed, suggest alternative ways to connect if not sufficient and help you with the best configuration for your home network. ShowMax recommends an uncapped 4Mbps line as a minimum requirement for the best viewing experience. You could try with a 2Mbps and see if it works before upgrading. In terms of data usage 2 hours of streaming will use approximately 1GB of data
If you want us to assist you with the set up contact us here