Local streaming service black has detailed two new subscription packages it will offer up to users.

The two packages in questions are black TV Access and Black TV Premium.

black TV Access costs R69 per month and will showcase local content exclusively while black TV Premium will give users access to local and international content and costs R99 per month.

Why is black doing this? To speak frankly for a moment, deciding how to subscribe to black has been a complex thing for a while now. Simplifying it to a point where we have two main packages to chose from and extras to add on top of that is a good idea to us and black agrees.

“In our efforts to create a seamless user experience for our subscribers, it was very important to consider our package structure,” public relations manager for black, Precious Nkabinde said in a statement.

“Furthermore, in an ever changing economy we are particularly committed to providing affordable entertainment for the whole family and you will see this through the significant reduction in subscription fees,” Nkabinde added.

In addition to the these two streamlined packages black has said that customers who want to subscribe to FOX+ and National Geographic+ can do so for R69 without having a TV Access or TV Premium subscription.

Given this shift in subscriptions subscribers might notice they are being migrated to new packages. That having been said, customers who purchased the Black Friday Binge Elite special late last year will continue to enjoy the remainder of their subscription.

We should point out that all football club channels are still available but you will need to opt-in to them and you will be charged extra.

You can also rent movies to stream on black for R25 a pop which is great to know with Stage 4 loadshedding still on the go.

It’s also worth mentioning that if you are a Cell C subscriber you can stream content from black without using your data until June 2019.