Earlier this month MultiChoice announced that several news channels would be made available to stream for free on DStv Now.

This morning, Showmax has announced that it too will be adding news channels to its mix for customers.

A total of seven news channels have been added to Showmax including:

  • BBC World News
  • SABC News
  • Sky News
  • CNN
  • Newzroom Afrika
  • Al Jazeera
  • Euronews

This offering is currently limited to South Africa and you will need to have one of the following smart devices/apps in order to access the channels.

  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge web browsers
  • Samsung smart TV (2017 models and up)
  • LG smart TV (2017 models and up)
  • Device running Android 4.4.0 or higher

Showmax says that the channels should be live for Android TV users later today. Support for iOS and Apple TV will be added shortly.

While this access is not free, it’s nice to see Showmax making efforts to give its subscribers easier access to news in a time where updates will be vital.