According to a recent article on MyBroadband, Vodacom’s streaming service, Vodacom Video Play, could currently have more South African users than the international streaming service, Netflix. This becomes apparent when the number of Video Play users is compared to Statista’s estimation of Netflix users in the country.
According to a statement released by Vodacom, Vodacom Video Play currently has a total of roughly 869,000 users, whilst Statista puts the number of Netflix subscribers in South Africa at around 232,000 in 2019.
What is Vodacom Video Play
Vodacom Video Play is a video on demand (VOD) product from Vodacom, which lets users stream series, movies, children’s programmes and music videos at competitive prices.
Video Play does not require a monthly subscription, and users are able to access daily subscriptions (from as little as R5 a day), weekly subscriptions, or purchase blockbuster movies at a once-off fee without having to subscribe at all.
Video Play Premium offers users access to movies and series, as well as kids’ entertainment from Disney, Pixar and Nickelodeon. Health and fitness buffs will love the content featured on the Video Play Healthy Living channel, with everything from cooking and fashion to health and fitness programming.
Bollywood and Nollywood movies are available on Video Play, too, as is spiritual and religious content via My Spiritual Path. Video Play users can also get access to the latest in music and celebrity news and content via the Trendsetters section.
To use Vodacom Video Play, simply visit and register on the Video Play website, and opt for either the Premium Package (giving you access to all the content on Video Play) or Micro Packages (allowing you access to Bollywood, Nollywood, Health and Fitness, My Spiritual Path and Trendsetters).