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Showmax is testing live sport streaming in South Africa in a limited test, first spotted by MyBroadband on Monday.
When logging in to the local streaming service, you’ll now see a “Sport (Beta)” section, which houses live sport like the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Showmax’s Richard Boorman noted that not everyone will have access to the trial.
“The trial is accessible to a randomly selected group of customers (SA only),” he told Memeburn in an email.
“It’s available on most apps and platforms (the exceptions are Apple TV, Xbox and Playstation, and some smart TVs).”
It seems that pre-recorded matches, as well as other SuperSport broadcasts can also be streamed. If you’re looking for other content like Premier League football, or Formula 1, you’ll be disappointed.
As for the experience, streaming Cricket World Cup matches live is a seamless affair. On a 4Mbps line, you can easily stream at the “medium” quality setting, which uses around 700MB per hour.
Showmax on Twitter also clarified that this is just a test.
“There are no current plans to offer full bouquets of all sports, however, we do intend to try different content on the service over time,” it tweeted.
Feature image: screenshot, Showmax