SABC Plus Relaunches With iOS, Android, Apple TV and New Platform Apps

The SABC Plus app has been updated and is now available to all South Africans. The South African Broadcast Corporation relaunched the app this week with a new UI and support for modern tech and devices.

Users can now download the SABC Plus app on iOS, Android, Huawei devices, Apple TV, and select LG and Samsung TVs. The SABC Plus platform is also available on your web browser.

Clearly, the corporation wants to make the platform readily available to all citizens but at the same time, plans to make money from it by including adverts and ad banners. These are shown while browsing the platform and while watching content.

The SABC says at the moment, there’s no payment required to use SABC Plus. You don’t even need to have a valid TV license. However, you will need to sign up for the service and provide personal information on the platform.

Users who have signed up for the service before the relaunch will sadly need to register again. The SABC says this is due to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Users will also lose all current watch lists and previously watched history.

The service provider says that SABC Plus now includes the new Channel Africa. There’s also a range of local radio stations which can be streamed on the service including 5FM and Radio 2000 Extra. For rugby fans, there’s Springbok Radio.

For mobile users, the app allows you to download and save certain content for offline viewing. There’s also a catch-up section where you can binge TV shows and content you might have missed.

The SABC plans to expand the service across new content in the coming months. This includes new radio stations, channels and podcasts.

Nomsa Chabeli, the SABC Group Chief Executive Officer says:

“The SABC has been at the forefront of fostering diversity and inclusivity through its extensive catalogue of television, radio, and news offerings in the country’s official 12 languages. SABC Plus is our latest innovation, reinforcing the public broadcaster’s commitment to providing the best programming. This platform houses an impressive array of content, including groundbreaking comedies, spine-chilling horrors, and captivating dramas, reflecting the rich cultural tapestry of our nation.”

You can visit SABC Plus here.

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