If you’re looking forward to watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League in South Africa then you’re going to have a rough time enjoying the 4-hour film. This morning, Vodacom claims that the company secured the rights to the upcoming superhero movie from WarnerMedia and the film will only be available on the Video Play service starting on 19 March 2021. A day after its worldwide debut.
UPDATE – Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now available to stream through Apple TV / iTunes in South Africa. The film costs R169,99 to purchase and R49 to rent. You can get hold of it here.
Vodacom told a News24 source that the Video Play streaming service will be the only place to stream the film legally and the service is only available on Vodacom. So if you’re not a Vodacom customer then you are out of luck.
Instead of distributing the film on a streaming service like Showmax, Netflix, DSTV Now, or Apple TV, WarnerMedia went with a cellular provider locking out customers who don’t own a Vodacom sim. Unlike other services, which you can easily sign up for or already have access too, getting access to the Vodacom Video Play platform is not as easy. The service requires a valid Vodacom cellphone number in order to sign up for the monthly subscription.
Hopefully, there is light at the end of the tunnel here for those who aren’t Vodacom subscribers. According to the official Zack Snyder’s Justice League site, South Africans would also be able to watch the film using the Google Play Movies and TV app. However, at the time of writing the film is not available. Perhaps it will go live tomorrow when Vodacom posts the film on the Video Play service?
Right now South Africans will have to be a little more patient if they are waiting in anticipation to watch the Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Our options are extremely limited…. and very late.