With over 40 million Video Play purchases in 2019, Vodacom’s Video Play is certainly carving out its place in the Video on Demand landscape in South Africa, offering instant access to affordable entertainment content such as blockbuster movies, popular series, kids’ shows, music videos and much more.
To provide Video Play users with more choice and greater simplicity in how they stream the content they love, Vodacom has introduced Video Play Time, which makes it simple for users to enjoy their favourite entertainment without the complexity of trying to figure out how much data they will need.
Available exclusively to Vodacom customers, Video Play Time bundles are a unique, world-first solution that actually takes the guess work out of data usage when streaming video over a mobile network. For the first time ever, customers no longer have to try and guess how much data they need to watch a movie or their favourite series.
Now they can simply purchase Video Time bundles in the Video Play app, based on how much time they want to stream their favourite movie or series. In the event that a customer wants to stream a movie that is 1 hour and 20 minutes long, they need to simply go to the Video Play app and buy that specific Video Play Time bundle (1h20min) and start streaming their movie without depleting their normal data bundle.
Video Play Time can be used to access unlimited series of health and fitness documentaries, news, gospel, Hollywood and South African movies, among many other interesting things to watch. Blockbuster movies, including Bad Boys For Life, Interstellar and BlacKkKlansman are available on Video Play, along with binge-worthy series such Black-ish, The Fixer and The Bold and the Beautiful.
“Vodacom is more than just a telco. Our strategy is to expand our digital content platforms and strive to become a leading go-to brand for all things entertainment. With Time Bundles and Video Play’s flexible subscription model, customers are not tied down to long-term contracts and can watch what they want and when they want to,” says Zubair Munshi, Executive Head of Video Commercial at Vodacom.
Video Play customers can choose from daily subscriptions (from as little as R5 a day), weekly subscriptions or purchase blockbuster movies at a once-off fee. Adding Video Play Time to this flexible model makes Video Play the most affordable video streaming solution available.
The service allows subscribers to watch trending content, regardless of location, on up to five devices on one profile. With family members spending more time at home due to the nationwide lockdown, everyone will be able to keep up to date with their favourite shows and watch what they want on their own devices. Video Play Time now makes it even easier to manage data usage and allow users to have simple streaming options using time instead of data.
Customers can check their Video Play Time balances on the Video Play app on the Video bundles tab under View Balance. Video Time bundles are available on once-off basis and can be purchased from the app.
For on-the-go binging, customers can either download and register on the Video Play app from the app store or register and sign in via the Video Play website.