SABC+ is a FREE, fresh and vibrant local entertainment streaming service.
From a boardroom in Belville, a side room in Soweto, the suburbs to the beaches – you can now take SABC everywhere you go.
The Gogos watching Gospel Gold, the radio host fans, the energetic and ever-hopeful young people enriching their lives, the ambitious adults – we’ve got something for you. Forget the days of waiting to catch the drama – Now you get to follow it from anywhere!
We bring you SABC TV, news, sport, radio & catch up ALL ON THE HOUSE.
From the early days of radio, to the launch of television, from analogue to digital, appointment viewing to on-the-go content consumption, SABC is always with us.SABC. Everywhere for Everyone. Always.
Anyone in South Africa with an Internet connection can visit www.sabcplus.com , browse the content catalogues, and watch a variety of on-the-house content. Users are required to register for free to enjoy on your mobile, or device of your choice.
All SABC TV, radio, news, education, sport and catch up are available to stream for free.
SABC+ is simple and straightforward to use. Accessible via Android and iOS apps on mobile devices, via all major browsers, and Smart TV app on select TV’s, all you need is an internet connection to have hours of entertainment at your fingertips.Browse the service, select your show of choice, sign up for free and start watching. It's as simple as that!
Prefer to watch on your mobile whilst on the go, standing in a queue, waiting for an appointment or lying on the beach? No problem, visit the iOS App store or Android Google Play store, download the SABC+ app and you are good to go.
*You are required to register before you can view any content.
All browsing can take place on the SABC+ Web portal at www.sabcplus.com using your favourite Web browser.
Download the SABC+ app from the Apple App Store, sign in and start watching.
Access Google Play Store on your device. Find the SABC+ Application in the store and download it. You can then start browsing and , watch content on the SABC+ Application immediately.
Video on Demand (VOD) adds a whole new dimension to visual entertainment - it's all on your terms! Much like the local video store of old, VOD provides one-stop access to a selection of entertainment, but your VOD store is online and always within reach. It provides you with a new way to access old and new shows, and it's personalised - you get to choose what you watch and when and from what device you prefer to watch.
Internet TV allows you to access TV and audio channels over the Internet. This means with SABC+, you have access to all SABC TV and radio channels to watch or listen to your favourite scheduled shows on the go, on your mobile device, PC or Android TV Box.
PCs, Macs, Android smartphones, iOS smartphones, tablets, Google Chromecast.
Browsers And OS Versions Supported
Chromecast is streaming media player that plugs into your TV via HDMI. With Chromecast, you can play short films, series and live TV channels on your TV using your Android smartphone or Android tablet. Using your device of choice with Chromecast, you can control and choose what you want to play.
You need to install your SABC+ Android app, Chromecast dongle, an HDTV with a HDMI port, and a stable Wi-Fi connection. The Chromecast stick includes a USB cable for power and a power adapter. You can control the device with smartphones or tablets running on Android.
SABC+ is only available in South Africa. Due to certain content rights restrictions, we are not allowed to provide you with this service when you travel abroad.
SABC+ utilises a special streaming technology known as Adaptive Bit Rate technology that automatically adapts to your Internet connection speed and your device. The higher your Internet connection speed, the better the video quality will be. If you have a high-speed Internet connection (4Mbps and higher), you will get the best video quality. If you have a low speed Internet connection speed (1 to 2Mbps and lower), you will still be able to watch video content, but not at the best quality we provide. This also means when you are in a low connection area, you won’t be paying expensive data costs for HD quality that you ultimately can’t see.
Yes. Streaming requires data. See point 1.3 and 3.1.4 above, and 5.5 below. You will pay your Internet Service Provider for data use.
You will require a minimum speed of 2Mbps but we recommend a 4Mbps (or faster) line to ensure a consistent stream and a great viewing experience, especially if you have more than one user on the line or multiple devices streaming at the same time.
SABC+ Adaptive Bit Rate technology automatically adapts to your Internet connection speeds and your device. Thanks to this technology, you will be able to use SABC+ at broadband speeds as low as 512kbps. Of course, the higher your Internet connection speed, the better the video quality will be.
In terms of managing your data spend, this is an average guide to assist you:
Yes, you can use multiple versions of the SABC+ applications (iOS and Android) on different devices at the same time. However, you can only use up to a maximum of two different devices per account with two concurrent streams on Amp and a single stream for Free content.
You can use the SABC + application on multiple devices and you can link up to 2 different devices to a single account with two concurrent streams on Amp and a single stream for Free content.
You can have two concurrent streams on Amp, meaning two people can watch the same or different programmes on one SABC+ account, on different devices, at the same time. Free only allows for a single stream.
Customers have full control of their SABC+ account (profile) via "My Account".
During the sign-up process, you will create both your username and password. You will use these to log into SABC+.
Click on "forgot your password" on the login screen. You will be prompted to provide your mobile number. A reset code will be sent to you to complete the password reset process.
You need to sign up to create a username (mobile number) and password. You will then be able to log in with the mobile number and password you created during sign up. If you forget your password, you can reset it by clicking on "forgot your password".
Please be sure that you are entering the right mobile number and password. You need to use the mobile number and password that you created during the sign-up process. If you forget your password, you can reset it by clicking on "forgot your password".
Click on "forgot your password" on the login screen. Follow the instructions on the screen, and you will be sent your username and password.
Please check your Internet connection. If you do not have an Internet connection, you will see a message notifying you that you are not currently connected.
If you have an Internet connection but you still cannot watch the video (you either have a blank screen or a loading indicator), this means that your Internet connection is too slow or poor to watch a video. Please use an Internet connection with at least a 512Mbps speed. For best results, a connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps should be used.
This happens when you have a slow Internet connection of 512Mbps or lower. If you are using a small screen, lower quality video might be tolerable. If you are using a big screen like laptop or Smart TV with a slow Internet connection, video quality may be poor, with lots of pixilation. The higher your Internet connection speed, the better the video quality will be.
SABC+ utilises a special streaming technology called Adaptive Bit Rate technology that automatically adapts to your Internet connection speeds and your device. SABC+ streams a lower quality stream for the first few seconds to launch the video faster. SABC+ then starts streaming a higher quality picture which is based on your Internet connection speed.
You may also experience degradation of quality while watching. This is because your Internet speed is changing. While you are watching a video on SABC+, we strongly suggest that you do not use the same Internet connection for other purposes simultaneously, such as downloads. Running other large file downloads while you are watching can seriously affect your viewing experience. Watching multiple videos at the same time on multiple devices using the same Internet connection can also affect your viewing experience.
As per 6.7 above, SABC+ utilises a special streaming technology called Adaptive Bit Rate technology that automatically adapts to your Internet connection speed and your device. SABC+ streams a lower quality stream for first few seconds to launch the video faster. SABC+ then starts streaming visuals at a higher quality best adapted to your current Internet connection speed.
If you have any other questions not answered here and you need some help, please contact us for assistance via:
Call Centre:087 133 0258