The world has more TV and movie streaming services than ever before, but not everyone can access the same content on the same services.
Due to licensing agreements, geographical restrictions and regional audience preferences, major streaming services have different catalogues based on the country the user is in. This means that while Netflix subscribers in the US may be able to watch a certain movie, it’s not necessarily available on the South African version of Netflix. Meanwhile, some services have extensive catalogues that can be confusing to browse.
So how can you check whether a movie or series is available to stream locally on the services you subscribe to? There’s a handy website you can use – and here's how to use it to see which shows are available on Netflix SA and Showmax.
Step 1: Visit JustWatch and select your region
JustWatch is a streaming service search engine that allows you to check the content catalogue of streaming services in different regions. The website will automatically detect and suggest your region based on your IP address, but you can also select another region if you w...