Showmax can be added to your subscription at no additional cost.
Compact, Compact Plus, Family or Access subscribers
Enjoy getting Showmax at a 50% discount. Pay only R49 per month.
Other DStv subscribers
Pay only R99 per month when you add Showmax to your bill.
How to add Showmax to your DStv account
Adding Showmax to your DStv account is easy.
- Sign up or into Showmax using the link below.
- Provide your DStv account details.
- Enter the SMS verification code we shall send to you.
- Choose the DStv package you wish to add Showmax to.
That's it, you are all set, enjoy watching great content with Showmax.
What is Showmax?
Showmax is an online video entertainment service that offers unlimited series, movies, Showmax Originals, kids’ shows, sport and more.
Stream or download and watch on a wide range of devices, the way that suits you. No contracts, no commitments and no ad breaks.
Showmax offers two plans: a standard Showmax entertainment plan and a Showmax Pro plan. Showmax Pro gives you access to all the entertainment you love plus live sport from SuperSport, news and more.
Which devices can I watch on?
This depends on which plan you choose and what suits you best. With either the standard Showmax or Showmax Pro plan, you can watch on a number of devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, and media boxes. If you choose the more affordable Showmax Mobile plan, you can watch on either your mobile device or tablet. Of course, you can choose to modify your plan at any time. The choice is completely yours. Please note that the live streaming content available on our Pro plans, which includes sports, is not supported on video game consoles and some older smart TVs.
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Do I need Wifi or data?
Yes. You need reliable internet with a minimum speed of 5 to 10Mbps. You can use Wi-Fi and/or data, it’s up to you. You can however, control how much data you use by choosing from 3 streaming qualities. To manage this, simply go to Bandwidth Capping in your Showmax app Settings. You can also save data by downloading shows to watch offline on your mobile or tablet with the Showmax app.
Tip: To save costs, download using free Wi-Fi (for example at coffee shops, malls or salons) but please be responsible and adhere to current social distancing regulations.
What is streaming and downloading?
Streaming means watching videos using the Internet and requires data (Wi-Fi or mobile data). The amount of data used can be controlled by choosing from 3 streaming quality settings.
Downloading a show on your mobile or tablet allows you to watch offline. On the Showmax app, tap on the download button next to an episode or movie.
This will save the content to your phone or tablet so you can watch it anywhere, anytime.
Please note that the live streaming content available on our Pro plans, which includes sports, is not supported on video game consoles and some older smart TVs.
How do I get the Showmax app?
The Showmax app lets you download shows and movies to watch offline. It is available for Android and Apple phones, tablets, smart TVs, media boxes, Xbox One and PS4. Go to the app store on your device, search ‘Showmax’, select and download.
To start watching, sign up at www.showmax.com and follow the easy steps. Once you’re a subscriber, log in to the Showmax app on your device and hit play.