DStv Premium

Premium subscribers

Showmax can be added to your subscription at no additional cost.

Access - Family - Compact - Compact Plus

Other DStv subscribers

Enjoy Showmax at 50% discount. Pay only US$ 3.99 per month when you add Showmax to your bill.

How to add Showmax to your DStv account

DStv Premium subscribers

  1. Visit the DStv Self Service website or open your “MyDStv App”
  2. Sign in, click 'Add Showmax' on the Showmax card
  3. To finish the process, create a Showmax Account or Sign-in (with existing Showmax credentials)

Other DStv users

  1. Visit the DStv Self Service website or open your “MyDStv App”
  2. Sign in, click 'Add Showmax' on the Showmax card
  3. Create a Showmax Account or Sign-in (with existing Showmax credentials)
  4. Complete the payment process to finish the Showmax activation


  • What is Showmax?

    There's always something new to discover and enjoy with Showmax, an ad-free video-on-demand service that offers a vast selection of top series, movies, documentaries, Showmax Originals, kids shows, sports, and more, all for one low monthly price. You can watch as much as you want, whenever you want, with new content added weekly. Best of all, there are no contracts, and you can cancel at any time.

    Showmax offers three plans: Showmax Mobile, Showmax, and Showmax Pro Mobile. Our Pro plan give you access to all the entertainment you love, as well as live sports from SuperSport and 24/7 news channels. While Showmax comes with the option to watch on two devices at the same time, including smart TVs and computers, our mobile plans limit watching to one device at a time and only on mobile devices or tablets.

  • Which devices can I watch Showmax on?

    This depends on which plan you choose. With the standard Showmax plan, you can watch on up to two devices at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, and media boxes. If you choose one of our more affordable mobile plans, you can watch on one mobile device or tablet at a time.

  • Which payment methods do you offer?

    We offer a variety of payment methods and types to better fit your specific needs. Please remember that there are no commitments, and you can cancel at any time.

    Payment types include:
    • Credit or debit cards
    • Paypal
    • DStv partner bill
    • Vouchers

    Plan payments can be made on a one-time or recurring basis or in a bundle, which combines multiple months into one convenient, discounted price.

  • How do I cancel?

    We’d love for you to stay, but if you decide you want to end your subscription, we’ve made the process very easy. You’ll find the option to instantly cancel your subscription by logging into your account at www.showmax.com and navigating to the "My Account" section.

    If you need assistance, our friendly team is always happy to help at chat.showmax.com

  • Do I need an internet connection?

    Yes. Showmax is an online video-on-demand service that requires a stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 5 to 10 Mbps, either over Wi-Fi or a mobile network.

    To help ease any data burdens, we offer three different streaming qualities, giving you more control over how much data you use. You can also save data by downloading content via the Showmax app when data is free or inexpensive and watching it offline later on your mobile device.

  • What’s the difference between content that is "streamed" versus "downloaded"?

    Showmax offers two ways to watch content, both of which require Wi-Fi or a mobile network:

    • "Streaming" is the process of watching content live or on demand while connected to the internet. Content is not stored on the device, but a file is still being sent and is being shown as it's received. If you wish to stream the content again, the content file will need to be sent again.
    • "Downloaded" content has already been downloaded to a device's memory and can be watched at a later point, even while offline. Downloading the content to the device requires an internet connection, but once the content file has been downloaded, it doesn't need to be sent again to watch it again.

  • What is the Showmax app, and how do I get it?

    Our app provides you access to our entire catalogue of content on your mobile device, smart TV, media box, computer, Xbox, or PS4. On your mobile device, you can also download shows and movies to watch while offline.

    To download the app, go to the app store on your device, search "Showmax", select the app, and then proceed with the download. To start watching, sign up at www.showmax.com and select a subscription plan. Once you’re a subscriber, log in to the Showmax app on your device and start watching!