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Enjoy top content from around the world, all for a low monthly price that’s less than the cost of a movie ticket.

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So many ways to watch

Stream on up to two devices at once, including your mobile device, TV, and computer, or download content and enjoy it while offline.



  • 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.

    For those who live outside of Africa, we offer two plans: Showmax and Showmax Mobile. Showmax comes with the option to watch on two devices at the same time, including smart TVs and computers, while Showmax Mobile is restricted 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 our more affordable mobile plan, you can watch on one mobile device or tablet at a time.

    Please note that you can modify your plan at any time.

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  • How much does a Showmax subscription cost?

    Showmax offers two plans to suit different preferences and budgets, with prices starting at just USD4.49 per month.

  • If I qualify for a free trial, how will I be billed?

    If a free trial is available for your plan, your first 14 days will be free, after which you’ll be charged a monthly subscription fee based on your chosen plan. If you’re using a credit or debit card as your payment method, we will require your card details during sign-up. Please note that you will NOT be charged unless you continue to use Showmax after your free trial ends.

    For more information, please have a look at Section 10 of the Terms & Conditions: https://showmax.akamaized.net/f/legal/doc/ShowmaxTermsConditions-za-ls-2022-03-18.pdf

  • 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
    • 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!