Welcome to Africa’s Original Streaming Service
Stream or download top series, movies, Showmax Originals and more from only R39 pm.
14-day free trial for new subscribers
Try Showmax for free with no commitments. Available on selected plans.
Add Showmax to your DStv bill
As a DStv subscriber you can enjoy extra discounts and the convenience of a single bill.
Any device. Anywhere.
Watch on 2 devices at the same time. Register up to 5 devices.
Watch offline and save data
Download to watch offline on your mobile or tablet with the Showmax app.
So many ways to pay
Debit and credit card, pre-paid vouchers, PayPal or add to a partner bill. You choose. Cancel online, anytime.
Keep your data in check
Choose from 3 streaming qualities to control how much data you use.
What is Showmax?
Showmax is a streaming service that offers you a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, Showmax Originals, kids shows, sport and more. You can watch as much as you want, whenever you want without a single advert. There's always something new to discover and shows and movies are added weekly. There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time. Get Showmax all for one low monthly price. Showmax offers two plans: a standardShowmax entertainment plan and a plan. Showmax Pro gives you access to all the entertainment you love plus live sport from SuperSport, news and more.
What live sport from SuperSport is available on Showmax Pro?
• Football: English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier Soccer League and more • Athletics: Diamond League, World Challenge League and more • Running: Berlin, Boston, London, NYC, Soweto Marathons and more • Boxing: Selected IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC and African Boxing events • Other: Swimming, Extreme Sports, eSports, Basketball, Triathlon, Horse Racing, EFC, Netball, Hockey, and much more This list is subject to change based on rights limitations from sporting bodies and events availability may vary from country to country. We are constantly adding new, exciting events to our catalogue and will keep you updated.
The current global pandemic has had a serious impact on the sporting world, with some events either postponed or cancelled by organisers. This will affect SuperSport’s ability to broadcast certain events. We will continue to monitor the situation and make the necessary changes to our schedule as developments occur.
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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How much does it cost?
Prices start from just: • R39 in South Africa • GHC 21.25 in Ghana • KES 300.00 in Kenya • NGN 1,200 in Nigeria • UGX 11,499 in Uganda • $2.99 in the rest of Africa Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be presented with all the options for both Showmax and Showmax Pro. At this point you can decide if you want to watch on multiple devices or just on your mobile.
Which payment methods do you offer?
From Card payments, to mobile wallets and vouchers - there are many ways to pay, and they’re all safe and secure. Once you have signed up and selected the plan you wish to pay for, you will be presented with the payment options available for your location. We are confident you shall find a payment method that suits you, and of course you can cancel online at any time.
How do I cancel?
We’d love you to stay but if you decide to leave, it’s easy. You can instantly cancel your subscription anytime atwww.showmax.com . No commitments. No risk. If you need assistance, our friendly team are always happy to help:
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). Downloading a show on your mobile or tablet allows you to watch offline. 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 atwww.showmax.com and follow the easy steps. Once you’re a subscriber, log in to the Showmax app on your device and hit play.