How to Get Showmax in South Africa

How to Get Showmax in South Africa

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Showmax is an online subscription video on demand service. Showmax was launched in South Africa in 2015. What sets this internet TV service apart from its competitors is its unique combination of hit African content. Subscribers can watch both local and international series, movies, kids’ shows and even live sport. The purpose of this article is to show you how to get Showmax in South Africa. No contracts, no commitment and you can cancel anytime.

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How to Get Showmax South Africa

  • STEP 1: Go to
  • STEP 2: Click on “Sign Up”
  • STEP 3: Sign up using your email and create a password
  • STEP 4: Choose a payment method to start your 14-day free trial

Please note that if you cancel within the 14-day free trial, you won’t be charged. After the 14-day trial is over, you’ll be charged R99 per month for the standard plan.

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account?

DStv customers can now add Showmax to their DStv account. Instead of paying separate monthly bills, Showmax can be added and be part of their monthly DStv bill. If you’re a DStv Premium subscriber, there’s no cost for Showmax once you’ve added it to your account. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get Showmax for R49.

  • STEP 1: Go to and sign in/sign up if you don’t have an account yet
  • STEP 2: Navigate to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription
  • STEP 3: Select the standard plan
  • STEP 4: Then choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method
  • STEP 5: Enter your valid South African ID number
  • STEP 6: Confirm your mobile phone number. You will receive a one-time pin (OTP) via SMS to verify your account
  • STEP 7: Enter the OTP and accept the T&Cs.

Please note that one account can be connected with up to five devices.

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How do I watch Showmax in South Africa?

There are many ways to watch Showmax movies, series, TV drama and much more. You can watch the content on smart TVs, tables, smartphones, computers, laptops, PS4 and Xbox. Dstv customers can watch Showmax on an internet-connected DStv Explora.

If you don’t have enough data to stream the shows / content, you can download series and movies to your tablets and smartphones to watch later offline.

You can watch South African hit shows such as The River, Gomora, The Queen, Lockdown and many more. You can also watch Showmax Originals such as Tali’s Wedding Diary, Life with Kelly, Rage, The Girl From St Agnes, Trippin with Skhumba and Somizi & Mohale: The Union.

How much is Showmax per month?

Showmax for mobile costs R49 and the standard plan is R99 per month (VAT inclusive). There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime you want.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Let us know by commenting on the comment section. There’s no doubt that this streaming service company is growing in South Africa and across the continent.

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