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What to watch on Showmax in South Africa in August

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The month of August is jam-packed with exciting shows on Showmax South Africa. New month means, new movies, seasons and shows to stream online. In South Africa, Showmax competes with Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

ALSO READ: What’s streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in August

With Showmax’s download feature, subscribers can download up to 25 movies or shows at a time and watch them offline on their iOS and Android smartphone devices. Users also get to choose which quality feature to download content with. There are four various quality settings to reduce the amount of data required to download.

New to Showmax South Africa this August

Below is a list of new shows to stream on Showmax in August. Have a look below.


Sweetbitter is an American drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, that premiered on May 6, 2018 on Starz. Sweetbitter follows Tess, who shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.

Sweetbitter debuts on Showmax on Thursday 1 August.


Kidding is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dave Holstein that premiered on September 9, 2018, on Showtime. The series stars Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris, and Catherine Keener and marks the second collaboration between director and executive producer Michel Gondry and Carrey, who previously worked together on the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Kidding debuts on Showmax on Friday 9 August.

Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book is an American historical drama television series that premiered on History on January 8, 2019. The main role of Dr. J. Allen Hynek is played by Aidan Gillen, and the first season consisted of ten episodes.

Project Blue Book debuts on Showmax on Thursday 1 August.


Stroomop follows the lives of five women fighting against death to rediscover themselves, to forgive and accept themselves to enjoy true healing.

Stroomop will debut on Showmax on Monday 12 August.

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