For already subscribers on showmax packages or anyone who wants to showmax sign up and enjoy top-quality entertainment, and movie content you can try your hands on showmax to see the entertainment experience they offer.
But we know you are not familiar with their packages, prices, and channels available. No worries! We will give you a detailed on showmax subscription or packages, prices, and channel that we think will be best for you.
Showmax, an internet video streaming company with video-on-demand services such as TV shows and movies. Or let’s just say, it’s Netflix but for Africans with international content such as movies and TV shows too.
Showmax which was launched in 2015, with 1000 local and international movies and seasonal movies available on-demand, you can never get bored.
Smart TVs, PC, smartphones, and tablets are the list of devices you can access showmax content on to enjoy the best entertainment at home, office, or wherever you find yourself depending there’s internet connectivity. With different plans and subscriptions, you can never run out of options.
Showmax in Africa
Showmax has a big dominance in Africa, available in about 45 African countries and still counting. This makes showmax the preferred choice for subscription video-on-demand service in Africa. Here are the countries showmax in available in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, and Equatorial Guinea. Others include Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Showmax in Europe
Showmax is almost showing some dominance in Europe as well with European countries such as Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom certainly proves showmax boost of a huge audience globally.
Showmax Packages Subscription Plan
There is a free 14-day trial plan for users who want to try out with showmax first, before committing to a long-term plan. After the 14-day trial, there is a monthly subscription if you enjoyed using the service. Please do note that prices may vary in countries.
Now with the showmax subscription plan, there are 3 types of packages plans available, the Standard Plan, Mobile-Only Plan, Pro Plan, and Mobile-Only Pro Plan”.
Showmax Packages Standard Plan
For Showmax South Africa
- Ranges from R49 with Cheque and Credit Cards accepted
- Pre-Paid Showmax Voucher
- Add-to-Bill (DStv, Vodacom, Telkom, Mweb, MTN) and PayPal
For Showmax Nigeria
- Ranges from N2,900 with Credit and Debit cards, PayPal accepted
For Showmax Ghana
- The standard plan available for Ghanaians starts from Ghs 45.99 with MTN mobile money payments accepted
For Showmax Uganda
The standard plan available for Ugandans starts from UGX 30,300, Showmax Pro: UGX 67,200, and Showmax Pro Mobile: UGX 33,600
Showmax Mobile-Only Plan
the Showmax mobile-only plan is available in few African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, and Kenya. For Nigerians, the mobile-only plan cost 1450 Naira/ month for credit card payment users who are on smartphones and tablet only.
For Ghanaians, the mobile plan only costs Ghs 22.99 /month, Ugandans cost UGX 15,200 /month, and 375 KSH /month for Kenyans who are on credit card payments.
Showmax Pro Plan
Showmax Pro features list
- English Premier League
- Serie A
- Spanish La Liga matches
- Live Sports Events eg pro boxing, international marathons
- IAAF Competitions
- Entertainment programs
How Much is Showmax Pro Plan?
|Country||Showmax||Showmax Mobile||Showmax Pro||Showmax Pro Mobile|
|South Africa||ZAR 99||ZAR 49||ZAR 449||ZAR 225|
|Kenya||KSh 760||KSh 380||KSh 2100||KSh 1050|
|Uganda||UGX 30,300||UGX 15,200||UGX 67,200||UGX 33,600|
|Nigeria||NGN 2900||NGN 1450||NGN 6300||NGN 3200|
|Ghana||GHC 45.99||GHC 22.99||GHC 119.99||GHC 59.99|
|Rest of Africa||USD 7.99||USD 3.99||USD 17.99||USD 8.99|
Showmax Service in Ghana
|Showmax||Showmax Mobile||Showmax Pro||Showmax Pro Mobile|
|Football: all Champions League (South Africa only), Premier League, Serie A, PSL, and La Liga games||–||–||✓||✓|
|Athletics, pro boxing, major international marathons, & more||–||–||✓||✓|
|Music channels Trace Urban, Trace Gospel||–||–||✓||✓|
|News channels Africanews, Euronews, Newzroom Afrika, SABC News (SA only)||–||–||✓||✓|
|Series, movies, kids’ shows, documentaries||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Number of concurrent streams||2||1||2||1|
|Smartphone and tablet apps||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Smart TV, laptop, Android TV, Apple TV apps||✓||–||✓**||–|
|Maximum video resolution||HD||SD||HD||SD|
How to Link your Showmax to your DStv Account
Showmax has made an option available to be able to link your DStv account with showmax. Here is how you can do so
- Through Billing – connect your DStv account to showmax for free. This is made possible for premium package subscribers.
- Through content – since most of the content on showmax can be found on DStv, this makes it simple to link your showmax to DStv
Where to watch Showmax?
On your smart TVs, smartphones, tablets. Just install the showmax app from your store and enjoy.
On your Smart Tv
Smart tv like LG, Samsung, and other brands. Also, with the help of streaming devices like Apple Tv, Google Chromecast.
Mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Android smartphones, etc you simply have to install the app from your store and enjoy. There are options to download up to 25 shows for offline watch.
How to Sign-up on Showmax
Sign up for showmax is simple, you can do that with showmax exclusive or through showmax on the DStv Premium Plan. Below are the details on how to sign up for showmax
- Visit showmax website, and click “14-days free trial”
- Enter your User details (Username and Password)
- Enter card details, don’t worry you won’t be charged until you’re done with the 14-days trial
- That’s it. Enjoyed your free trial. After the trial is over, Showmax will begin charging you ( N2900, GHC 45.99, UGX 30,300, R49, or $7.99) monthly but if you don’t want to continue the plan, you can cancel anytime.
How to download the Showmax App
For mobile users, you choose between Shommax Standard or Mobile-Only Plan. The app supports iOS 9.3 or higher for iPhone users and Android 4.4.0 or higher for android users. Click here to download the App on AppStore or PlayStore
How to Pay for Showmax Ghana with MTN MoMo
Easy and simple steps to make payment on MTN MoMo. Here is how;
- Select MTN MoMo as Payment on Showmax
- Enter MoMo Number
- Click “Pay with MTN MoMo”
- Check phone for payment request, and enter MoMo Pin
- You will receive a confirmation SMS
- That’s it. Enjoy Showmax
How to Cancel Showmax Subscription on Web
- Login account.
- Click your profile, on the top right.
- Then click “my account”.
- Click on “Manage Subscriptions”.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Cancel Subscription”.
How to Cancel Showmax Subscription on Mobile
- Login profile on App
- Tap on the “more”
- Under settings, choose “My Account”.
- Choose “Manage Subscription”
- Scroll down and tap on “Cancel Subscription”.
How to Remove Your Card Details from Showmax Mobile
- After choosing “Manage Subscriptions“, locate “Payment Methods“
- Click on the “X” button to remove your card.
Channels available on Showmax Packages
Live Tv Channels List
- SABC News
- CNN International
- Sky News
- BBC World News
- Newzroom Afrika
- AlJazeera English
Try showmax now, just sign up.
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Is showmax free on DStv?
Showmax is free for Premium DStv subscribers.
How much does Showmax cost per month?
Showmax is R49 per month in South Africa, 2900 NGN per month in Nigeria and GHS 45.99 in Ghana