Showmax is an internet TV service. What sets Showmax apart is a unique combination of hit African content, first and exclusive international series, the best kids’ shows, and live sport. For a single monthly fee, get unlimited access. Start and stop when you want. No ads. Cancel anytime – there’s no contract.
Stream Showmax using apps for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. Manage data consumption using the bandwidth capping feature. No internet? No problem – download shows to smartphones and tablets to watch later offline.
Showmax was born in 2015. The service is available throughout sub-Saharan Africa and to selected diaspora markets worldwide. For a free trial, visit www.showmax.com.
Showmax launched in South Africa
Partnerships with Samsung, FNB's eBucks, and Telkom
Downloads added to Android app
Vouchers introduced into Pick n Pay stores
Partnership with MWEB
Showmax named Stuff Magazine's App of the Year
Downloads added to iOS
Vouchers introduced to Game and CNA stores
AirPlay support added to iOS
Chromecast support added to Android app
Vouchers introduced to Makro
Apple TV (4th gen) app launched
Vouchers introduced to Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp
Bandwidth capping introduced across all apps
Showmax expands to 36 more countries in Africa, taking total to 65 countries world-wide
Showmax added to DStv Explora decoder
10 million views milestone
Showmax International launched
20 million views milestone
Showmax Select launched in Kenya
M-PESA payment integration in Kenya
Add to bill introduced with Vodacom
Standard Bank uCount rewards partnership
Peering agreement with NAPAfrica
Vodacom VOD agreement announced
Android TV app launched
Partnership with SEACOM in East Africa
Showmax launched in Poland
Deal with Polish mobile network Play
Showmax added to T-Mobile Poland uncapped video product
Filming starts on 1st Showmax Original series, Tali's Wedding Diary
Partnership with Vodafone Ghana launched
Free Wi-Fi partnership with VAST Networks
Xbox One app launched
Showmax free to DStv Premium customers in South Africa
PS4 app launched in South Africa
Premiere of Saturday Night Live Polska
Premiere of Tali's Wedding Diary (Showmax Original - Africa)
Premiere of Mafia Women (Showmax Original – Poland)
PS4 app launched in Poland
Connected Video unit formed, Niclas Ekdahl named as CEO
Premier of Roast of AKA in conjunction with Comedy Central
Premier of Showmax Original drama The Girl From St Agnes
Premier of Showmax Original comedy Trippin With Skhumba
Sport live streaming launched
New Nigerian service kicks off with Big Brother Naija
Showmax Mobile launched
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