Showmax is an internet TV service. For a single monthly fee, get all-you-can-eat access to a huge online catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries. 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. Showmax also works with Chromecast and AirPlay. 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, and is currently available in more than 70 countries.
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
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger pits light against darkness, superheroes against villains. It’s critically acclaimed, and it’s first on Showmax.
With one of his first ever TV commercials, Nare Mokgotho has won gold at the 20th Shots Young Director Awards held annually during the Cannes Lions Festival. The ad, which attracted the attention of the ASA when it aired in South Africa, is for the Showmax Zero Bucks Given campaign.
Showmax has announced it has plans to live-stream all of Bafana Bafana’s AFCON football matches.
As of today, sport is officially up and running on Showmax in South Africa. Not only magazine shows and highlights clips, but a whole new capability to live-stream games.
The television adaptation of internationally acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel Trackers marks the beginning of a new era in high-end African storytelling.