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Showmax Pro has launched in South Africa, featuring top-flight football and more live events.
Updated on 19 April 2021 with latest pricing
The new Showmax Pro service, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport, is going live from today in South Africa with prices starting at R225 per month.
The South African version of Showmax Pro features all Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sport events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons.
Showmax Pro will begin to roll out in South Africa from today and is expected to be available to all customers within the next 24-48 hours. This table gives details of the new Showmax Pro service in South Africa:
|Showmax||Showmax Mobile||Showmax Pro||Showmax Pro Mobile|
|Series, movies, kids’ shows, documentaries||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Athletics, pro boxing, major international marathons, & more||–||–||✓||✓|
|Music channels Trace Urban, Trace Gospel||–||–||✓||✓|
|News channels Africanews, Euronews, Newzroom Afrika||–||–||✓||✓|
|Football: all Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, PSL and La Liga games||–||–||✓||✓|
|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|
|*Supported smart TVs: Samsung Tizen (2017-2020), LG WebOS (2014-2020)|
News channels that became firm favourites as part of the Showmax lockdown offering are included in the Pro package, too, including SABC News (South Africa only); Euro News; Africanews and Newzroom Afrika.
Showmax Pro will be available on mobile devices that run Android and Apple iOS and smart devices including compatible Smart TVs, Apple TV 4 and Android TV.
The monthly subscription price for Showmax and Showmax Pro in South Africa is as follows:
|Country||Showmax||Showmax Mobile||Showmax Pro||Showmax Pro Mobile|
|South Africa||ZAR 99||ZAR 39||ZAR 449||ZAR 225|
|Kenya||KSh 760||KSh 300||KSh 2100||KSh 1050|
|Uganda||UGX 30,300||UGX 11,499||UGX 67,200||UGX 33,600|
|Nigeria||NGN 2900||NGN 1200||NGN 6300||NGN 3200|
|Ghana||GHC 45.99||GHC 16.99||GHC 119.99||GHC 59.99|
|Rest of Africa||USD 7.99||USD 2.99||USD 17.99||USD 8.99|