How does Showmax work in Kenya?
When you get Showmax, there’s nothing standing between you and unlimited binge-watching pleasure, both at home and on the go.
Boost your home entertainment credentials by signing up to streaming service Showmax and get unlimited access to the best movies, series, kids’ shows, documentaries and live sport.
Showmax has two plans in Kenya – Mobile-only for 375 Ksh and Standard for 750 Ksh.
|Video quality||Standard Definition (SD)||High Definition (HD)|
|Which devices?||Smartphones & tablets||Smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, media players, and gaming consoles|
|Number of streams||1 stream||2 devices can stream at the same time|
|Number of devices||Mobile Only is limited t 1 registered device.||Up to 5 devices can be registered, with 2 able to stream at the same time|
|Download to smartphone and tablet||Yes||Yes|
|Price||375 Ksh||750 Ksh|
Go to the Showmax website to sign up for the plan that suits your needs best. Sign up here.
Watch Showmax on your device, anywhere
Access Showmax on any device that is connected to the internet.
- Phone or tablet: Get the Showmax app to stream or download shows on your Android or iOS device.
- Laptop or computer: Go to www.showmax.com on your favourite web browser to stream.
- Smart TV: Stream Showmax on your smart TV or connect your laptop to your TV screen with an HDMI cable.
- Media streaming device: Use your Android TV, Apple TV or Google Chromecast to stream Showmax onto your TV.
Stay in control of your data use
Showmax offers two nifty ways for you to manage your data spend.
- Download shows to watch offline: When you’re in a Wi-Fi zone, download shows on the Showmax app on your tablet or phone and watch them offline later. And in case you’re not in a Wi-Fi zone, you can choose between four different quality settings with specific file sizes – the lower the quality, the less data you will use for the download, and the less space the show will take up on your device.
- Bandwidth capping: Setting a bandwidth cap lets you use less data by automatically adjusting the streaming quality so that you don’t exceed a certain number of GBs per hour while streaming. This is really handy if you are on a data budget.
Discover new shows to love
What sets Showmax apart is that you can watch whatever you like, whenever you like. There are no ads, no interruptions and no limits (except your self-control).
- Series: Some of the gems that have launched first and only on Showmax, which you will find nowhere else in Africa include Younger, His Dark Materials, Euphoria, The Young Pope and Harlots. Or binge on Game of Thrones, Seasons 1 to 8, and the entire boxsets of Sex and the City and more. There’s also a boxset full of excellent HBO content, from Girls and Banshee to Westworld and Ballers. Watch now »
- Kids: Add your favourite series to your Watchlist so you’ll always have a curated list of content that’s right up your alley, and set up different profiles for yourself and your kids to control their viewing. The Kids’ section on Showmax is a feast of Nickelodeon shows for teens and tweens plus hundreds of shows to keep younger kids and preschoolers entertained, including Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony and Shaun the Sheep. Watch now »
- Local series and movies: And if you’re into homegrown African content, Showmax has a huge collection of newly released and classic Kenyan, Ghanaian and Nollywood series and movies – we’re talking Selina, Pete and more. And more local series and movies are added to the catalogue every week! Watch now »
- Live sport: Showmax began offering live sport in 2019. Check out all the upcoming events at showmax.com/sport