How to pay for Showmax

10 February 2022

How to pay for Showmax

Don’t have a credit card? Shy when it comes to making online payments? No problem – you can still get Showmax.

Showmax, the internet TV service that gives you access to the best local and international content, movies and a huge selection of kids’ shows, also gives you all these ways to pay.

Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards
Showmax vouchers – see below
DStv Add to Bill – from 24 January 2024Only South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Vodacom – Add to your billOnly South Africa
MTN – Add to your billOnly South Africa
M-Pesa via USSDOnly Kenya

Showmax vouchers in store

Prepaid vouchers for Showmax are available to buy at selected branches of these stores:

  • Pick n Pay
  • CNA
  • Dis-Chem
  • Game
  • Makro
  • HiFi Corp
  • Builders Warehouse
  • Incredible Connection

Once you’ve bought your voucher, simply enter the unique code to complete your sign-up at

Add to your DStv Account

From 24 January 2024, DStv customers have the option of linking their Showmax account to their DStv account to streamline their monthly payments into a single debit order. DStv Premium customers get Showmax Entertainment at no extra cost, and subscribers on most other packages get a substantial discount on Showmax Entertainment.

Go to, sign in, and go to My Account and Manage Subscriptions. Select Add to DStv Account, sign in using your DStv Connect ID, and then add Showmax to your DStv account.

Plus, if you’re a Showmax subscriber with a connected DStv Explora Ultra or Streama, watching Showmax on your TV is easy – simply use your DStv remote to launch Showmax.

Add to your mobile account

Please note that Vodacom and MTN customers will be charged in advance for the coming month. If you’re on Prepaid, make sure you have sufficient airtime credit to pay for your subscription.

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