How to upgrade to Showmax Pro

1 September 2021

How to upgrade to Showmax Pro

If you are a paying Showmax subscriber with a Standard or Mobile subscription, there are a few quick and simple steps to follow to upgrade your subscription to a Showmax Pro or Showmax Pro Mobile subscription.

Showmax Pro and Showmax Pro Mobile give you access to live sports events, including all the English Premier League and UEFA football action, courtesy of SuperSport.

Follow these steps to change your subscription from a Showmax Standard or Mobile subscription to a Showmax Pro or Showmax Pro Mobile subscription.

You’ll be upgraded immediately, so you’ll have instant access to the live sports, news and music channels on Showmax Pro, as well as the rest of the Showmax entertainment catalogue of series, movies and documentaries.

  1. Log into your Showmax account.
  2. Go to the Sport tab on your home screen.
  3. Click on any sport event and you’ll see an “Upgrade” button. Click on it.
  4. Choose between Showmax Pro Mobile or Showmax Pro, and click “Get started”.
  5. Choose your payment method.
  6. Start watching!

Feeling stuck? Here are more detailed instructions.

1. Log in to your Showmax account

To start, either go to or to the Pro page.

1.1 This is what you’ll see at

1.1a. Click the Sign In button on the top right of the screen.

1.1b. Enter your Showmax username and password to log in.

1.1c. On the top left of your screen, you’ll see section titles. Click on Sport.

1.1d. Click on any sporting event or click Get Showmax Pro on this page.

You will be served an “Upgrade to watch” button.

Click the button.

Alternatively, click the blue button in the banner in the middle of the page that says “Get Showmax Pro”.

1.2 This is what you’ll see if you start at the Pro page

1.2a. Click the Sign In button on the top right of the screen. (Do not select the blue “Sign up” button as you have an existing account.)

1.2b. Choose Sign In (do not choose “Create Account”, as you are already a Showmax paying subscriber).

1.2c. Enter your Showmax username and password to log in.

2. Select Pro or Pro Mobile on the upgrade page

Click the blue “Get started” button under either Showmax Pro or Showmax Pro Mobile, depending on how you’d like to watch.

Not sure what the difference is between Showmax Pro and Showmax Pro Mobile? Go here for more.

3. Select your payment method on the billing page

If you are already paying for Showmax with a credit or debit card, you will see your card details at the top of the billing page. Select the same card, or choose a different method to pay.

(Note that billing options differ per country and region.)

4. Enjoy live sports events immediately

Click the white “Watch live” button to start enjoying live sports – your upgrade should be effective as soon as you have selected or entered your billing method.

Why Showmax Pro?

Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.

Subscribers can live stream the latest seasons of the English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Europa and UEFA Conference leagues, as well as FIFA World Cup qualifiers, every game of the FIFA World Cup Qatar and more. Subscribers in selected regions can stream the UEFA Champions League.

The platform also offers a wide range of other live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons. Visit to learn more or to subscribe to Showmax Pro.

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