13 June 2016

Internet TV usage gaining momentum as Showmax adds new viewing option

Over the past four months, Showmax has added a range of new viewing options including an app for the latest generation Apple TV as well as AirPlay and Chromecast support for streaming video direct from mobile devices to big screen TVs. Continuing this trend, Showmax is now available on the DStv Explora decoder.

13 June 2016 Showmax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, will now be available on connected DStv Explora decoders. This is the fourth new viewing option introduced over the past four months and extends access to subscription video services to an even wider audience. In particular, these new viewing options make it easy for people with a standard (non-smart) big screen TV to watch Showmax.

Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer of Showmax said:

“In South Africa, interest in internet TV is entering a new phase. In addition to early adopters, we’re now seeing a more mainstream customer base wanting to try the service out. For Explora owners this is a risk-free proposition – binge entire box sets from the very beginning without having to buy any new equipment.”

To access Showmax on an Explora, the decoder needs to be connected to the internet. More information on how to connect the Explora is available here: Connect your DStv Explora.

Showmax will be added to all active DStv Exploras in South Africa in a phased rollout starting 13 June 2016. A Showmax subscription is needed to access the service. Existing Showmax customers can log in using their email address and password. New customers will need to sign up for Showmax at showmax.com via laptop or desktop computer.

As an added convenience, customers paying for DStv via debit order will be able to pay for Showmax directly through their DStv account.

“We’re already busy on the next phase which is developing apps for additional streaming media devices as well as gaming consoles. Our goal is to provide a great viewing experience no matter what you’re watching Showmax on,” concludes Ernst.

Showmax offers a free seven-day trial to test the service. Visit www.showmax.com to sign up for the trial.


About Showmax

Showmax is an internet-based subscription video on demand service supplying an extensive catalogue of TV shows and movies to 65 countries. By leveraging relationships with major production studios from across the globe, Showmax delivers both world-class international content as well as the best of specialised local content.

Showmax is accessible across a wide range of devices from smart TVs, media players and computers to smartphones and tablets. To experience Showmax, visit www.showmax.com.

For more information, contact:

Richard Boorman, Head of Communications
+971 56 477 9627
+27 82 990 4080

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