Here are four reasons to start enjoying Showmax with your kids.
Kids' content from the best networks
Showmax has an extensive collection of shows and movies for children of all ages, featuring the best shows from Nickelodeon, Moonbug, CAKE, BBC and more.
Popular characters kids will love
Younger kids will find their favourite characters from series including Paw Patrol, My Little Pony, Cocomelon, Peppa Pig, Shaun the Sheep and LEGO City Adventures. Older kids won't be left out as they tune into Henry Danger, Victorious, Find Me in Paris, Adventure Time, The Thundermans, Monster High and Trolls.
Family movies to enjoy together
Showmax is packed with animated and live-action movies for kids of all ages, from Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo and Zog to Boss Baby, Jungle Beat and The Croods. There are also beautiful nature documentaries, including Africa's Wild Horizons and Shark with Steve Backshall.
Stream safely using Kids Profiles
Showmax lets you set up multiple profiles from a single account. Set up a Kids Profile for your children and they'll only be able to see the shows and movies suitable for kids in their age group. For extra security, enable Parental Control which allows you to set a PIN to limit access to age-restricted content. Here's how to set up a kids profile.
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Twende follows the hilarious adventures of Twende and Nuru, two boda boda drivers in the vibrant East African city of Milima.
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Twende, the first Showmax Original 2D animation, lands 1 December 2023
Ahead of the launch of the first five episodes of Twende, Showmax’s first Original 2D animation, we chatted to showrunner Greig Cameron.
Made in Kenya
South African animation directors up for iEmmy; win NHK Japan Prize
The multi-award-winning children’s film The Smeds and the Smoos, streaming on Showmax, is nominated for International Emmy Award for Best Kids’ Animation, and has won NHK Japan Prize for Best Preschool Media.
6 epic, fierce and fun-filled animated adventures
Explore some of the most epic animated movies now available to stream on Showmax, including Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
What to do with a crocodile like Lyle
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is great fun for the whole family. But be warned, this movie will make you want a crocodile of your very own at home!
Watch Barbie movies online
Stream these beautiful Barbie movies on Showmax for an inspirational, uplifting binge session with your kids.
The best kids’ shows to stream during school holidays
Showmax has loads of fun to look forward to, including new Paw Patrol adventures and movies for the whole family.
7 creature features for the whole family
We all love our pets, but the cute critters in these family-friendly movies on Showmax are even more adorable than our cats and dogs.
Editor's pick for younger kids
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)
Javier Bardem stars in this charming musical comedy about a family who moves into a new house with a living, singing crocodile.
Abominable and The Invisible City S1
Set in modern-day Shanghai, the animated series follows Yi, Jin, and Peng as they venture out to a mythical world of creatures beyond Everest.
Fireman Sam S11-14
All about the daily adventures of Fireman Sam as he comes to the rescue of his friends and co-workers in perilous situations in the village of Pontypandy.
Superworm is super-long and super-strong and is always saving the day. But who can save him when he is captured by the evil Wizard Lizard?
Editor's pick for older kids
Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky S1
Twins Dak and Leyla lead a team of five dragons on adventures to help the dragons and humans around their town of Huttsgalor.
Fright Krewe (2023)
Set in contemporary New Orleans, horror-loving teen Soleil is a high school student by day, and a tour guide for local haunts by night.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
The charming, swashbuckling Puss in Boots is down to the last of his nine lives. He sets out to restore them by finding the mythical Last Wish.
The Bad Guys (2022)
Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with disastrous results, in this fun animated comedy.