How to use the Showmax Watchlist

15 May 2017

How to use the Showmax Watchlist

With thousands of series, movies, documentaries and kids’ shows on Showmax, it can be really tough to choose what to watch – and to remember all the shows you want to line up for future binge sessions.

Luckily, with the Showmax Watchlist feature, this will never be a problem for you again.

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What is the Watchlist?

The name says it all – it’s literally a list of shows that you want to watch. You curate it yourself, adding individual episodes or whole series, as well as movies and documentaries to save for later.

It means you don’t have to search the whole Showmax catalogue every time you sit down to watch something new, or the next episode of your favourite series. You just navigate to your profile, select Watchlist, and then find the episode or movie you want to watch.

The best thing about the Watchlist feature is that there are different Watchlists for different profiles. So you, your partner and your kids can each add your own shows to your Watchlists, which are linked to your individual profiles.

How do I add shows to my Watchlist?

You can do this on the Showmax site or on any of your devices. The process is similar: you simply search for the show or movie you want to add, select it and then add it.

On the Showmax site:

For series, you will see the option to add the entire show to your Watchlist when you click the grey ADD TO WATCHLIST button that appears underneath the show info.

But, of course, there’s also the option of adding individual episodes of your favourite series to your Watchlist. All you have to do is scroll down, find the episode you want to watch, and click the down arrow next to the episode title. In the drop-down box, you will see the same grey ADD TO WATCHLIST button. Click here, and you’ll have added that episode to your list.

When it comes to movies, there’s obviously only one option – again, click the grey ADD TO WATCHLIST button.

On your device:

  1. Find the show you want to add.
  2. Select it.
  3. For a series, at the bottom of the first screen that appears, you will see two options: Seasons; and Watchlist. To add the entire series, click on Watchlist.
  4. To only add individual episodes of the series, click on Seasons.
  5. You will then see three options on the bottom right-hand side of the screen: Watch; Trailer; and Watchlist.
  6. Select the episode you want to add and click or tap on Watchlist.

How do I watch the shows on my Watchlist?

On the Showmax site:

  1. Hover over your profile name in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. The drop-down menu will appear. The first item on that menu is Watchlist.
  3. Click on Watchlist, and then you will see all the shows you have added.
  4. Click on the relevant show, and away you go!

On your device:

  1. Go to the profile button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click or tap on the button.
  3. The first item in the menu that appears is Watchlist.
  4. Click or tap on the word Watchlist.
  5. And there you will find all the shows you’ve added (as well as your Recently Watched list – a list of the things you’ve watched on Showmax most recently).
  6. Click on the one you want to watch now.

And that’s it!

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