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At Showmax, we offer a 14-day free trial to give users unlimited access to explore the entire content catalogue of over 25 000 series episodes, movies, kids shows and documentaries.

As internet prices continue to fall, video-on-demand services like Showmax will see major uptake as it becomes easier for users to get instant access to the shows they want to watch.

Here are 9 great reasons to take advantage of Showmax’s free trial:

  1. Signup is quick and easy
    Sign up for Showmax in 2 easy steps on the website, by either filling in your details or signing up with Facebook. When you subscribe to Showmax, you’ll get 14 days to try out the service, which you may cancel at anytime.
  2. Get exclusive shows first in South Africa
    Showmax brings first and exclusive series like Taboo, Younger, Harlots and Kingdom to South African viewers – and there’s more coming! Showmax gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series, with something for everyone, from familiar favourites to the best blockbusters. Plus, Showmax has the best of HBO –  it’s the only place you can stream all seasons of Game of Thrones (Season 7 launches on Showmax on 2 October!) and other amazing HBO shows like Westworld, The Night Of and Insecure.In 2017, Showmax is also launching its first original series Tali’s Wedding Diaries, featuring the actress behind SuzelleDIY in a brand-new hilarious role.
  3. The best of South African television
    If it’s local you’re after, watch everything from Boer Soek n Vrou to Saints and Sinners and South African musicians including Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Springbok Nude Girls, Karen Zoid and Jack Parow.
  4. Watch it anywhere – even on TV
    Showmax can be streamed on your smart TV, in addition to your laptop, tablet, smartphone, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Chromecast.  You can also watch on two devices simultaneously with up to five registered devices.
  5. Download now, watch later
    Showmax has added the ability to download shows and movies to watch later to its app for smartphones and tablets. Up to a combined total of 25 TV shows and movies can be downloaded using the Showmax app on tablets and smartphones. Content stored on these devices is available for up to 30 days, and once you’ve started viewing a movie or episode, you have a 48-hour window to finish watching it. Content can be downloaded more than once, and Showmax remembers the progress of your recently watched content across devices. That means you can start watching on one device, then pick up where you left off on another.
  6. Upgrade to a monthly subscription of only R99pm
    At R99 per month, Showmax offers one of the best-value SVOD services in South Africa. Best of all, you pay in Rands, not USD. It’s also simple to add your Showmax bill to your Vodacom, Telkom or DStv bill at
  7. Upgrade without using a credit card
    Showmax vouchers are on sale in Game, Makro, Pick n Pay, HiFi Corp and CNA stores across South Africa. Three different vouchers are available: One month’s subscription for R99. Three months for R297. Six months for R594. Once purchased, the voucher is activated at the store and the voucher code can be entered into the Showmax website, initiating your subscription. Or use your banking rewards points by purchasing an online voucher.
  8. Cancel online anytime
    With Showmax, there are no fixed contracts, hidden fees or penalties, so you can cancel whenever you want. Once you’ve signed up for the free trial, you’ll only be charged once the trial period expires. If you cancel before the trial expires, you won’t be charged a cent. Once you have cancelled your subscription, you will continue to have access to Showmax until the end of the billing cycle, at which point your subscription will end.
  9. Get great deals with Showmax partners
    Showmax is constantly working with partners to make getting and using Showmax easier. The brand-new Telkom Lit offer gives you the option to stream unlimited video from Showmax when signing up for a FreeMe 5GB, 10GB or Unlimited Contract. Stream as much as you like without using your data bundle!Or, check out Vodacom’s new video bundles designed specifically for Showmax. Video Bundles can be purchased via the USSD string *111#.

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