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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 7 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 over 25,000 series episodes and movies
    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. Showmax has the rights to a number of shows, including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective, Girls and True Blood. It also has a number of older HBO shows you may not see elsewhere.
  3. Watch it anywhere – even on TV
    Showmax can be streamed on your smart TV, in addition to your laptop, tablet, smartphone, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.  You can also watch on two devices simultaneously with up to five registered devices.
  4. Download now, watch later
    Showmax has added the ability to download shows and movies to watch later to its app for the iPhone and iPad. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Cancel online anytime
    With Showmax, there are no fixed contracts, hidden fees or penalties, so you can cancel whenever you want online. Once you have canceled your subscription, you will continue to have access to Showmax until the end of the billing cycle, at which point your subscription will end.

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