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What devices can I use?

Your Showmax subscription lets you watch on two devices at the same time and you can register up to five devices to watch on.

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Why do shows leave Showmax?

It’s frustrating when a series or movie you’ve been watching on Showmax isn’t available any more. So why does this happen?

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Have an idea for a Showmax Original?

Do you have an idea that you think could be the next Tali’s Wedding Diary, or a worthy successor to The Girl From St Agnes? Here’s how to submit an unsolicited proposal for a Showmax Original.

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How to download series to watch during loadshedding

Don’t let load shedding leave you with nothing to do. Stay entertained with the Showmax app and download your favourite shows to watch offline.

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Showmax is now available on the DStv Explora in Kenya

DStv subscribers in Kenya can now watch Showmax on their big-screen TV via an internet-connected Explora.

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5 Showmax hacks to maximise your holiday viewing

Are you ready for a full Showmax experience? These hacks, tricks and tips are our gift to you.

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8 ways we have upped our game

Over the last few years at Showmax, we’ve made some big improvements.

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How to watch Showmax on the new smart TV app

If you have a Samsung Tizen smart TV, you may have noticed that there’s a new Showmax app in town. Here’s why you should upgrade, and how to use it.

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What happens to Showmax when I downgrade my DStv subscription?

No matter what your new or current DStv subscription is, there’s no question that you’ll be able to keep Showmax. Here’s how it works.

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How do I get Showmax?

Here’s how to sign up to stream the latest HBO shows, exclusive series, boxsets of familiar favourites, local gems and a huge range of kids’ shows on multiple devices at home or on the go, with Showmax.

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Does Showmax use data with DStv?

Yes, Showmax does use data when you watch it on your connected DStv Explora. Here’s how to connect your Explora to Wi-Fi to allow you to watch Showmax directly on your TV.

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Does Showmax have sport?

While Showmax does not have live sport, the sport documentaries on the platform will keep football, cricket and rugby fans entertained in-between games.

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Does Showmax have subtitles?

Yes, Showmax does have subtitles for the best series and movies, and they’re in English. Unfortunately, not every single show will have subtitles.

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How to get Showmax without having DStv

You don’t have to be a DStv customer to get Showmax. This is how easy it is to subscribe to Showmax. Start watching the best series and movies now!

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How does Showmax work with DStv Premium?

Want to get Showmax at no extra cost as a DStv Premium subscriber but aren’t quite sure how … or why? Your questions, answered!

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How to add Showmax to DStv Compact

DStv Compact and Compact Plus customers simply need to add Showmax to their DStv bill to enjoy the full Showmax catalogue for only R49 per month. Here’s how.

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How to watch Showmax on your phone

Watch the best series and movies anywhere using the Showmax app. You can even download shows to watch offline.

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How do I watch Showmax on DStv?

You’ve heard about Showmax and now you want to try it for yourself? Here’s what you need to know.

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The beginner’s guide to streaming

Whether you’re looking to listen to the latest chart-topping music or want to watch series and movies wherever and whenever you want without ads, streaming services are the way to go. And thankfully, South African consumers now have plenty of options to choose from.

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Get a FREE Android TV with Telkom’s UNLIMITEDhome package

Turn your TV into a smart-streaming machine and watch your favourite shows on Showmax.

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Where to buy Showmax vouchers

Don’t want to use a credit card to pay for Showmax? No stress, you can buy a voucher online or at one of these stores using cash.

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Got a Showmax account question?

We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about your Showmax account.

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What is a Telkom LIT_TV box?

Stream your favourite series and movies from Showmax and more straight to your TV with the Telkom LIT_TV box.

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Need help managing your data for streaming video?

Have you just added Showmax to your Compact or Compact Plus bill to get full access to the catalogue for only R49 per month? If you have any concerns about your data costs, here are some tips and tricks to keep them as low as possible.

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