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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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No power? Download and watch offline

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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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 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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Your guide to Showmax and the DStv Explora

Got questions about using Showmax with your DStv Explora? We answer them all right here!

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How to download with Showmax: everything you need to know

We answer your questions about downloading shows to watch offline.

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Adding Showmax to DStv Compact or Compact Plus: your payment FAQs answered

Got a payment query about adding Showmax to your DStv Compact or Compact Plus subscription? We’ve got your back. Here are your most common questions answered.

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Ready, set, stream!

Got fibre internet at home? Here are five ways to access streaming video over your fibre connection.

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How to stream movies and series online

A beginner’s guide to streaming your favourite series and movies on Showmax, and why you should.

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Cheaper than a cup of coffee: internet TV costs less than you think

Did you know that you can now get internet TV for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day?

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How to watch Mzansi Magic online

With a bumper line-up of Mzansi Magic (and kykNET and VIA) shows, for South Africans both abroad and at home, Showmax delivers your local series fix.

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