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Prepaid vouchers for Showmax are now available at all Makro stores nationwide. Makro joins Pick n Pay, CNA and Game stores where Showmax vouchers can be purchased.

Vouchers are available for one, three and six months.

  • Prices are R99 (one month), R297 (three months), and R594 (six months).
  • The voucher can be purchased with cash and activated at the store.
  • Once activated at the till the voucher can be captured on the Showmax website.

16 March 2016

Showmax continues to partner with local businesses to improve access to internet TV in South Africa. With prepaid vouchers now available at Makro, Game, CNA and Pick n Pay stores, this gives access to many viewers who do not have a credit card or PayPal account. Prepaid vouchers can also be bought online using eBucks.

One of the major obstacles holding back the uptake of internet TV in South Africa is the cost of internet. Which is why Showmax is partnering with internet service providers (ISPs), like Telkom, to give subscribers access to high-speed internet at an affordable price.

John Kotsaftis, General Manager at Showmax South Africa said:

“These partnerships are a big deal for us to give users a really convenient experience. The in-store vouchers are about giving subscribers more options to pay. For the ISPs it’s about looking at ways to give our users fast internet at a fair price to stream and download Showmax content.”

Through these partnerships and unique features, like the download function to overcome sporadic internet connectivity, Showmax is addressing real consumer needs in South Africa to break down the  barriers holding back the proliferation of internet TV.

“We are developing Showmax to address specific challenges in the South African market like the fact that many consumers don’t have a credit card. The same applies to the lack of internet connectivity, which is why our app supports downloads.”

About Showmax

Showmax has the largest video entertainment catalogue in Africa with over 20,000 episodes of hit TV shows and movies. It costs R99 pm and no special equipment is needed to use the service. Showmax is available on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV. To sign up visit and subscribe now to start your seven-day free trial.

Showmax is compatible with iOS and Android devices, Google Chromecast, Apple TV and AirPlay, plus Samsung and LG smart TVs.

For more information, contact:

Thomas Maree | Showmax
+27 82 781 4837

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