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Showmax is an internet TV service. For a single monthly fee, get all-you-can-eat access to a huge online catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries. Start and stop when you want. No ads. Cancel anytime - there’s no contract.

Stream Showmax using apps for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. Showmax also works with Chromecast and AirPlay. Manage data consumption using the bandwidth capping feature. No internet? No problem - download up to 25 shows to smartphones and tablets to watch later offline.

Showmax was born in 2015 and is part of the Naspers group. Showmax is currently available in more than 70 countries. For a free, no-risk trial, visit

For press queries please contact:

Richard Boorman
Head of Communications

Showmax Timeline

  • Aug 2015
  • Showmax launched in South Africa
  • Dec 2015
  • Partnerships with Samsung, FNB’s eBucks, and Telkom
  • Downloads added to Android app
  • Vouchers introduced into Pick n Pay stores
  • Jan 2016
  • Partnership with MWEB
  • Showmax named Stuff Magazine’s App of the Year
  • Downloads added to iOS
  • Feb 2016
  • Vouchers introduced to Game and CNA stores
  • Mar 2016
  • AirPlay support added to iOS
  • Chromecast support added to Android app
  • Vouchers introduced to Makro
  • Apple TV (4th gen) app launched
  • Apr 2016
  • Vouchers introduced to Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp
  • May 2016
  • Bandwidth capping introduced across all apps
  • Showmax expands to 36 more countries in Africa, taking total to 65   countries world-wide
  • Jun 2016
  • Showmax added to DStv Explora decoder
  • Jul 2016
  • 10 million views milestone
  • Aug 2016
  • Profiles launched
  • Showmax International launched
  • Logo revised
  • Sep 2016
  • 20 million views milestone
  • Oct 2016
  • Showmax Select launched in Kenya
  • M-PESA payment integration in Kenya
  • Add to bill introduced with Vodacom
  • Standard Bank uCount rewards partnership
  • Nov 2016
  • Peering agreement with NAPAfrica
  • Vodacom VOD agreement announced
  • Dec 2016
  • Android TV app launched
  • Jan 2017
  • Partnership with SEACOM in East Africa
  • Feb 2017
  • Showmax launched in Poland
  • May 2017
  • Deal with Polish mobile network Play
  • Showmax added to T-Mobile Poland uncapped video product
  • Jun 2017
  • Filming starts on 1st Showmax Original series, Tali's Wedding Diary
  • Partnership with Vodafone Ghana launched
  • Aug 2017
  • Free Wi-Fi partnership with VAST Networks
  • Xbox One app launched
  • Sep 2017
  • Showmax free to DStv Premium customers in South Africa
  • Oct 2017
  • PS4 app launched in South Africa

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