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You’ve heard a rumour that DStv customers get special treatment from Showmax. And you know what? The rumours are true – DStv customers get big savings on Showmax subscriptions, as well as added convenience. Here’s how.

DStv Premium subscribers

DStv Premium customers get Showmax bundled in with the cost of their Premium subscription. This means they get unlimited access to the massive catalogue of movies, series, kids’ shows and documentaries on Showmax at zero extra cost.

They get Showmax on their DStv Explora (read our guide) as well as on up to 5 different devices that connect to the internet, from smartphones to PCs to tablets.

Read more about the Premium offer here.

DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers

For only R49 per month, DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get unlimited access to the full Showmax catalogue of over 35 000 series episodes, documentaries, kids’ shows and movies. That’s a saving of R50 (Showmax normally costs R99 per month) and a whole whack more entertainment.

Like DStv Premium customers, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers also get Showmax on their Explora (stream directly onto your big-screen TV! Find out how here) as well as five other devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles and PCs – pretty much anything that can connect to the internet.

This offer is also valid until 31 March 2019.

Read more about the Compact offer here.

DStv Family, DStv Access and DStv EasyView subscribers

While there is no monetary saving on a Showmax subscription for Family, Access and EasyView subscribers, there is a tool for added convenience. If you have one of these DStv subscriptions plus a Showmax account, and pay your DStv account via debit order, you can add your R99 Showmax subscription to your DStv account and only pay one bill per month. This will mean paying your DStv and Showmax subscription at once, in a single debit order, so you won’t have any nasty surprises and won’t have to set calendar reminders at the end of every month to make payment.

How do I get these offers?

Whether you’re a DStv Premium subscriber looking to get Showmax for no added cost, a Compact or Compact Plus subscriber wanting to pay only R49 per month for Showmax, or a Family, Access or EasyView subscriber wanting the added convenience of paying for DStv and Showmax all at once, there’s only one thing you need to do:

Add Showmax to your DStv account

Simply being a Showmax and DStv subscriber isn’t enough to get these offers – you have to add Showmax to your DStv account. Here’s how:

I’m not yet a Showmax subscriber
  1. Go to www.showmax.com.
  2. Sign up to Showmax with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  5. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  6. Enter your South African ID number.
  7. Confirm your mobile phone number. A one-time pin (OTP) will be SMSed to this number to verify your account.
  8. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!
I’m a Showmax subscriber but haven’t added it to my DStv account yet
  1. Go to www.showmax.com and sign in.
  2. Go to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  4. Enter your South African ID number.
  5. Confirm your mobile phone number. A one-time pin (OTP) will be SMSed to this number to verify your account.
  6. Enter the OTP and accept the T&Cs. Your entire family can start watching Showmax on up to 5 devices.
  7. Get watching!
I’m a Showmax subscriber but I’ve added my subscription to another partner’s bill. Help!
  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through one of our partners (e.g. bank, cellphone network), you may not see all the normal payment options available to you on the Showmax website’s payment screen.
  2. To cancel this type of subscription, contact the company that is billing you for Showmax (we unfortunately do not have access to their billing systems).
  3. Once this is done, you will be able to see the full list of payment options available on the payment screen on the Showmax website. (This is where other partners that allow you to add Showmax to your billing with them will appear.)
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  5. Enter your South African ID number.
  6. Confirm your mobile phone number. A one-time pin (OTP) will be SMSed to this number to verify your account.
  7. Get watching!

What do I get with Showmax?

  • Over 35 000 of the best series episodes, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries, with more added every week!
  • Watch your favourite shows anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. All you need is the internet.
  • Download the best shows to watch offline using the Showmax app on your phone or tablet. (Queues, flights and road trips will never be the same again.)
  • Watch on two different screens at the same time. Share Showmax with your loved ones.
  • Thousands of shows for the kids with Kids Profiles available for fun and safe viewing.

Get Showmax for R49 now »

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