Relive your favourite TV moments

By Drum Digital
20 July 2015

Over 25 000 series, movies and documentaries that range from the brand-new collection The Best Of Mzansi (including the first four seasons of drama series Rockville with Connie and Shona Ferguson) all the way back in time to 1985 Sepedi drama series Bophelo Ke Semphekgo (with legendary actor Patrick Shai) and paranormal isiZulu drama Hlala Kwabafileyo from 1990 (featuring Don Mlangeni).

Do you ever wish you could watch some of your favourite shows and just reminisce? Now you can, with internet streaming service Showmax! It makes everything super-easy for you, and the best part is you can watch it as and when you want, from your desktop, your phone, at home, en route to and from work, on a flight or when the holidays come. And Showmax is perfect for these chilly winter nights, when you and your loved ones can get settled on the couch for an awesome mix of new and old series, movies and documentaries.

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What you will need for it to work

Showmax is free to test – you sign up for their 14-day free trial at Showmax.com and get instant access to their catalogue of over 25 000 titles.

Showmax is adding content to its library every week and they’ve got everything from local Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya and iconic horror drama Lesilo Rula from 1979, through to exclusive episodes of cage-fighting action show Kingdom.

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You can access Showmax on your smartphone, tablet, computer and smart TV – whatever suits your mood. It’s as simple as creating your account and downloading the free app that will help you download content.

If you like what you see, your Showmax subscription will cost you R99 each month (you can get monthly subscription vouchers at selected Pick n Pay, CNA and other retail stores) or you can use your credit or debit card and be debited every month that you keep the Showmax service. You can also add your Showmax subscript to your DStv account every month.

If you’re not happy, cancel your trial or subscription whenever you want – it’s as simple as clicking the “cancel” button. There is no cancellation fee or re-connection fee (you can have your subscription for a month, cancel and then come back a few months later without hassle).

How to watch shows on Showmax

Not streaming from Wi-Fi at home? Not a problem – download your content from any Wi-Fi Hotspot and watch it later. And the shows aren’t data intensive, thanks to the four quality settings. On the lowest quality (480p), you can get up to 15 episodes of a 30-minute sitcom using less than 1GB of data.

You can download up to 25 titles or episodes at a time and keep them on your device for up to 30 days. After that, they automatically disappear. Once you press play, you have 48 hours to watch the full show before it disappears too – but you can watch it as many times as you like in that period, which makes it perfect for little ones who don’t mind repeats.

So what all does Showmax have in their library?

Over 25 000 series, movies and documentaries that range from the brand-new collection The Best Of Mzansi (including the first four seasons of drama series Rockville with Connie and Shona Ferguson) all the way back in time to 1985 Sepedi drama series Bophelo Ke Semphekgo (with legendary actor Patrick Shai) and paranormal isiZulu drama Hlala Kwabafileyo from 1990 (featuring Don Mlangeni). Plus there’s huge international series like Game of Thrones (Showmax has the first six seasons) and sport and music doccies like Khuli Chana: Picking Up The Pieces and reality show The Hustle with AKA.

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What are you waiting for? Sign-up for your free 14-day Showmax trial today and start streaming right away!

Sign-up process

  1. Visit Showmax.com
  2. Click “try it for free for 14 days” and create your account.
  3. If you’re using a credit card, you will be asked to enter your details even though the trial is free – if you want to keep the service after the 14-day trial expires, you won’t need to enter your details again. You won’t be debited a cent if you cancel within the 14 days.

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