So, you have a fast fibre line or a mobile plan with plenty of gigs to burn – now all you need is a streaming service to get the binge fiesta rolling. You may be looking for a mix between your favourite local and international shows and getting this kind of content is typically hard to find on most streaming platforms.

First of all, Showmax has a slate of international series and movies – from classics like The Sopranos, HBO’s hits like Game of Thrones, comedies like Younger that’s only on Showmax, and movies including Wonder Woman and The Justice League.

If documentaries are your thing, watch controversial films like Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly, or true crime doccies like HBO’s I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter.

There’s no two ways about it, if you’re looking for a comprehensive catalogue of your favourite local shows, Showmax is the best place to find them and keeping up to date with soaps that recently aired on DStv are updated almost immediately.

Shows like The River, The Queen, or Lui Maar Op, Belinda, are available as well as reality shows like Being Bonang and My Kitchen Rules SA.

They offer a wide selection of content and getting access to their content is quite easy if you already have a DStv account. All you’d need to provide while signing up is the information for your DStv Premium account. If you don’t have an account you’re not necessarily dead in the water.

How do I get Showmax if I don’t have DStv?

  1. Go to
  2. Sign up with your email and create a password.
  3. Select a payment method to start your 14-day free trial.

Please note: you won’t be charged a cent until the trial has ended and you can cancel at any time, even during the free trial. After the trial, Showmax costs just R99 per month.

That’s all! You’re now ready to binge-watch the best series, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries with more added every week!

If you’re a DStv Premium subscriber then you get Showmax for free!

Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get Showmax for just R49 per month.

What devices can I use?

You can watch Showmax on your TV with a connected Explora, Android box, Chromecast or Apple TV, or connect via a Smart TV. You can also watch on your mobile, tablet or laptop. See the full list of devices that are compatible here.


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