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7 reasons to sign up for ShowMax’s free trial

ShowMax is offering a 7-day free trial to explore its subscription video on demand catalogue – the largest in Africa.

Subscription video on demand (SVOD) is set to become one of the major tech trends in South Africa in 2016.

By delivering TV shows and movies via the internet, SVOD services such as ShowMax are changing the way people consume video entertainment.

Rather than waiting for a show to air at a set time and having to sit through commercials, it’s now possible to pick from thousands of shows and movies and then stop, start, and pause at will.

Here are 7 great reasons to take advantage of ShowMax’s free trial:

1. Signup is quick and easy

Sign up for ShowMax Premium in 2 easy steps on the website, by either filling in your details or signing up with Facebook.

When you subscribe to ShowMax, you’ll get seven days to try out the service, which you may cancel at any time.

2. Get over 20 000 episodes of series and movies and exclusive content

ShowMax gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series, with something for everyone, from familiar favourites to the best blockbusters.

ShowMax has the rights to a number of shows, including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective, Girls, True Blood, and Entourage.

It also has a number of older HBO shows you may not see elsewhere, such as The Newsroom, The Wire, Band of Brothers, the Pacific, and Deadwood.

3. Watch it anywhere – even on TV

ShowMax can be streamed on your smart TV, in addition to your laptop, tablet or smartphone, and you can watch on two devices simultaneously on up to five registered devices.

The following devices support ShowMax:

  • Personal Computers (via web browsers)
  • Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.4 or higher
  • Apple TV (4th Generation)
  • Apple TV (2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation) via AirPlay
  • Android phones and tablets running Android 4.1.0 or higher
  • Chromecast (casting from an Android Device)
  • Samsung Smart TVs (2012 and later)
  • Samsung Tizen Smart TVs (2015 and later)
  • LG NetCast Smart TVs (2012 to 2014)
  • LG WebOS Smart TVs (2014 and later)

4. Download now, watch later

ShowMax has added the ability to download shows and movies to watch later to its app for the iPhone and iPad.

Up to a combined total of 25 TV shows and movies can be downloaded using the ShowMax app on tablets and smartphones.

Content stored on these devices is available for up to 30 days, and once viewing of a particular show or movie has started, the user has a 48-hour window to finish watching it.

Content can be downloaded more than once, and ShowMax remembers the progress of your recently watched content across devices.

That mean you can start watching on one device, then pick up where you left off on another.

5. Upgrade to a monthly subscription of only R99pm

At R99 per month, ShowMax offers one of the best-value VOD services in South Africa.

Best of all, you can pay in Rands, not USD.

ShowMax has not increased its monthly R99 subscription rate despite the changes in the Rand/Dollar exchange.

6. Upgrade without using a credit card

ShowMax vouchers are on sale in Game, Pick n Pay and CNA stores across South Africa.

Three different vouchers are available:

  • One month’s subscription for R99
  • Three months for R297
  • Six months for R594

Once purchased, the voucher is activated at the store and the voucher code can be entered into the ShowMax website, initiating your subscription.

7. Cancel online anytime

With ShowMax there are no fixed contracts, hidden fees or penalties, so you can cancel whenever you want online.

Once you have cancelled your subscription, you will continue to have access to ShowMax until the end of the billing cycle, at which point your subscription will end.

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