Showmax is not a TV channel or a DStv channel.
It is an internet TV service that gives you instant access to over 35 000 series, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries via the Showmax app.
Showmax is available via the internet on your phone, tablet, laptop, gaming console, smart TV, connected DStv Explora, as well as via the DStv Now app.
Where to find Showmax on DStv
The easiest ways to watch Showmax on your TV are either through a smart TV or connected DStv Explora.
Getting Showmax on your Explora is simple:
- Sign up for Showmax at Showmax.com (just R99 per month, or zero cost if you’re a DStv Premium subscriber. Here’s how to add it to your DStv Premium account »)
- Connect your DStv Explora to the Internet.
- Binge on the biggest online entertainment collection in Africa.
To access Showmax on an Explora, the decoder needs to be connected to the internet, then just press the blue DStv button on your remote, scroll to Watch Now, and select Showmax.
Watching Showmax on your regular TV
You don’t need a smart TV or DStv to watch Showmax on your TV, however.
There are other inexpensive alternatives as well, such as connecting your laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable or plugging your smartphone or tablet straight into the TV.
Showmax has also launched apps for the Xbox One and the PS4, which means you can watch Showmax on your TV through your gaming console.
Other inexpensive solutions include media-streaming devices, such as Apple TV, Chromecast or an Android TV set-top box, which allow you to access content from the Showmax app on your TV.
What is there to watch on Showmax?
In addition to multiple seasons of HBO series like Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Vikings and Grey’s Anatomy, Showmax launched its first Original series – Tali’s Wedding Diary – in December and has nabbed some excellent international series first in South Africa including Mr Robot S3, HBO’s the Deuce and Younger S1-S4.
Take a look at the First on Showmax playlist for more:
For more information and to sign up, visit the official Showmax website.