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How to add Showmax to DStv Compact and save 50%

Showmax is offering DStv Compact subscribers the chance to save R50 on their Showmax subscription by adding Showmax to their monthly DStv bill. Accessing this new offer is easy – either link your Showmax account to your DStv account – or sign up to Showmax if you haven’t already – and then follow the steps below.

For R49 a month, customers get full access to everything on Showmax – including the Showmax original series Tali’s Wedding Diary, the best of HBO, local shows like Becoming Mrs Jones, Radio Raps and firsts that include SMILF, The Deuce and the Young Pope.

How to add Showmax to your DStv account if you’re already a Showmax subscriber

If you have a credit card, cheque card or PayPal subscription, simply login to your Showmax account and change your payment method to “DStv add to account”.

  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.

How to add Showmax to your DStv account if you’re not 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.

What to do if you’ve already added your Showmax account to another partner’s bill

  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through another partner (eg your bank or 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 (Showmax does 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.

How to watch Showmax if you’re a DStv subscriber but don’t have an Explora

DStv subscribers don’t need Exploras to enjoy Showmax. Simply follow the steps above to sign up and add Showmax to your DStv account, and then start watching on an Internet-connected device.

You can also watch on a smartphone or tablet by downloading the Showmax app – choosing to stream or to download shows to watch offline later. Otherwise, you can access Showmax on the web browser of your computer or laptop.

What to watch when you’re all set up

Look out for international series that launched first on Showmax, including SMILF, The Deuce, Mr Robot, Harlots and Younger. Plus catch hit HBO series like Insecure, The Wire, Ballers, Billions, and Game of Thrones. Check out the full catalogue here.

Tali’s Wedding Diary (Showmax Original)

Showmax launched their first Showmax Original in December and have more in the pipeline.

When it comes to local, Showmax has some of the best of South African television.

iNumber Number 

Last year, Showmax was the co-producer of iNumber Number and all episodes of the hit series are available to stream.

Becoming Mrs Jones

The Tribe

The Forgotten Kingdom

Cassper Nyovest: Fill Up the Dome

Wonderboy for President

Point of Order

Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene

Pretville

Die Ontwaking

Snaaks Genoeg

For more information and to sign up for Showmax, visit the Showmax website.

This article was published in partnership with Showmax.

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