Showmax vs Showmax Pro: What Are the Differences

Earlier this month, Showmax announced a Pro version of their streaming service for streaming news, music and live sports matches from the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, and the South African PSL. The service was first launched in Kenya and Nigeria and later in Uganda at $8.99 per month for Showmax Pro Mobile and $17.99 for Showmax Pro on PC and Smart TV.


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With the much loved Live sports, Showmax brings the same Sports edge that has made DStv very popular throughout the continent. Now, instead of paying for a whole DStv bouquet with channels that you might not be interested in, sports fans now have the ability to pay only for what they want. The other difference here is that you need an active internet connection to stream your sports.

Showmax Pro comes with Mobile options just like the standard edition. Video resolution is restricted to Standard Definition(SD) while the Smart TV version supports High Definition(HD). Mobile users can only connect to their accounts on just one phone while Pro users can watch on two devices simultaneously. Showmax is not offering the 14-day free trial for its Pro packages.

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Showmax vs Showmax Pro: Comparison

Showmax vs Showmax Pro: Plans & Pricing

Local pricing is available for Kenya (Ksh 760 for Showmax, Ksh 380 Showmax mobile, and Ksh 2100 Showmax Pro, Ksh 1050 Showmax pro mobile) and Nigeria (NGN 2900 for Showmax, NGN 1450 Showmax Mobile, NGN 6300 for Showmax Pro, NGN 3200 Showmax Pro Mobile). The rest of the countries pay in USD as follows;

Showmax Mobile: $3.99
Showmax: $7.99
Showmax Pro Mobile: $8.99
Showmax Pro: $17.99

Check the table below for the summary of how Showmax and Showmax Pro compares. Do let us know if you have any further questions.

Showmax vs Showmax pro on Mobile and PC/Smart tv    
showmaxshowmax pro
showmaxshowmax mobileshowmax proshowmax pro mobile
Series, Movies, Kids's shows, documentatariesyesyesyesyes
IAAF Athletics, pro boxing, major international marathoronsyesyes
Music channels Trace Ubran, Trace Gospelyesyes
News channels; Africa news, Euronews, Newzroom Afrikayesyes
Football: all premier league, Series A, PSL and La Liga Gamesyesyes
Number of concurrent streams2121
Smartphone and tablet Appsyesyesyesyes
Smart TV, Laptop, Android TV, Apple TV Appsyesyes
Maximum video resolutionHDSDHDSD
14-day trialyesyes
Kenya priceKsh 760Ksh 380Ksh 2100Ksh 1050
Nigeria priceNGN 2900NGN 1450NGN 6300NGN 3200
Dollar pricing $7.99$3.99$17.99$8.99
*Supported Smart TVs: Samsung Tizen(2017-2020), LG WebOS(2014-2020)