How to pay for Showmax and Showmax Pro with MTN Momo

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MultiChoice Uganda has entered a partnership with MTN Uganda and will now offer MTN MoMo as a payment method for Showmax and Showmax Pro subscriptions. Up until this moment, one needed a credit/debit card, Paypal account, or a voucher/ promo code to pay for Showmax.

Showmax is one of the few internet-based Video on Demand (V.O.D) services based in Africa offering thousands of hours of Afrocentric and international TV shows, movies, series and live sport. It’s available in over 70 countries and works on smartphones, PCs, tablets and smart TVs.

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Forgive the analogy, but the best way to describe Showmax is to call it Africa’s own homegrown Netflix contender. Showmax offers something Netflix doesn’t; All 380 English Premier League games, Serie A, La Liga Santander, French and Us Open tournaments, Tour de France, documentaries and news channels.

In Uganda, Showmax has been operating under the radar for a while now. Being the mobile money hub that it is, Ugandans transact less with credit/debit cards or Paypal. The addition of MTN mobile money will go a ways in netting a whole new clientele.

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Showmax plans on offer

View PlatformShowmax PlanCost
1 Device (Mobile only)Showmax (General Entertainment)UGX 15,200
Showmax Pro (General Entertainment, Sports)UGX 33,600
5 DevicesShowmax (General Entertainment)UGX 30,200
Showmax Pro (General Entertainment, Sports)UGX 67,200

Showmax offer two plans; the standard Showmax plan and Showmax Pro. These are further segmented depending on your needs. The difference between the two is that Showmax Pro includes live sport from SuperSport.

As for cost, Showmax starts from $3.99 (UGX 15,200) per month to stream or download series, movies, Showmax Originals and kids’ shows. MultiChoice throws in a free 14-day trial as you make up your mind. Showmax Pro will set you back $8.99 (UGX 33,600) for Supersport, news and more on top of what you get with Showmax.

How to pay for Showmax using MTN mobile money

  • Visit the Showmax website:
  • Choose a plan (Select Discover Showmax or Discover Showmax Pro)
  • Tap on View all plans
  • Choose a plan segment (Showmax/Pro at $3.99/$8.99 for 1 device or $7.99/$17.99 for 5 devices.
  • Enter your email address and password and tap on signup
  • Select Pay with MTN Momo as a payment method
  • Enter your MTN phone number
  • Tick the ‘I’m not a robot’ box and tap on ‘Send One Time Pin’

The plans supporting only 1 device offer a 14-day free trial. This is only on your smartphones, though. When more devices come into play, the free trial is scrapped. Because obviously, you mean business.

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