Showmax Slashes Prices for Showmax Mobile Across Africa

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Showmax is a new streaming platform from Multichoice providing access to live sports and afro-centric content at a fraction of a cost compared to DSTV.

The good news, however, is mobile subscribers across the continent will pay on average 20% less for access to the full Showmax catalog on a single mobile device.  

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Speaking about the price change, Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for Connected Video, says,

“We know that consumers are under pressure at the moment and we believe this change will be appreciated by our mobile customers as will the decision not to increase any of our other prices. We have our most exciting slate of Showmax Originals this year and look forward to more of our subscribers enjoying our proudly African stories.” 

Here are the revamped new prices for Showmax mobile across Africa;

 Showmax Mobile WAS Showmax Mobile NOW Showmax Pro Mobile 
South Africa R49   R39 R225 
Kenya KSh 380    KSh 300 KSh 1050 
Nigeria  NGN 1450     NGN 1200 NGN 3200 
Ghana GHC 22.99  GHC 16.99 GHC 59.99 
Uganda UGX  15 200   11,499 UGX 33,600 UGX 
Rest of Africa USD  3.99 USD 2.99 USD 8.99 

Showmax Content in 2021

So far this year, the company has already released four originals;

  1. The follow-up to the very popular Tali’s Wedding Diary, Tali’s Baby Diary.
  2. The small-town psychological thriller DAM, the Kenyan police procedural Crime, and Justice, a co-production with CANAL+.
  3. Reality series I Am LAYCON, Nigeria’s first originals, featuring Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon.  

Other Originals on the way in 2021 include the Cape Flats, neo-noir murder mystery, Skemerdans. Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s reality series Uthando Lodumo. A second co-production with CANAL+, Blood Psalms, an epic series based on ancient African mythology and its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island.  

READ ALSO: Showmax vs Showmax Pro: What Are the Differences

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Showmax Plans

The mobile version of Showmax and Showmax Pro are designed for users who only watch on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. 

Standard versions are ideal for subscribers who use more than one device to watch, like a laptop or computer, or a smart TV, or for families who want to stream two shows concurrently. 

The Pro plan bundles the existing entertainment offering with music channels, news, and live sports streaming from SuperSport. Live sport featured includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons. 

Showmax price slash

Showmax Pro also includes a selection of live news channels, such as SABC News (South Africa only), Euronews, Africanews, and Newzroom Afrika. 

Feature Mobile Only Standard 
Video quality Standard Definition (SD) High Definition (HD) 
Which devices? Smartphones & tablets Smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, media players, and gaming consoles 
Number of streams 1 stream 2 devices can stream at the same time 
Number of devices Mobile only is limited to one registered device. Up to 5 devices can be registered, with 2 able to stream at the same time 
Catalogue Full access to everything on Showmax/Showmax Pro. Full access to everything on Showmax/Showmax Pro. 
Casting No Yes 

Streaming is the future of visual content. Netflix has dominated the space for so long. Now, Mulitichoice wants a piece of the pie with the introduction of Showmax. It’s a gamble that might work for them being that they bundle the most in-demand content of live sports.

For now, let us know in the comment section if you have been using the service and your honest opinions about showmax.


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