Showmax Kenya offers various subscription packages at affordable prices. Customers can sign up for a free trial to test out the service before committing to a full subscription. Showmax also offers a variety of payment options, including mobile money and credit cards. Users can access a vast library of TV shows, movies, and other exclusive content on their devices. New shows on Showmax are added weekly and you can watch them anywhere, anytime.
Showmax, similar to Netflix in Kenya, is a popular online streaming service that offers a wide variety of entertainment options for subscribers.
Showmax is available on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs. Subscribers have a choice of watching Showmax content online or can download it to watch later offline.
Showmax Packages in Kenya
Showmax offers four monthly subscription packages or plans in Kenya, namely:
- Showmax Mobile: Ksh. 300
- Showmax Standard: ksh.760
- Showmax Pro Mobile: Ksh.1,050
- Showmax Pro: Ksh. 2,100
DStv Premium subscribers can access Showmax free of charge without any additional charge.
Showmax also offers new users a 14-day free trial to try out the service before committing to a monthly subscription. This allows you to test out the service and see if it’s right for you.
Let’s now look at the differences between the above packages.
Showmax Mobile Package
When you subscribe to the mobile package, you will receive 1GB of free data from Safaricom, which is enough to stream 10 hours of movies, local, kids and international shows on the Showmax App.
This package is restricted to mobile devices, which means you can only watch or stream on a single smartphone or tablet at a time.
Showmax mobile allows you to watch a selection of TV shows and movies and does not include live sports and news channels. However, you can download shows and movies to watch later while offline.
Showmax Pro Mobile Package
With a subscription to the Pro Mobile package, you’ll receive 3GB of data from Safaricom which is sufficient for streaming up to 30 hours of live football, movies, local, kids, and international shows.
Showmax Pro Mobile is a version of Showmax Pro that can be accessed only on mobile devices. It offers the same variety of content as Showmax Pro, including movies, series, documentaries, children’s shows, live sports from SuperSport, news, and music.
This package allows for registered viewing on a single device at a time. You can also download shows for offline viewing on your mobile phone or tablet.
Showmax Standard Package
Showmax’s standard plan comes with thousands of movies and series to stream. You can register up to five devices but watch or stream on two devices at once.
With this package, you will get full access to everything on Showmax. However, the package lacks live sports and news channels available on the Showmax platform.
Showmax standard package is available for mobile devices, web browsers on computers and smart TVs.
Showmax Pro Package
Showmax Pro is a comprehensive streaming package that includes all the features of the standard plan, as well as live sports from SuperSport, live news and music channels, and access to a wide selection of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and children’s programming.
This package includes live coverage of Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Euro, and Africa Cup of Nations games.
Showmax Pro offers access to a variety of news channels including Euronews, Africanews, and Newzroom Afrika, as well as Trace Urban and Trace Gospel.
Up to five devices can be registered on each account, and users can watch on two streams or devices simultaneously, similar to the Showmax Standard package.
The Showmax Pro package costs KSh. 2,100. You can stream this package on mobile devices, computers, compatible smart TVs and free on DStv Explora decoder.
How to Sign Up for Showmax
Here’s how you can register for the Showmax online streaming service and start your 14-day trial as a new user:
- Visit the Showmax website (https://www.showmax.com/)
- Click the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner of the screen
- Enter your email address and a strong password then click Create new account
- Select the subscription package you want (Showmax Standard or Showmax Pro)
- Click the “Start your free 14-day trial” button
- Enter your personal and payment details, including your name, phone number, and payment method (Credit/Debit Card ). The MPesa option does not qualify for the 14-day free trial
- Review your subscription details and click “Sign Up”
- Confirm your email address by following the instructions in the verification email sent to you
You can also subscribe to Showmax using the Showmax mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS devices.
Simply download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and follow the prompts to sign up for a subscription.