Last updated on Jan 26th, 2021 at 09:53 am

So you’ve heard about internet TV but aren’t sure if it’s for you?

With internet TV, you get access to an enormous library of exclusive series, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries. All you need is an internet connection and the right device – like a smart TV, laptop, tablet, smartphone or DStv Explora.

As internet prices continue to fall, services like Showmax will see major uptake as it becomes easier for users to get instant access to the shows they want to watch.

Showmax offers a 14-day free trial – get yours at

8 reasons to take advantage of Showmax’s free trial:


1. Sign-up is quick and easy

Sign up for Showmax in two easy steps on the website, by filling in your details or signing up with Facebook.

2. Get hot new local and international shows

Showmax brings exclusive series like Taboo, Younger, Harlots and Kingdom to South African viewers first. Plus, get access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series, from the best of HBO (Game of Thrones Season 7 launches on Showmax on 2 October!) to Boer Soek ‘n Vrou to Saints and Sinners to kids’ favourites like Barbie and Paw Patrol.



Showmax is launching its first original series Tali’s Wedding Diaries later this year, featuring the actress behind SuzelleDIY.

3. Watch it anywhere – even on TV

Stream Showmax on smart TVs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV, Xbox One and Google Chromecast. Watch on two devices simultaneously.

4. Download now, watch later

Download up to 25 shows and movies to watch on the Showmax app for smartphones and tablets. Once downloaded, watch offline, no internet needed!

5. Upgrade to a monthly subscription of only R99pm

At R99 per month, Showmax offers one of the best-value SVOD services in SA. Add your Showmax account to your Vodacom, Telkom or DStv bill at

6. Upgrade without using a credit card

Showmax vouchers are on sale in Game, Makro, Pick n Pay, HiFi Corp and CNA stores. Enter your voucher code on the Showmax website to start your subscription. Or use FNB eBucks and earn Absa Rewards to purchase an online voucher.

7. Cancel online anytime

There are no fixed contracts, hidden fees or penalties – cancel whenever you want.

8. Get great deals with Showmax partners

Showmax works with partners to make getting and using Showmax easier. The brand-new Telkom LIT offer lets you stream unlimited video when signing up for FreeMe contracts for over 5GB.

Or, check out Vodacom’s new video bundles designed for Showmax.

Don’t have Showmax yet? Start your 14-day free trial