Showmax 12+

Watch series, movies and PL

Showmax Africa Holdings Limited

    • Free


Stream or download international and local series, movies, kids’ shows and more. Plus, live-stream all Premier League games and all-access content on your mobile.

Trending local shows, award-winning international series, blockbuster movies, kids’ shows, ground-breaking doccies, live Premier League football on your mobile and more – everything you love to watch is on Showmax. Watch wherever you are, any time you like. Stream online or download for later and choose from multiple plan options to suit your needs. What are you waiting for?

What’s great about Showmax?
• Showmax is a subscription video on demand streaming service. Get access to extraordinary entertainment for a great-value single monthly fee.
• Stream or download award-winning local and international series, movies, kids’ shows and more.
• Live-stream every Premier League game from SuperSport on your mobile, wherever you are. Plus watch unmatched all-access content, talk shows, interviews and more.
• Watch on multiple devices and stream on up to 2 screens at the same time.
• Stream online or download to save data and watch later.
• Stream up to Full HD or save data with viewing-quality settings.
• New entertainment added weekly, always something great to watch.
• Personalised viewing experiences with individual profiles and content recommendations.
• Keep the kids safe with kids’ profiles with age-appropriate content settings.
• Get unmatched entertainment at an affordable price with multiple plan options to suit your needs.
• Pay in a way that suits you.
• Sign up online, cancel easily anytime.

Content images for illustrative purposes only. Content and functionality may vary based on plan and region. By downloading this application you agree to the Showmax Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement, available at

What’s New

Version 5.4.22

We regularly update Showmax to bring you new and improved features, bug fixes, and greater stability. Get the latest update to ensure the best possible experience. If you've got feedback, we'd love to hear it at

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
51.8K Ratings

51.8K Ratings

Hbwjnwne ,

I genuinely hate this app

It is unable to track which episodes are you watching or how far along are you in the episode. Your watch history is incorrect and not up to date. Always an episode behind. Doesn’t adapt the quality of the stream well. Also (resume or watch from start) buttons everytime you open the episode?? Even if it’s a minute ago? My TV doesn’t play this app. I have tried restarting and downloading and and , nothing works.

Wiseman056 ,

Miss the old Showmax already

As a consumer who uses Showmax daily, I hate how flawed the new one is. It feels like a downgrade. When streaming a series it freezes from time to time and will only have the audio on with a frozen picture till it catches up in real time after like 10 seconds. You have to download that episode in order to watch it properly with no glitches yet before I could stream perfectly well with no freezing. When downloading an episode of something, it does not give the option to view more information on that show, there is only an option to press play. In order to go to the last viewed episode you have to scroll all the way to the bottom and find that episode yourself unlike how the old Showmax would automatically redirect you to the last episode. As much as it gives you the option to watch the last viewed episode, sometimes we download to watch offline. Even the pixel resolution on my screen now seems darker yet it was perfectly bright before. I honestly wish I could go back.

Botswana@1 ,

Annoying shortfalls

Okay, so the presentation looks flashier - so what. They could have used the update to make some better functionality, but rather made it a bit more annoying.
- When looking at info about a show, the is NO HOME BUTTON, so you have to back track through all the shows you had been browsing through before.
- The viewing controls close too quickly, so you want to drag forward or back on the video you are left thumping away at the screen in the hope of catching the drag line quickly enough before it disappears.
- In the view-within-view mode the app just CLOSES after each episode!
- They really have traded off having some silly new avatars, against functionality. (Why did they bother? Some designer got a nice pay cheque while the IT folks got to push the project through super fast without time to try out functionality??)

App Privacy

The developer, Showmax Africa Holdings Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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