For those who don’t know it yet, Showmax is an internet TV service that gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series. There’s something for everyone, from familiar favourites to the biggest blockbusters.
It’s available on multiple devices so you can enjoy the best entertainment at home or on the move, on your laptop, smartphone, tablet and even smart TV!
What could be more exciting than that?!
But based on questions on social media, it seems a good number of Kenyans don’t know how to get Showmax. They want to join the craze and watch shows at their own luxury but don’t know how to do it.
Read on for the three quick and simple steps to getting Showmax on your screen today!
To get started on Showmax, you’ll need three basic things:
2. An internet connection
3. Compatible device(s)
1. A Subscription
When you go to the Showmax website at www.showmax.com, you’ll be welcomed by a simple homepage that is very easy to follow.
Click the pink “Get Showmax Now” button, and you will be redirected to sign up for Showmax, either using your email address or with your Facebook account.
Once you sign up, you will be asked to enter your payment details.
You can pay via M-Pesa, Visa or PayPal.
If you choose to sign up for recurrent billing, you’ll get 14 days to try out the service for free!
And the great thing is that there are no fixed contracts, hidden fees or penalties. You can cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s easy to do so online. Once you’ve cancelled your subscription, you will continue to have access to Showmax until the end of the billing cycle, at which point your subscription will end.
2. An Internet Connection
To watch internet TV, of course, you have to have internet. But don’t panic. The amount of money you spend on data is determined by how much you watch, and the video quality you choose.
Plus, Showmax’s data usage calculator will help you work out your data spend, making it easy to budget for.
The video below gives instructions on how to cap your bandwidth to limit data use under the app settings menu. A recommended minimum speed is 2 megabits per second. However, a faster speed will give you the best experience.
3. Compatible devices
Showmax is available on smart TVs, laptops (via browsers), tablets, smartphones, Apple TVs (4th Generation), AirPlay (for 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TVs) and Google Chromecast.
Simply download the app for free from the app store on your device (remember that if you’re using a laptop you don’t need the app – just go to www.showmax.com in your browser). Once the app is installed, sign in.
And then you’re ready to start watching!
But what if a member of your family wants to watch something at the same time as you on your Showmax subscription?
No problem! Showmax lets you watch your favourite show on your own device, and they can watch theirs on their device, at the same time, using the same subscription. This is possible for two devices simultaneously, and you’re able to register up to five different devices on one subscription.
Got any more questions? Struggling to sign up? Check out the FAQ section on www.showmax.com to see if there’s an answer there. If not, send an email to the able team at Showmax at [email protected], or go to their Facebook page.
ShowMax is an internet TV service that gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series. There’s something for everyone, from familiar favorites to the best blockbusters. It’s available on multiple devices so you can enjoy the best entertainment at home or on the move.