Particularly, Showmax is an online subscription video on demand (SVOD) service which was launched in South Africa on 19 August 2015.
Type of site: Video on demand
Available in: English Language
Headquarters: South Africa
Area served: Andorra, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin,
Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa Rep,
Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany
Ghana, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Libe-
ria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Reunion,
Rwanda, Saint Helena, San Marino, Sao Tome, and Principe, Senegal, Seychelle
South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda,
United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Parent: Multichoice Group
Launched: 19 August 2015
Current status: Active
Basically, showmax is employing a localization strategy to take on established video-on-demand competitors. Also, with a focus on local content and liaising with mobile Telco’s.
Furthermore, in South Africa, the company competes with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video big time. Also, Showmax is part of Multichoice Group. Therefore, its engineering team is based in the Czech Republic. More so, is also interesting to know that Showmax offers consumers a free 14-day trial.
Particularly, in December 2015, Showmax increases its reach to audience in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Canada.
In May 2016, the visual company Expanded its works to 36 countries in Africa, taking the total number of countries in which Showmax is available to 65. Furthermore, in July 2016, Showmax gloriously passed the 10 million views milestone.
In August 2016, this year, the Showmax logo was changed from framed black and white logotype using camel case to an all lower-case logotype with added dark magenta and teal stripes.
In October 2016, it launched Showmax select and Showmax Premium in Kenya city.
Also, in January 2017, Showmax partnered with SEACOM to put caching servers in Nairobi, Kenya. Furthermore, in February 2017, it also launched in Poland city. More so, on December 2017, Saturday Night Live Polska launched.
Finally, on 31 January 2019, the company was shut down in Poland.
Features of Showmax
Particularly, the download features allow subscribers to download up to 25 shows or movies at a time. Also, watch them offline on Android and d iOS tablets and smartphones. Therefore, there are four different quality settings to reduce the amount of data required to download whatever it is.
Particularly, in August 2016, the company download launched a bandwidth-capping tool. Therefore, this allows subscribers to choose different quality levels. More so, subscribers can select either a low bandwidth cap of 0.3 GB/hr., a medium cap of 0.7 GB/hr., or leave usage uncapped.
However, in August 2016, the company added a multiple profile feature. Therefore, this includes the ability to set up child-friendly profiles with four age settings a whole.
Steps on How to add Showmax to your DStv Premium Account
- Go to www.eazy.dstv.com or click on the “Get my unique code” button above.
- Sign in to Eazy platform.
- Select my account.
- Furthermore, hit on the “Go to Showmax” and sign up for Showmax.
- Also, the subscriber will be automatically redirected to the voucher capture screen where the activation code is pre-populated, press submit.
- Accept billing and click yes.
- Finally, your subscription is now successful.
Already a Showmax Subscriber?
- If the subscriber already a credit card or PayPal subscription then go to www.eazy.dstv.com , select the “DStv offer” and your existing payment methods will automatically be paused.
- Therefore, if the subscriber should cancel his DStv premium account or are suspended by DStv, your old payment methods will apply.