Showmax has made it very easy to enjoy their wide array of TV shows, movies and documentaries from just about any device. You can use a phone, tablet, smart TV and even an Xbox.

To further sweeten the pot, two different TV shows or movies can be watched on two separate devices at the same time.

Here are the various ways to stream your favourite content on Showmax.

DStv Explora

DStv customers with a DStv Explora are able to stream Showmax onto their big-screen TV. To access Showmax on an Explora, the decoder needs to be connected to the internet, then subscribers need to press the blue DStv button on the remote, scroll to Watch Now, and select Showmax.

Existing customers will find the process of adding Showmax to their DStv subscription HERE. Once that’s done, Premium subscribers can watch Showmax for free!

Laptops and computers

Showmax is available on all laptops and computers with the following operating systems and browsers:

1. On Windows 7 or above

  • Firefox (Version 56 and above)
  • Chrome (Version 59 and above)
  • Internet Explorer 11 (only in Desktop mode)
  • Microsoft Edge (Version 25 with EdgeHTML 13)

2. On Mac OS X 10.5.8 and above

  • Safari (Version 11 and above)
  • Firefox (Version 56 and above)
  • Chrome (Version 59 and above)
  • On Linux
  • Chrome (Most recent, stable build)
  • iOS

Apple devices

You can access Showmax on Apple devices as well. Here are the ones that are supported:

  • Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.3 or higher
  • Apple TV (4th Generation) running tvOS 10.0 or higher
  • Apple TV (2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation) via AirPlay

Android devices

Showmax is available on Android devices, including these:

1. Google Chromecast
2. Android phones and tablets running Android 4.1.0 or higher.
3. Android Boxes running Android 4.1.0 or higher.
4. Safaricom Box
5. Android TV devices running Android 4.1.0 or higher that include:

  • NVIDIA Shield
  • Nexus Player
  • Sony BRAVIA
  • Sharp AQUOS
  • Philips Android TV

Smart TVs

Smart TVs are also not left behind and you can stream Showmax from these TVs:

  • Samsung Smart TVs (2012 and later)
  • Samsung Tizen Smart TVs (2015 and later)
  • LG NetCast Smart TVs (2012 to 2014)
  • LG WebOS Smart TVs (2014 and later)
  • Hisense Smart TVs (Selected models, Africa only)

Xbox One

Showmax introduced an app for the Xbox One in October 2017. The console has to be connected to the internet for you to stream Showmax.

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