In a first for video on demand platforms in Africa, Showmax is now streaming live sports. The video on demand service began piloting sports live-streaming in June 2019 in South Africa and September in Kenya.

Live sports on Showmax include live football matches from the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga, qualifiers and marathons.

Upcoming live matches this November:

  • English Premier League: Aston Villa vs Liverpool – 2 November
  • New York Marathon – 3 November
  • English Premier League: Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth – 9 November
  • English Premier League: Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 10 November
  • AFCON Qualifiers: Egypt vs Kenya – 15 November
  • AFCON Qualifiers: Kenya vs Togo – 18 November


Showmax also has extended highlights from major sporting events like the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Sport-related talk shows, movies and documentaries to stream on demand include SuperSport’s What A Weekend, EFC Premium Fights, Rugby World Cup Insights, Inside Edge, the Chester Williams Tribute, all the Rocky movies, Creed, Fighting For Life, and In Conversation with Sebastian Cole.

Sport is available to all Showmax subscribers

Live sport streaming is available to all Showmax subscribers and can be accessed on Showmax apps on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation and on smart TVs.

How to get Showmax

The new sport section is available on all Showmax apps and platforms. To get Showmax, visit

Get a Mobile Only plan for Ksh 375 to watch on phones or tablets. Pay just Ksh 750 for the standard subscription. Showmax offers a 14-day free trial period for subscribers who sign up using a credit card.