There are lots of amazing streaming services around today, and one of the latest is Showmax. This streaming platform has gotten quite the attention of Africans due to its owners Multichoice. If you are a DStv Subscriber, you most certainly must have heard of the streaming platform Showmax because during its release period and to date, DStv advertises the platform and shows that can be streamed online using the platform.
Showmax happens to be an online Subscription video on demands that was launched in South Africa on 19 August 2015. The company is now employing a localization strategy in other to take on the established video on demand competitors with a focus on local content and their partnerships with mobile. Currently, Showmax is now competing with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Showmax is really amazing, and it came with some very interesting download features and more. A lot of users over the years has confirmed how great the platform is, and below I would be giving you details of Showmax features. they include:
As of October 2019, Showmax brought in a mobile plan at 50% of the cost of the standard subscription price. As stated by Showmax, smartphones and tablets are for a lot of individuals in Africa, the primary is not only for the window to the internet, and till now none of the top SVoD services has designed a product that was designed specifically for mobile use.
in August 2016, Showmax Launched a Bandwidth-capping tool that enables users to select from different quality levels. Subscribers can choose to select either a low bandwidth cap of 0.3 GB/hr, a medium cap of 0.7 GB/hr, or leave the data usages uncapped.
The download features allow users to download up to 25 shows or movies at a time and watch them offline on their Android and iOS devices, tablets, and smartphones. Showmax also offers a download in four different amounts in other to reduce the data required for download.
Showmax also added in August 2016, multiple profile feature including the ability to set up a child-friendly profile with four different age settings.
as of July 2020, the sports streaming service was launched on Showmax Pro and it began to roll out across 40 countries in Africa. As of June 2019, they started the test for sports live-streaming, and the new Showmax Pro service is based on the results of this. There is also a standard version of Showmax pro there
Devices the supports Showmax
Several devices support Showmax, and below, I would be stating them for you.
- Personal Computers (using web browsers)
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs (2015 and later)
- LG NetCast Smart TVs (2012 to 2014)
- Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.3 or higher
- Apple TV (4th Generation)
- Android phones and tablets running Android 4.1 or higher
- Google Cast (casting from the Showmax app for Android or iOS)
- Android media and TV devices running Android 4.1 or higher
- Hisense Vidaalite 2.0, Vidaa U2 Smart TVs (2016 and later, Africa only)
- Samsung Smart TVs (2012 and later)
- LG WebOS Smart TVs (2014 and later)
- DStv Explora (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria only)
- Apple AirPlay
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4 (South Africa only)
These are the several devices that support Showmax.