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How to subscribe and pay Showmax in Kenya.

Show max has been available in Kenya for sometime now, since it's launch in October 2016, months after it's close competitor Netflix set foot in the country.
Showmax offers a great entertainment opportunity, and if you would like to be part of millions who are enjoying Showmax shows worldwide, then this post gives you everything you need to know.
What is Showmax?
This is an online video streaming service provided that allows streaming and downloads of thousands of movies, documentaries,soaps and many more at a small monthly fee.
To enjoy Showmax, all you need is an internet enabled device and an active subscription.
Known as video on demand streaming services, they are an alternative to conventional TV entertainment, with various advantages which include the flexibility of watching what you want whenever and wherever you want to, without breaks or annoying adverts.
Some of renowned V.O.D providers in the world include:
Amazon prime etc.
In Kenya, apart from Showmax and Netflix, viusasa is also gaining a major following.
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How to subscribe for Showmax In Kenya.
Since this is a monthly subscription service, Showmax gives you two packages to choose from,depending on what you can afford. These are:
1.Showmax Select.
For just Ksh.330 per month, this package allows you enjoy both local and international content on up to five devices, put one at a time.
The resolution of Showmax select is 526 p,and is tailored for mobile.
2.Showmax Premium.
This package costs you Ksh.880 per month, but allows you stream on two devices simultaneously, and has a higher resolution as compared to select; up to 720 p.
How to sign up for Showmax.
To ensure that you get a feel of what you will get your self into, Showmax gives you  14 day trial period if you are a new subscriber.To get a Showmax account, follow the following simple steps:
  • Go to
  • Enter your mobile phone number
  • Click on 'SMS my trial voucher''
  • Once you receive the SMS, tap on the link on it and select 'sign up for a new showmax subscription'
  • Enter your Showmax voucher and you are good to go.
You can also sign up for Showmax Here.
Just enter your email address and password and click sign up.
Currently there is an offer were you get 3 months of Showmax premium for just Ksh.250 when you make payments through M-pesa.

 Reasons to choose showmax over its competitors.
When Netflix launched in Kenya, Dstv found itself on a tight spot, as many could not understand why Netflix was charging way cheap as compared to Dstv, yet it had lots of content.
Multi choice responded by introducing Showmax, and since they had a better understanding of the Kenyan market, ensured that Showmax had a upper hand.
These are advantages of Showmax, some of which are only unique to Kenya.
Mpesa payment option.
Many international service providers accept payments through visa card or online Monet transfer services like PayPal.
On the other hand, a lot of transactions in Kenya are done via Mpesa, and multi choice know this too we'll, that is why they accept payments through mpesa.
In order to even encourage you to pay using lipa na mpesa,Showmax has a limited offer that allows you enjoy three months premium bouquet at just Ksh.250 payable only through mpesa.
Data saver mode.
One major challenge with online streaming is the amount of data consumed.
To ensure that you can enjoy Showmax at your convenience, there is a data control feature on Showmax called bandwidth capping.
You can choose from low, medium or no capping on your streaming device, depending on the amount of data you are willing to part with.
You can also download up to 25 videos at one given time, so that you can watch offline without buffering.
Showmax supports various devices, so that you have a wide range to choose from, including android, smart TVs, Dstv exploration etc.
How to pay for your showmax subscription using M-pesa.
After the expiry of your free trial, you need to pay for your chosen bouquet to continue enjoying showmax.
There are various ways to make your payment, including PayPal.
To pay via mpesa,
  • Sign in to your Showmax account.
  • Go to your M-pesa menu, then lipa na mpesa.
  • Select paybill.
  • Enter the business number 852552.
Enter your mobile number as the account number.
Enter the amount for the bouquet you subscribed to, be it select or premium.
Enter your M-pesa pin and send.


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