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What is Showmax, and how can I watch it?

Showmax launched in South Africa in 2015 to rival the major streaming contenders in their region, Netflix and Amazon Prime. With its unique delivery of on-demand programming, a strategy heavy in local content, it also delivers plenty of western-culture series and movies for a truly broad-ranging appeal.

You can watch everything from your favourite box-set binges to regional and Hollywood movies, sports, news and documentaries, and in over 60 countries too.

With live sports streaming being a huge draw for many subscribers, Showmax started to deliver a broad selection of sports content in conjunction with SuperSport under their Showmax Pro banner. At ZAR 449 (UK £22.40), it’s great value, as it features all English Premier League matches, Serie A, LaLiga and PSL games. And that’s not all—there are plenty of other sporting events to access, as well as additional live news and music channels thrown into the mix, to make it even more attractive.

You’d be hard-pushed to find this mix of unique local, regional, and international content anywhere else. Showmax offers something that other services don’t, and with that in mind, we thought we’d open up the gates so everyone can watch it—wherever in the world they are.

How can I watch Showmax with StreamLocator?

StreamLocator provides its users with the virtual South African location they need to access the Showmax servers. With Showmax operating such sophisticated systems, detecting so many VPN and proxy routing services, it's becoming harder than ever to watch the South African Showmax content.

With our innovative workaround, we’re one of the few providers who can unlock the door to their fantastic and unique content.

No complicated settings or software installation required

StreamLocator makes it easier than ever to access geo-blocked content.

We decided that we wanted our system to be as simple as possible for our subscribers, so we looked at the existing systems and took out all the parts we didn’t like.

For starters, by using our smart hub, you don’t have to download any software, plug-ins or apps to your devices. With VPN and Smart DNS services, you have to download and install their software to every device you plan to watch your new channels on.

Next, our system is always on and working in the background. With VPN/DNS software and apps, you have to remember to switch them on and then to choose the best-bet country for your connection.

And that brings us to our third major advantage. Our smart hub automatically picks your best connection without you knowing it's doing it. Unless the service has multiple locations, such as Netflix, Prime, and a few others, we connect you automatically. For those services with alternative options, there’s a simple dropdown in your StreamLocator portal to pick the one you want.

If that wasn’t enough, and because our smart hub works in tandem with your WiFi router, it automatically covers the devices that VPN and Smart DNS can’t. Closed systems, like many Smart TVs, don’t have an app to utilise as a bypass. With StreamLocator, that isn’t a problem. That makes it ideal for every Internet-enabled device: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, games consoles, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Mac and PC desktops and laptops—we’ve got them all covered.

And finally, we won’t limit your connections to a small handful. We’ll support as many as you need for everyone in your household. Even if each person wants to connect to a service in a different country, we’ll connect them all seamlessly and with no limits.

How to watch Showmax from outside South Africa

To get around the geo-location tracking blocks Showmax has in place, you have to find a way to appear as though you’re in South Africa. With such effective blocking tech in place, it’s becoming tougher than ever to break through their systems.

StreamLocator is one of the remaining services that has the know-how and technical ability to guarantee your connection. Our virtual location convinces Showmax that you’re exactly where they need you to be and allows you to watch their shows and movies.

How to register for Showmax from outside South Africa

With your new virtual location in place, registering for Showmax is straightforward. They accept various payment methods, including PayPal and most mobile wallet services, so activating a subscription shouldn’t be a challenge wherever you are.

Another bonus of choosing Showmax is their pricing. Their basic monthly subscription is only ZAR 99 (under UK £5) and ZAR 449 (UK £22.40) for their Showmax Pro option. If that isn’t low enough for you, they offer half-price rates for their mobile-specific plans.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch Showmax from outside South Africa?

Once upon a time, VPN and Smart DNS systems were the only effective ways to combat geo-location blocks. Now, with streamers becoming more adept in spotting and blocking them, viewers are looking for more reliable systems.

What makes StreamLocator different is that it doesn’t solely rely on one technology. Our smart hub communicates with each streamer’s servers to find out the best way of bypassing their blocks and picks the best way to carry that out.

And, in almost all cases, it does it without you even knowing.

How to unblock Showmax

Our plug-and-play system really is as simple as we say it is. When you receive your StreamLocator smart hub, plug it into your WiFi router—any input will do—and, once you’ve activated your subscription, you’ll see a new option in your WiFi networks: STREAMLOCATOR.

Select that instead of your regular WiFi option, and that’s it! You’re covered.

We told you it was easy.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch Showmax for free?

Showmax needs its income from subscriptions to operate, so we support their incredible value options. What we don’t think is fair, though, is that their content is limited to specific locations, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.

Showmax Originals in South Africa

  • Skemerdans
  • Temptation Island South Africa
  • Tali’s Baby Diary
  • DAM
  • Crime and Justice
  • The Real Housewives of Durban
  • Tali’s Wedding Diary
  • Rogue
  • Lebo M – Coming Home
  • Blood Psalms
  • Life with Kelly Khumalo
  • Rage
  • Somizi & Mohale: The Union
  • Lockdown
  • Grassroots
  • The Girl From St. Agnes
  • Trippin with Skhumba

Popular TV shows on Showmax in South Africa

  • Love Island South Africa
  • Comedy Nites
  • Judging Matters
  • The Station
  • Rockville
  • Date My Family: Kenya
  • Stori Yanu
  • Five Days
  • House of Saddam
  • The Victim
  • Dream
  • Borderline
  • Pandora
  • Nigerian Idol
  • Hightown
  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
  • Sol Family
  • Allen v Farrow
  • Sankofa
  • Tali’s Baby Diary
  • Inside Out
  • Utopia Falls
  • Dede
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Party of Five

Popular movies on Showmax in South Africa

  • Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
  • Western Stars
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Wild Rose
  • Carol
  • Brooklyn
  • Burden
  • Swirl
  • At the Heart of Gold
  • Official Secrets
  • Misbehaviour
  • Big Time Adolescence
  • 12 Bridges
  • Room
  • Don Jon
  • The Beguiled
  • Light of my Life
  • VFW
  • Cartel: The Genesis
  • Scarface
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Daniel Isn’t Real
  • No Hiding Here
  • The Hunt
  • Little Problems