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Welcome to Showmax

Everyone's Anywhere TV.

Watch the best series, movies and kids' shows online or download for later.

Showmax is your gateway to unlimited entertainment. Before you can start your binge, you will need to activate your OnAir TV account.

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Activate

If you have already joined Showmax and need to activate your OnAir TV account, please enter the cellphone number you signed up with above. Alternatively, check your email inbox for a welcome email from us (note, this email will go to the email address you used to sign up). This email contains an Activate button that you can select when you’re ready. Selecting Activate will direct you to the Showmax processing page where your details will be confirmed (this will only take a minute or two).

Sign Up

Once you have activation has been processed and your details have been confirmed, you will be sent to the Showmax.com Sign Up page. You will need to create login details by providing your email and create a password.

Start Watching

Complete the subscription process and you can start watching the best series and movies.

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About Showmax

Showmax gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international movies and series. There's something for everyone, from familiar favourites to the best blockbusters. Available on multiple devices, Showmax allows you to enjoy the best entertainment at home or on the move.

Stay entertained

With Showmax you can stream or download series and movies, so you can watch with or without an Internet connection. Stream on two devices at once or download up to 25 shows for later.

Watch anywhere

Showmax is available on multiple devices so that you watch from the couch, car, airplane, queue — anywhere!

Keep up

New series, movies and kids’ shows are added every week.

Control your data

Choose from 3 streaming qualities to save your data. That means more entertainment, for longer.

Showmax FAQs

Which devices does Showmax support?

Personal Computers (via web browsers)
Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.4 or higher
Apple TV (4th Generation)
Android phones and tablets running Android 4.1.0 or higher
Android TV devices running Android 4.1.0 or higher.
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 Vidaalite 2.0, Vidaa U2 Smart TVs (2016 and later, Africa only)
DStv Explora (South Africa only)
Apple AirPlay
Google Cast (casting from the Showmax app for Android or iOS)
Application availability may vary from country to country.

Can I use Showmax on multiple devices?

Your Showmax subscription allows you to watch on two devices simultaneously on up to five registered devices.

How fast does my Internet need to be to use Showmax?

You should have a minimum speed of 2 megabits per second (Mbps). An uncapped 4Mbps connection or faster is recommended for the best experience.

Is there a limit to how much I watch?

No, there is no limit to the amount you can watch.

What definition is the content available in?

Content is delivered via adaptive streaming up to HD (720p).

Can I limit the amount of data used?

Yes, several Showmax apps include an option to cap bandwidth. This allows you to limit the amount of data used per hour. Supported apps include: iOS, Android and Apple TV. The option is available under the app settings menu. Bandwidth capping is also available on the web player in the player settings menu.

Got More Questions?

If your question wasn’t answered please email support@onairtv.co.za and we’ll reply.