How to activate, subscribe, sign-up, setup and watch Showmax in Nigeria
Showmax Nigeria is a new video on-demand service in Nigeria. It shows hundreds of Nigeria Nollywood movies, Bollywood movies, Movies, Series, Sports (BETA), Kids movies (Cartoon), and a lot of others that are recently added.
Multichoice company officially launched a localized version of its video on-demand service, Showmax for its customers in Nigeria. It was made known on 24th of July, 2019 and it was connected with DSTv on their Premium package.
Today, we will base on how you can sing up, activate, setup, subscribe and watch Showmax in Nigeria movies, videos, TV shows/series with high quality to meet your your satisfaction without any hassles.
About Showmax Video on-demand service
Showmax Nigeria is an online-based subscription video on demand service which enables you to watch TV shows and movies with your internet enabled device. It encompasses international content as well as localized high quality content. Showmax was officially Officially launched in 2015 by multichoice.
With showmax app, you can enjoy thousands of hours of high quality local and international movies and series, using smart TVs, computers, Smartphones and tablets.
Showmax Nigeria Subscription Plan
To be able to enjoy showmax movies, shows and others you will have to subscribe. You should enquire to know the price and cost of its service. Showmax Nigeria has both “Standard Plan” and “Mobile Only Plan”
Showmax ‘’Standard’’ Plan:
Currently in Nigeria, the Showmax subscription costs 2900 NGN per month for new customers using credit card payments.
While for new users with PayPal or existing subscribers in Nigeria already subscribed to Showmax, subscription costs 7.99 USD per month.
Showmax ‘’Mobile Only’’ Plan:
In Nigeria, the current cost of mobile only Showmax plan is 1450 NGN per month for new subscribers on credit card payments. Note that this is only for users with smart phones and tablets only.
This service is only available in Nigeria and Kenya. The price for subscription is 375 KSH per month for new subscribers with credit card payments in Kenya.
How to Sign-up on Showmax
The first step to set-up Showmax on your device is to sign-up. Sign-up comes in different ways, registering with Showmax exclusive or registering with Showmax on DSTV Premium Plan.
Showmax Only Service
You can stream Showmax on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, Samsung & LG Smart TVs. To get started:
1. Proceed to Showmax official website and tap on “Try it free for 14 days”
2. Sign up by inputting your details (Username and Password)
3. Enter your payment details
4. Since its 14 days free trial, Showmax will only charge N10 for the confirmation.
5. Ant that’s it, you can now stream your movies, events, shows, and others on PC, or download the app and watch on your Smartphone or iPhone.
Have it in mind that you will be charged N2900 after the 14 free trial unless you change to N1450 mobile only plan or cancel the plan after the 14days or any other time.
DSTv Premium with Showmax
Currently, the price for DSTv Premium is N15,800 and subscribing to this DSTv Nigeria package will give you the access to watching both DSTv channels and Showmax without additional charge.
But truth be told, costs of DSTv premium is really on the high side. But, if you are still interested, follow the below tutorial:
1. Proceed to Showmax official website
2. Tap on DSTv Premium?
3. Tap on “Get my unique code” to buy the DSTV premium package on your account
4. Or you can skip that and tap on “Already have my code”
How to Download Showmax app
You can stream Showmax Nigeria in Standard or Mobile Only plan on either PC or Smartphone device with the use of Apple iPhone or Android mobile phone. The support includes:
1. Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.3 or higher
2. Android phones and tablets running Android 4.4.0 or higher
You can install the Showmax Nigeria app on your iPhone from Apple Appstore or on smartphone via Google Playstore.
Where to watch Showmax Nigeria?
One can easily watch Showmax Nigeria in different platform not DSTV premium package, one can also choose to watch Showmax on their official website. Below are the places that you can watch Showmax:
1. Laptops/PC via official website
2. Apple Devices via iOS app
3. Android Devices via iOS app
4. Smart TVs via website or app
5. Gaming consoles
How to download movies on Showmax
You can only use iPhone or Android app to download movies to watch offline on Showmax, this service is not obtained on their website: how to download movies on Showmax
1. Go to the movie
2. Tap on the title of the movie
3. You will now see a download arrow, click on it
4. Your download will start immediately
5. Proceed to the “Downloads” feature on the bottom and you will view all your movie and series you are downloading there.
Using 5 different devices, you can easily watch and download 25 different movies on those 5 devices at a time. As download content is obtainable on compatible iOS devices, and Android phones and tablets that support Widevine Classic or Widevine Modular DRM.
Please have it in mind that downloaded content is available for viewing on your device for only 30 days from the downloaded day. Wheb you press play, you have only up to 48 hours to view the content.
As expected, you can stream those downloaded movies, shows as many times as you want under 48hours without using the internet connection. Here is the company’s FAQs page.