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How to download shows and movies for the holidays on Showmax

2017-12-22 06:00

Cape Town - The festive season is full speed ahead which means that you have ample time to binge-watch all those shows and movies that you meant to watch when you were busy with work or school or whatever monopolises your time.

With Showmax, you don’t have to worry about the data cost of streaming if you download the content before you go on holiday. Watch Tali’s Wedding Diary while lazing on the beach and distract your children during long road trips with the LEGO Collection or My Little Pony without spending a cent.

How do you download on Showmax?

1. If you don’t have a Showmax account, go to to sign up. Remember that you can add Showmax to your DSTV Premium account at no extra cost.

2. Download the Showmax app on either your smartphone or your tablet. You can download for iOS or Android.

3. Open the Showmax app, sign in, and choose the show or movie that you want to watch.

4. Click on the download button, which is next to the ‘Play Now’ button.

5. You will then be able to choose from different download qualities, depending on how much space you have on your device and how much data you have. (No need to choose the highest quality - Standard Quality is more than sufficient for small tablet or smartphone screens.)

6. Once you have selected the quality that you want, your download should start immediately. Once completed, you can enjoy your binge-watch in peace.

Some things to note:

  • With regards to data, if you aren’t downloading on Wi-Fi, a 20-minute sitcom uses about 80mb at low-quality setting, and a movie uses about 500mb to download.
  • After you have started watching something, you have 48 hours to finish watch it before it disappears from your downloads.
  • You can download up to 25 shows and movies and keep them unwatched for 30 days.
  • In the 48-hour window, you can watch the content as many times as you want to.
  • You can use the Download Manager to view what you have downloaded and see what is on all your devices.

Make sure you are making the most of the festive season by re-watching your favourite shows and movies and discover new and exciting ones with Showmax this summer. Sign up for Showmax today and you get a 14-day FREE trial. And if you’re a DStv Premium subscriber, get Showmax at no extra cost. Find out how here.

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