ShowMax: No credit card? No problem!

2016-09-20 05:00

Johannesburg - So you’ve heard about internet TV but aren’t too comfortable signing up with your credit or cheque card online? With ShowMax vouchers, you don’t need to.

By signing up for internet TV, you can watch entire box sets of series like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey from the very beginning, with no adverts. All you need is access to the internet and the right device, like a smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.  Once you’ve signed up for a subscription of R99 per month, you’ll be able to stream and download thousands of series, movies and documentaries. 

Here are all the ways to pay for ShowMax:

1. ShowMax vouchers

Buy a ShowMax voucher for yourself - or as a gift for friend - and use the unique code to pay online when you sign up. You can get vouchers from:

• Selected Pick n Pay stores
• Selected CNA stores
• Game stores
• Makro stores
• HiFi Corp stores
• Incredible Connection stores

2. DStv Explora

If you’re a DStv subscriber in South Africa and have a connected DStv Explora, as well as a ShowMax subscription, you can watch all ShowMax shows on your TV. Plus you can add your ShowMax subscription to your DStv debit order:

• Go to and sign in.
• Go to ‘My Account’ and click on ‘Manage Subscription’.
• Select Add to DStv account.
• Sign in with your DStv Connect ID.
• Add ShowMax to your DStv account.

3. FNB eBucks voucher

As an FNB customer, you can use your eBucks to buy ShowMax vouchers. Plus, if you opt for the six-month voucher, you could save up to 40%, depending on your reward level.

4. PayPal

If you have a PayPal account, you can use it to pay. Take note, all PayPal transactions are billed in US dollars so the amount that you’re charged in Rands could change depending on the exchange rate. 

5. Add ShowMax to your Telkom bill

Telkom customers have the option to add a ShowMax subscription directly to their account, and at the same time buy a bolt-on data package to watch ShowMax without eating into their day-to-day data allowance. More info here.

How much data do you need to ShowMax?

Check out the handy data calculator to decide how much data you’ll need to use ShowMax. Don’t have internet at home? Simply use Wi-Fi at the office or free Wi-Fi zones and download up to 25 shows to watch offline on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

Change your payment method

• Sign in at
• Go to My Account and click on Manage Subscription
• Choose a new payment method and follow the steps to capture the payment details.

Have more questions? Go to the ShowMax FAQ section to find out more or sign up at

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