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How to download series and movies on ShowMax

I bet you’ve all heard about ShowMax, right? The new internet TV service designed for Africa gives you access to the continent’s biggest library of online entertainment for a pocket-friendly monthly subscription.


For just 330 bob, sign up for ShowMax Select - pick what you want to watch, when you want it, with no adverts and no interruptions. Plus you can pay with M-Pesa!

Select has a collection of 3 000 hours of  international and local movies, series and kids shows including Nashville and Teen Wolf.  Or opt for the big daddy: ShowMax Premium, which is only 880 bob a month. With Premium, get the full catalogue, which has big Hollywood hits like Younger, Suits and Arrow. Plus there’s loads for  the kids too!

Stream shows and movies when you’re online or download up to 25 shows to watch on your smartphone or tablet when you’re offline. Download on Wi-Fi at the office and then watch offline without using any data! Keep your downloads for 30 days, so there’s always something to watch  - whether you’re on the bus or stuck in a queue.

But how do you download?


Get the ShowMax app for your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet, pick the episode or movie you want to watch offline, and then click the download button.

Keep track of what you’ve downloaded on your devices using the Android Download Manager. The Download Manager has the following tabs available:

  •    “On This Device” shows all content you downloaded on a particular device.
  •    “On Other Devices” shows all content you downloaded to other devices.
  •    “Others” shows all content downloaded by other users on that particular device.

While there’s a limit of 25 downloads per account across all your devices, you can delete content in your download manager at any time to free up download slots.

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