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Showmax Reveals Reduced Mobile Plan Prices Across Africa

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

Showmax has revealed that African mobile subscribers could pay up to 20% less each month.

“We believe this change will be appreciated by our mobile customers as will the decision not to increase any of our other prices,” says MultiChoice Group CEO for Connected Video, Yolisa Phahle.

“We have our most exciting slate of Showmax Originals this year and look forward to more of our subscribers enjoying our proudly African stories”.

Here’s a quick look at how the mobile plans will now be priced

Showmax Showmax Mobile WAS Showmax Mobile NOW Showmax Pro Showmax Pro Mobile
South Africa R99 R49 R39 R449 R225
Kenya KSh 790 KSh 380 KSh 300 KSh 2100


KSh 1050
Nigeria NGN 2900 NGN 1450 NGN 1200 NGN 6300 NGN 3200
Ghana GHC  45.99 GHC 22.99 GHC 16.99 GHC 119.99 GHC 59.99
Uganda UGX 30 300 UGX  15 200 UGX 11 499 UGX 67 200 UGX 33 600
Rest of Africa USD 7.99 USD  3.99 USD 2.99 USD 17.99 USD 8.99


What’s the difference between Showmax plans? 

The mobile versions of Showmax and Showmax Pro are designed for anyone who only watches on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. Standard versions are ideal for Showmax subscribers who use more than one device to watch, like a laptop or computer, or a smart TV, or for families who want to stream two shows concurrently.

Showmax Pro bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport. Live sport featured on Showmax Pro includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons.  Showmax Pro also includes a selection of live news channels, such as SABC News (South Africa only), Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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