Showmax Pro launched in South Africa: Price and live sport details

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Local Showmax subscribers can now enjoy Showmax Pro after the service was officially launched in South Africa on Wednesday (19 August).

Showmax Pro South Africa offers news and music channels as well as live sport streaming in addition to the standard Showmax entertainment offering.

Showmax Pro South Africa

Subscribers can access Showmax Pro South Africa on various devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, DStv Explora, and Chromecast and AirPlay.

You can register up to five devices and watch on two devices at the same time. Streaming is at HD quality.

Showmax Pro price South Africa

According to information obtained from Showmax’s website, the Showmax Pro price South Africa is R449 per month.

Showmax Pro Mobile

Showmax Pro Mobile has the same entertainment, news and live sport offering as Showmax Pro, but is limited to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).

This means that casting (Airplay and Chromecast) is not permitted. Subscribers can also register and stream content from only one device. Streaming is at SD quality.

Showmax Pro Mobile price South Africa

For interested subscribers, the Showmax Pro Mobile price is R225 per month, according to information from Showmax’s website.

Live sport

According to Showmax, the following live sport is available on both ShowMax Pro and Showmax Pro Mobile in South Africa:

  • Football: English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, FA Cup, UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, Premier Soccer League.
  • Athletics: Diamond League, World Challenge League.
  • Running: Berlin, Boston, London, NYC, Soweto Marathons.
  • Boxing: Selected IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC and African Boxing events.
  • Swimming, Extreme Sports, eSports, Basketball, Triathlon, Horse Racing, EFC, Netball, Hockey.

However, cycling, tennis and motorsport were not available for South African subscribers at the time of the launch.

“This list is subject to change based on rights limitations from sporting bodies and events availability may vary from country to country. We are constantly adding new, exciting events to our catalogue and will keep you updated,” Showmax said.

It added that because of the nature of live sport licensing, the Showmax Pro plans do not have a 14-day free trial option.

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