Showmax Kenya Packages, Prices, How to Pay and FAQs

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Showmax Kenya is an online video streaming service that offers a wide range of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and kids’ content to viewers in Kenya.

It is a subscription-based service that requires users to pay a monthly or annual fee to access its content. Showmax Kenya is a subsidiary of MultiChoice, a South African video entertainment company.

As an online video streaming service, Showmax Kenya offers users a flexible and convenient way to access their favorite TV shows and movies on-demand.

With Showmax Kenya, viewers can stream their favorite shows and movies from any internet-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs.

Showmax Kenya also allows users to download content for offline viewing, which is particularly useful for users with limited or unreliable internet connectivity.

In addition to its vast library of local and international content, Showmax Kenya also offers a range of features that enhance the viewing experience.

These include personalized recommendations, parental controls, and the ability to create multiple profiles for different users.

In this article, we will provide an overview of Showmax Kenya packages, prices, how to pay, and frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about whether Showmax Kenya is the right streaming service for you.

Showmax packages in Kenya

Showmax offers four monthly subscription packages in Kenya.

  • Showmax Mobile
  • Showmax Standard
  • Showmax Pro Mobile
  • Showmax Pro

Showmax Mobile

When you subscribe to the mobile package, you will receive 1GB of free data from Safaricom, which is enough to stream 10 hours of movies, local, kids and international shows on the Showmax App.

This package is restricted to mobile devices, which means you can only watch or stream on a single smartphone or tablet at a time.

Showmax Mobile allows you to watch a selection of TV shows and movies and does not include live sports and news channels. However, you can download shows and movies to watch later while offline.

It costs Ksh 299.

Showmax Pro Mobile

With a subscription to the Pro Mobile package, you’ll receive 3GB of data from Safaricom which is sufficient for streaming up to 30 hours of live football, movies, local, kids, and international shows.

Showmax Pro Mobile is a version of Showmax Pro that can be accessed only on mobile devices. It offers the same variety of content as Showmax Pro, including movies, series, documentaries, children’s shows, live sports from SuperSport, news, and music.

This package allows for registered viewing on a single device at a time. You can also download shows for offline viewing on your mobile phone or tablet.

It costs Ksh 1,050.

Showmax Standard

Showmax’s standard plan comes with thousands of movies and series to stream. You can register up to five devices but watch or stream on two devices at once.

With this package, you will get full access to everything on Showmax. However, the package lacks live sports and news channels available on the Showmax platform.

Showmax standard package is available for mobile devices, web browsers on computers and smart TVs.

It costs Ksh 760.

Showmax Pro

Showmax Pro is a comprehensive streaming package that includes all the features of the standard plan, as well as live sports from SuperSport, live news and music channels, and access to a wide selection of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and children’s programming.

This package includes live coverage of Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Euro, and Africa Cup of Nations games.

Showmax Pro offers access to a variety of news channels including Euronews, Africanews, and Newzroom Afrika, as well as Trace Urban and Trace Gospel. Up to five devices can be registered on each account, and users can watch on two streams or devices simultaneously, similar to the Showmax Standard package.

It costs Ksh 2,100.

How to sign up for Showmax in Kenya

Here’s how you can register for the Showmax online streaming service and start your 14-day trial as a new user:

Step 1: Visit the Showmax website (

Step 2: Click the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner of the screen

Step 3: Enter your email address and a strong password then click Create new account

Step 4: Select the subscription package you want (Showmax Standard or Showmax Pro)

Step 5: Click the “Start your free 14-day trial” button

Step 6: Enter your personal and payment details, including your name, phone number, and payment method (Credit/Debit Card ). The MPesa option does not qualify for the 14-day free trial

Step 7: Review your subscription details and click “Sign Up” and confirm your email address by following the instructions in the verification email sent to you.

You can also subscribe to Showmax using the Showmax mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS devices.

Simply download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and follow the prompts to sign up for a subscription.

Showmax Paybill number

Showmax Paybill number is 4081010.

How to pay for Showmax via M-PESA

Here’s how to pay for Showmax with M-PESA using Paybill number 4081010. First, update your Showmax account with your M-PESA mobile number.

Using the Showmax app

  • On your Showmax Profile, visit My Account.
  • Select the Manage Subscription tab on the left sidebar. 
  • Select Add Mobile Number.
  • Enter the mobile number you use for M-Pesa payments.
  • Enter the one-time-pin (OTP) sent to that mobile number.
  • Thank you for verifying.

Using the M-PESA app

  • Log into the Safaricom app and select Pay.
  • Select Paybill.
  • Select Enter Paybill number.
  • Enter Paybill number 4081010.
  • Enter your phone number.
  • Enter the amount.
  • Confirm the transaction.
  • The transaction is successful.
  • You will receive an SMS confirmation.

Using the Safaricom app

  • Select the Safaricom app.
  • Insert PIN.
  • Insert Paybill number 4081010/Phone number/Amount.
  • Select Pay.
  • Confirm the transaction.
  • You will receive an SMS confirmation.

Using the Sim Toolkit

  • Log into your Sim Toolkit.
  • Select Safaricom.
  • Select M-PESA.
  • Select Lipa na M-PESA.
  • Select Paybill.
  • Select Enter business number.
  • Select Enter business number – 4081010.
  • Select phone number.
  • Insert phone number.
  • Insert the amount.
  • Insert M-PESA PIN.
  • Confirm the transaction.
  • You will receive an SMS confirmation.

Showmax Kenya FAQs

What is Showmax Kenya?

Showmax is a subscription-based video streaming service that offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, and documentaries, as well as local and international content.

What is the difference between Showmax Standard and Showmax Pro?

Showmax Standard offers a range of local and international TV shows, movies, and documentaries, while Showmax Pro includes live sport from SuperSport, as well as music channels, news, and other live events.

What devices can I use to watch Showmax Kenya?

You can watch Showmax on a variety of devices, including smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and streaming devices like Chromecast and Apple TV.

How many devices can I use to stream Showmax Kenya?

You can register up to five devices to your Showmax account, but you can only stream on two devices simultaneously.

How do I sign up for Showmax Kenya?

You can sign up for Showmax Kenya on the Showmax website or through the Showmax app on your device.

Can I download shows and movies to watch offline on Showmax Kenya?

Yes, you can download shows and movies on the Showmax app to watch offline.

Is there a free trial for Showmax Kenya?

Yes, there is a 14-day free trial for Showmax Kenya.

Can I cancel my Showmax Kenya subscription at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your Showmax subscription at any time, and your subscription will remain active until the end of your current billing period.

Is Showmax available in other countries besides Kenya?

Yes, Showmax is available in multiple countries in Africa and Europe.

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