By 2 December 2015 | Categories: news


Things are indeed hotting up in the local content on demand market, with the latest punch coming from Samsung and ShowMax. Samsung has announced that all 2015 Samsung Smart TVs purchased at participating retailers will be supplied with a voucher for three months’ complimentary access to ShowMax.

Each Samsung Smart TV purchased at participating retailers before 30 April 2016 will be supplied with instructions on how to redeem a unique voucher code for a three month complimentary subscription to ShowMax worth R297. Customers will need to complete a once-off sign-up process on and enter the voucher code. Once signed up, ShowMax can be accessed via the dedicated app for Samsung Smart TV, via web browser, and via smartphones and tablets using ShowMax apps for Android and iOS.

ShowMax is normally priced at R99 per month for unlimited viewing. Each subscription allows customers to view different content on two separate devices simultaneously. No special hardware is needed to access ShowMax other than an internet connection. A minimum connection speed of 2 Mbps is recommended, with 4 Mbps being preferable (check out our recommendation for the best internet packages for ShowMax). Data charges are not included in the subscription fee, so an uncapped data package is recommended. The service typically consumes in the region of 1GB of data per hour of viewing.

“The Samsung Smart TV range has been designed to make home entertainment as thrilling and dynamic as possible for our consumers,” says Matthew Thackrah, deputy managing director and head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics SA. “Its ground-breaking technology and array of apps make viewing utterly compelling and the ShowMax app will undoubtedly become one of the most popular amongst our Smart TV viewers. Samsung is always looking for fresh innovations and this exclusive offer adds to the many advantages of owning a Samsung Smart TV.”


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