Showmax launches pop-up live streams of popular DStv channels

Highlights 18 January 2021

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and kykNET (DStv 144) are available to stream as pop-up channels on Showmax. DStv customers who do not have these channels on their current DStv packages can add Showmax to their DStv package to stream these channels 24/7.

Showmax launches pop-up live streams of popular DStv channels

Showmax is testing live streaming of two of South Africa’s most popular local channels. Showmax subscribers in South Africa are now able to live stream kykNET (DStv 144) and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 24/7 with the launch of two pop-up channels on the streaming service.

Showmax is already the home for streaming the best South African series with top shows like The River, Gomora, Legacy, Suidooster, eHostela, Mzali Wami, The Ranakas, Mnakwethu and Getroud Met Rugby available to stream from the first episode. Now subscribers are able to stream everything on kykNET and Mzansi Magic live, including brand-new Afrikaans shows Afgrond S1, 4 Mure S1 and Slot S1, returning series like Binnelanders S16, Boer Soek 'n Vrou S13, Die Boekklub S3 and Anzel In Die Boland S2, as well as Mzansi Magic shows like Abandoned S1, Date My Family S8 and Our Perfect Wedding S8.

DStv customers who do not have these channels on their current DStv packages can add Showmax to their DStv package to stream these channels 24/7. The Mzansi Magic and kykNET pop-up live streams will be available until 31 March 2021.

Add Showmax to your DStv bill

Speaking about the launch of the pop-up live streams, MultiChoice Group CEO for General Entertainment and Connected Video, Yolisa Phahle, says: “We’re always looking at ways of making the Showmax experience better for our customers. During last year’s lockdown, we gave subscribers access to live news channels. Now, following this month’s presidential address, South Africans will continue to spend more time at home and so, once again, we’d like to make sure our customers have something extra.”

The Mzansi Magic live stream is available exclusively in South Africa while kykNET is also available in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The live streams will be available on all Showmax plans including Showmax, Showmax mobile, Showmax Pro and Showmax Pro mobile. Showmax and Showmax Pro – which includes live sport from SuperSport including all Premier League, Serie A and La Liga matches – are available as standalone streaming services to anyone with an Internet connection and the right devices, such as phones, tablets, smart TVs and laptops, from only R49 per month.

Showmax’s mobile plans provide full access to all the content on Showmax or Showmax Pro for half the price and the Showmax mobile app includes data-saving settings that limit data usage to less than 100MB per hour.

Other highlights to stream on Showmax this January include The Real Housewives of Durban, the final season of Vikings, R-rated comedy PEN15, a special episode of HBO’s Euphoria and the award-winning South African film, Moffie.

The Mzansi Magic and kykNET pop-up live streams will be available until 31 March 2021.

How to get Showmax

Did you know that if you’re a DStv subscriber, you pay even less (or nothing at all) for Showmax? DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax for free while DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers only pay R49 for Showmax.

  1. Go to Showmax.com
  2. Create a Showmax account with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose "DStv add to account" as your payment method.

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