Showmax and Safaricom launch 60-day bundle offering subscription plus data

Showmax has announced a new partnership with Safaricom that will run from February to 31st March 2022. Under the partnership, Safaricom customers can access 60 days of Showmax plus a data bundle for watching the content.

There will be two options to choose from, and they’re all mobile only:

  • Showmax Mobile (60 days) + 1GB Safaricom data for KES 389
  • Showmax Pro Mobile (60 days) + 3GB Safaricom data for KES 1299

The data received will only be usable while on Showmax. According to Showmax, 1GB data will offer around 10hrs of streaming. The company says this approach makes it easier for Kenyans to pay for and watch their favourite content on their mobile devices via M-Pesa in one go.

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“We’re always looking at ways to make it easier for fans to watch Showmax,” says Nathan Hanley, Chief Expansion Officer – MultiChoice Connected Video. “Our partnership with Safaricom gives our customers the convenience of a single payment for both entertainment and data to make streaming quick and easy while giving them and extra 30 days of watching,” he added. 

“As a digital first company, we want to avail affordable devices and data bundles and leverage our extensive 4G coverage to enable Kenyans access a new world of content from the comfort of their phones. Through this partnership, our customers can now enjoy their favourite shows on Showmax using bundles that provide value and convenience,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom PLC. 

How to access Showmax Safaricom Bundle:

  1. Visit or Dial *544*20# and Select Showmax
  2. Select either of the two options mentioned above
  3. Create an account or sign in using your email address and password
  4. Enter your Safaricom mobile phone number and click on next.
  5. Enter your M-Pesa PIN on your phone to approve your payment
  6. You will receive an SMS confirming payment
  7. Start watching

Showmax recently launched the local Original drama series, Single Kiasi, starring Gathoni Mutua, Minne Kariuki and Faith Kibathi as three friends navigating life and love in Nairobi.

This comes hot on the heels of Showmax’s first Original Film in Kenya, Baba Twins, a comedy-drama about a young couple who suddenly find themselves expecting, as well as a second season of the Showmax Original and Kalasha Award-winning Crime and Justice, a co-production with Canal+. 

Showmax includes popular Kenyan content, like the latest seasons of Kina, Njoro wa Uba and Selina, as well as Famous, the drama set in Kenya’s tumultuous music industry produced by Enos Olik and popular local reality shows This Love and Sol Family. 

International shows feature the best of HBO, like Succession and Insecure. Kids’ favourites include Paw Patrol, Henry Danger and DC Super Hero Girls, which is first on Showmax. Hollywood blockbusters include Wonder Woman 1984, Miss Juneteenth, and the new Guy Ritchie movie Wrath of Man. 

Showmax Pro features the AFCON tournament, as well as the English Premier League, Serie A and La Liga matches plus a wide range of live sport from SuperSport including the Winter Olympics, pro boxing, international marathons and IAAF athletics on top of the full Showmax entertainment catalogue. 


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