When video on demand service ShowMax launched, it was taking on industry giants like Netflix. ShowMax focused on offering African entertainment for Africa as a differentiating factor. As a consequence of the target market, ShowMax offered localized payments options such as ability to pay for a subscription via M-Pesa in Kenya.
The service has matured, previously, one could argue that ShowMax has no variety of shows but that has changed in the recent months with a long list of additions to the ShowMax catalog, both international and local shows.
The issue of expensive data prices has been a set-back for the service and its users alike. ShowMax however has a couple of solutions including a download option for mobile streaming, data capping options to squeeze out more watch time from your data bundles and they even offer video streaming bundles in conjunction with Safaricom.
ShowMax subscription services come in two packages; ShowMax Select and ShowMax Premium. Of the two, only the premium package offered a trial period and multiple payment options. ShowMax Select only offers M-Pesa payment option and there’s no trial period.
Well, until now. ShowMax has taken a step to ensuring that you can enjoy their service before committing to pay for it. The company is offering 14-days free trial and you do not need to select a package, all you need is a valid kenyan or South African phone number. You will also be required to create a ShowMax account, in case that wasn’t obvious.
To take advantage of this offer, access http://trial.showmax.com and input your phone number. You will then receive a text message with a voucher that you will enter once you sign up on ShowMax. Enjoy!