Showmax Cuts Subscription Fees for Safaricom Customers Paying Via M-PESA


Back at the start of the year, Safaricom and TV streaming platform Showmax partnered in a deal that saw customers access Showmax content at a cheaper price, with some data bundles to boot.

The following packages were revealed:

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

However, Showmax has reported that the price will be reduced further as follows:

  • Showmax Mobile + 1GB Safaricom data – KES 299, down from Ksh 389
  • Showmax Pro Mobile + 3GB Safaricom data – KES 1299.

For the Pro version of the streaming service, the price hasn’t been adjusted and has remained at KES 1300. The Pro plan is also more robust in terms of offerings and includes features such as access to live TV stations, and games streaming, including the EPL.

Showmax has been growing its portfolio in Kenya, and the entire continent. It has a great collection of shows and films, as well as original content.

The platform has since developed terrific original shows, including local ones with known artists such as Sauti Sol and Nameless/Wahu.

At the moment, Showmax is streaming a reality show featuring Betty Kyalo and her family.

READ MORE: Interesting Films And TV Series On Showmax In June, Including A Reality Show By Betty Kyallo


“We know that economies are under pressure,” says Nathan Hanley, Chief Expansion Officer – Showmax. “Partnering with our friends at Safaricom, we have worked to lower price and combine data, making it more affordable than ever for Showmax fans in Kenya to enjoy our wide range of local and international content as well as unrivaled live sport.”

“Entertainment is a key passion point for Kenyans, and through this partnership, our customers can now experience their favourite Shomwax content using bundles that provide value while enjoying the convenience of paying via M-PESA,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom.