Showmax customers who opt for the Kshs 250 package have the 3 months to – that is September, October and November – to renew their subscriptions if they are keen to benefit from the extra month bonus offer normally extended to customers who choose the package.
After November 30, 2019, customers of the video streaming platform who renew their Kshs 250 package will have no free extra period access to the platform as the package will form then onwards only give them a month’s access to the content on the platform.
Previously, that is from 2016 till this month, Showmax subscribers on the Kshs 250 package accessed the platform for the standard then 30-day period then were offered an extra 2-month bonus period to continue enjoying content, all coming to 3 months. However, the company has now phased out the offer.
In a blog post, Showmax stated:
“Pay for one month of Showmax and get another month free! Here’s how.
Are you a Showmax subscriber with an active Ksh 250 for three months subscription? Then, between 1 September and 30 November 2019, when you renew your subscription, you qualify for an exclusive extra bonus: a free month of Showmax!
This is a small token of appreciation for journeying with us and enjoying your favourite series and more on Showmax. We are continuously working to bring you the best local and international shows, movies and more.”
Still on the Kshs 250 package and free one-month extra bonus, it’s important to note that Showmax is only rewarding its active – as of 31 August 2019, Ksh 250 for 3 months – subscribers in Kenya with one free month of Showmax upon subscription renewal between September 1 and November 30, 2019.
Again, the qualifying Showmax subscribers can only get the free one-month offer upon subscription renewal after the expiry of their current subscription, meaning that subscribers have to renew their subscription to get the offer.
Upon subscription renewal, qualifying subscribers will then get the one-month free subscription loaded to their Showmax account within the month they renew their subscription.
And more importantly, remember that the one-month free offer, effective after the renewal of Showmax subscription, commenced on September 1, 2019 and ends on November 30, 2019, with renewals done after this deadline not be eligible for the offer.
The VoD streaming platform further announced that it’s piloting live streaming of select local sports events from this month.
“Even more exciting is that Showmax is starting to test out live streaming of sport in Kenya! From 1 September 2019, we will be adding some live sport fixtures including selected soccer matches from the top leagues in the world.”
As part of the new changes, Showmax has also introduced new packages – one for mobile devices at Kshs 375 per month and a Standard package for Kshs 750 per month.
With the Mobile package, a subscriber will get access to Series, Kids’ shows and movies. One will also be able to stream on 1 screen; activate the package on 1 device; download content to watch offline and also be able to stream on their smartphone or tablet.
The Standard package on the other hand gives one access to Series, Kids’ shows and movies. Then the subscriber is also able to stream on 2 screens at the same time; activate the account on 5 devices; download content to watch offline and also watch on smartphone, tablet, computer or Smart TV. In terms of video quality, this package allows HD streaming.