Multichoice Uganda has today announced the addition of MTN Mobile Money as a payment method available on its Showmax streaming service. In partnership with MTN Uganda, the PayTV service provider seeks to make Showmax accessible to every Netizen with flexible payment methods.
Showmax is an online streaming service that ranks with a unique combination of hit African content, exclusive international series, kids’ shows, live sports channels, and Movie Originals hosted on the platform.
With availability in over 70 countries including Uganda, Showmax is available on both Smartphones and Desktop devices like Laptops, Computers, Smart TVs, among others. For affordability, the service is available as Showmax (General entertainment) and Showmax Pro.
During the MTN MoMo payment reveal, Multichoice Uganda’s Head of Marketing Collin Asiimwe inked that, Showmax is the first online streaming service to offer local payment options, and this is a sign of the company’s commitment to Uganda’s home entertainment landscape.
Our commitment to continually drive value, proximity and access to great entertainment remains unwavering. This is part of the reason why it wasn’t just important to launch Showmax in Uganda, but to also work towards making it accessible to as many Ugandans as possible through our partnership with the MTN MOMO serviceColin Asiimwe –– Head of Marketing, Multichoice Uganda
A 2020 report published by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) revealed that Mobile Money accounts have grown to over 25million out of 36million active mobile subscribers across Uganda.
Mobile Money accounts were estimated at 24.7 Million in December 2019, and by March 2020, 25.4 Million was the total number of subscribers with more bullish spikes arising from the COVID19 pandemic period that has forced users to embrace Cashless as a normal payment method.
So, Multichoice Uganda’s choice of offering mobile money as a payment method on Showmax is aimed at making the subscription process easy for every customer on the platform.
As part of enhancing the Showmax experience as well, we have also converted the currency billing on the website to UGX. This is also part of the journey simplification for our customers where their credit and debit card payments will now be billed in UGX instead of the previously used USD currencyAsiimwe Added
Showmax Package Prices in UGX payable via MTN Momo
|1 Device (Mobile-Only)||Showmax (General Entertainment)||15,200/=|
|Showmax Pro Mobile||33,600/=|
|Up to 5 Devices||Shomax (General Entertaiment)||30,300/=|
Showmax Supported Devices
- Smart TVs
- Media players
- Gaming consoles (Xbox, PS4, PS5)
On Showmax Pro, up to 6 user profiles can be created to separate viewing experiences for every logged-in user on the same account with a cap of 5 simultaneous connections. Additionally, Parental control can also be enabled on created profiles to easily filter content by Age.
Personalization and creation of multiple accounts can all be done by visiting www.showmax.com which presents a 14-day free trial for first-time customers before the normal service package prices take charge with Mobile Money as a valid payment method.
Hence, the new Multichoice reveal comes as a package spicer that will help customers limit online usage of Bank debit cards, and instead reload a Showmax package by using MTN Mobile Money as their preferred payment method.