SHOWMAX: How to watch Showmax on two devices at the same time

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Showmax Hacks: How to watch Showmax on two devices at the same time

Let Showmax help you prevent family squabbles. Make use of the multiple devices feature so your kids can watch what they want, and you can watch what you want.

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How the multiple devices feature on Showmax works

How to access Showmax on multiple devices

  1. Sign up for Showmax if you haven’t already (you’ll get a no-risk 14-day free trial). It’s so quick and easy.
  2. Download the Showmax app for free for iOS or Android on your smartphone, tablet and smart TV.
  3. Sign into your Showmax account in the app on your smartphone, tablet and smart TV, and in the web browser on your PC at
  4. Search for the shows your children love most, or browse the Showmax Kids’ section in the app on your tablet.
  5. Hit Play on the chosen episode, and give your kids the tablet.
  6. Kick back on the couch and browse the series, movies and documentaries available for you to stream on your smart TV at the same time.

How to keep data costs low while watching Showmax on multiple devices

  1. Download instead of stream: Rather than streaming your kids’ shows on your tablet or smartphone, you can download series and movies for them instead. You can download up to 25 shows or episodes of a series at a time in the Showmax app, and if you do this while you’re in a Wi-Fi hotspot, you won’t pay anything to download them, and the kids can watch them offline for free. This is an especially handy feature if you’ll be somewhere without the internet, such as in a plane or a car or the doctor’s waiting room. (Winter bugs, be gone!)
  2. Bandwidth capping: When streaming on most versions of the Showmax app, you will have the option of limiting your data usage. On your tablet or smartphone, simply go to Settings, and select Bandwidth Capping. Select Low capping to use the least data while streaming – as little as 0.3GB per hour, or Medium capping, to use  only 0.7GB per hour. No Capping will use as much as 3GB per hour, so it’s really worthwhile to make use of this feature.
  3. Download at a lower quality: Showmax gives you the option to download on four different quality settings to allow you to limit your data usage. Download on Low Quality, Standard Quality or Good Quality as opposed to High Quality to save on data. Standard or even Low Quality are sufficient for kids’ shows, especially on small screens, and Good Quality is perfect for your own downloads.

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