10 Reasons why this Mom Loves ShowMax

Can you remember the last time that you sat on your couch with a tub of ice cream watching your favourite movie or series without your husband screaming for something or your toddler pulling you up to find naked Barbie’s missing shoe?

Well… I can’t. Every time I sit to watch something on TV, I get disturbed by reality…

In the Vijendranath household, there are 3 people fighting to watch something on TV. My daughter wants to watch SpongeBob Square Pants, my husband wants to watch Friends and mom wants to catch up on Vampire Diaries (Yes… I can’t get enough of Damon, especially those eyes).

10 reasons why this mom loves showmax

My days are filled with dirty diapers and tantrums. I don’t hate it but I do enjoy my “me-time”. I love relaxing on my couch with a cup of tea while I catch up on my favourite series or movies. Unfortunately, this only happens when the kids are sleeping or when Kitana is playing with her toys.

But now, thanks to ShowMax, Kitana and I can both watch our programmes simultaneously and we don’t have to fight over the TV anymore.

So what is ShowMax about?

It’s a video on demand service that launched in August 2015 and is owned by Naspers. The service offers viewers the opportunity to stream over 12 000 hours of content (crazy right?), ranging from the best movies and series, talk shows, documentaries and local programming.

10 Reasons why this Mom Loves SHOWMAX

10 reasons why this Mom loves ShowMax:

1. I can schedule my viewing around my children’s sleep schedule.

I can plan my viewing by saving my favourites on a “Watchlist”.

10 Reasons why this Mom Loves SHOWMAX

2. No commercials mean uninterrupted Grey’s Anatomy.

Don’t you hate when an important scene comes up but then you get interrupted by an ad break? Now I can watch an entire series without adverts in between.

3. 7 Day trial option

I could sign up for a 7-day free trial first to check out how ShowMax works and what content is available.

Please Note: You will need to add your credit card details when you sign up. If you decide to cancel your subscription within your 7-day free trial, you will not be charged. If you paid using your PayPal account and cancel within the 7-day free trial, you will be refunded.

4. I can watch Big Bang Theory anytime anywhere.

I love that I’m not restricted to one room. I can watch my favourite series or movies on my phone, tablet or laptop as long as I have an internet connection. ShowMax suggests a 4MBps line and up or an uncapped line.

10 Reasons why this Mom Loves SHOWMAX

5. Affordable so mom can spend more money on shoes.

I can watch up to 20 000 episodes and movies for only R99 a month!

6. Simultaneous logins

I can log in on 2 devices at the same time.

7. Raw content

I can watch the movies/series without any censorship.

10 Reasons why this Mom Loves SHOWMAX

8. High Definition (HD) to see Jon Snow’s abs clearer.


9. Mom gets to watch the older movies like Dirty Dancing.

I can watch the oldies with hubby and rekindle the romance. 😉

10. Dedicated shows for kids.

Kitana can watch the same cartoon over and over again without me getting annoyed.

10 Reasons why this Mom Loves SHOWMAX

Even celeb mom Anele Mdoda understands what I’m talking about…

ShowMax brings you loads of local content and the best of International series (Hollywood and British).

This December you can binge watch popular series like Breaking Bad and True blood OR watch older movies like PS: I Love You, G.I. Jane, The Prince and Me.

The price is right and the shows are perfect for this mom. 😉

For more information visit www.showmax.com.

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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m a wife, mom to 3 kids and a businesswoman who works from home and gets very little sleep at night. My days are filled with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I am in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Forbes Africa 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    2015-11-30 / 21:21

    Oh Damon! I watch the Vampire Diaries for him and him alone. OMG he is the most beautiful man alive. Swoon.

  2. 2015-11-30 / 21:50

    Showmax sounds like a fantastic service. I rarely have time to watch live television, so this would be perfect for me.

  3. 2015-11-30 / 23:25

    Showmax sounds great! I rarely watch TV in real time because of all the commercials so this would be right up my alley.

  4. 2015-11-30 / 23:28

    This sounds like something we need. We are not liking the one we have now. There just isn’t anything worth watching on it. We will check this out.

  5. 2015-12-01 / 15:32

    I’ve never heard of ShowMax until now. This sounds like a great service. I will check this out.

  6. 2015-12-01 / 19:22

    This sounds really great. I love that there are no commercials and you can watch anything around your schedule.

  7. Kathy
    2015-12-02 / 04:16

    This sounds so great! I love that there are no commercials. I hate having to go through commercials. I’m going to check this out since I’ve never heard of it.

  8. 2015-12-02 / 05:38

    We use Netflix, but this seems like another really good option we will have to compare.

  9. 2015-12-03 / 03:02

    I love watching movies or tv shows on my free time. And just like other I hate commercial I will this to my husband so he can check it out

  10. Tonya C
    2015-12-11 / 19:30

    I’ve never heard of Show Max before. I love that you can watch your favorite shows without the commercials and whenever and wherever you want!

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