Showmax Now Offers Easy Subscription Payments via USSD

Showmax which is one of the popular streaming services in the country has introduced a payment option for its customers in Kenya that allows them to pay for their subscriptions using a USSD code on their mobile phones. This new payment method aims to make it easier and more accessible for customers in Kenya and aligns with Showmax’s goal of becoming the leading streaming platform in Africa.


  • Showmax now offers payments for subscription plans via USSD making it more convenient for customers in Kenya.
  • The platform boasts low prices and a wide range of international content including Premier League packages.
  • Customers can easily activate their subscriptions by dialing *375# on their phones using USSD.


Showmax is entering an era of streaming with its low-cost prices and diverse content selection from Africa and around the world. The platform is also launching its Showmax Premier League plan designed specifically for mobile users and promises to offer great value to subscribers. The platform has some of the most affordable subscription plans which start from as low as Kshs 300 for the basic plan and Kshs 650 for the Showmax Entertainment plan while the Premier league plan attracts Kshs 500.

With Showmax becoming available on the recognized Peacock streaming platform, customers will now have an array of payment options at their disposal. Besides Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards, DStv and Showmax customers can now use M Pesa via USSD to pay for their subscriptions. The platform is focusing on making it easy for customers to access and pay for their subscriptions here in Kenya. The company has partnered with Safaricom to introduce a new payment method using USSD code *375#. Showmax has integrated M PESA, Kenya’s biggest mobile money service into its platform for a seamless payment experience.

Exciting new content awaits viewers on Showmax following its relaunch in February 2024. The platform will showcase Showmax Originals like the South African series “Red Ink” and a new season of the Nigerian drama “Flawsome.” Additionally, viewers can look forward to titles such, as “Mission Impossible; Dead Reckoning” and “Spider Man; Across the Spider Verse.”

How to Pay for Showmax via USSD

Paying for a Showmax subscription using USSD is simple:

  1. Dial *375#.
  2. Pick a Showmax plan from the options available.
  3. Confirm the purchase.
  4. Enter your M-Pesa PIN to authorize the transaction.
  5. Activate your subscription by clicking the link sent via SMS or by entering the voucher code on the Showmax website:

Once the payment is successful, you should receive a confirmation SMS message with instructions to activate your subscription on the Showmax platform. Follow the steps to complete the process and enjoy your subscription.


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