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5 Must-know updates for your favorite shows on Showmax

Streaming services like Showmax have an always-changing lineup of new and old content, which is why it is important to stay on top of all the must-know details.

Showmax was one of the first streaming services to cater specifically to the South African market. Now its variety of local and international shows have made it a favorite among viewers ever since.

Even so, it can be quite difficult to keep up with which seasons of which shows are on the platform, which is why Showmax subscribers often have a few pressing questions about their favorite shows.

About Showmax

Streaming services are still a fairly new concept in the South African film- and television landscape, which this has not prevented the local MultiChoice-owned Showmax from staking its claim. Showmax was first launched in South Africa in 2015, even before the global streaming giant, Netflix, entered the African market in 2016.

However, now, several years down the line, Showmax is still holding its own against some of the biggest international competitors, having had around 861 000 total subscribers at the end of the 2021 year.

5 Must-know updates for your favorite shows on Showmax

One of the main reasons why Showmax has maintained such a large user-base over the years (and is even expected to reach 2.12 million subscribers by the end of 2026, if this trend continues), is because the platform boasts such a wide variety of local and international titles for viewers to enjoy.

Not only has Showmax been able to expand its reach throughout the last couple of years to include access in areas like Angola, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and many more. But this streaming service has also introduced a Showmax Pro subscription tier (which offers many additional benefits) and has even produced a few Showmax Originals like Adulting, The Mommy Club, Stella Murders, The Real Housewives of Nairobi and more.

But, with all of the wonderful streaming services that we now have access to here in Mzansi, it can be quite difficult to keep track of where you can find some of your favourite shows and films. And even worse in some cases, – whether you can access all of the newest seasons of these favourite shows once they have been released overseas.

Not to worry though, we have rounded up all the important details about some of the most-watched shows on Showmax. This is so that you can spend less of your time researching, and more of your precious time watching – in-between the bouts of load-shedding, of course.

Some new releases on Showmax

Before you dive into catching up on some of your old-favorite Showmax shows, it is worth keeping an eye on the new releases which have been added to the platform recently, to ensure that you do not accidentally miss out on a hidden-gen show.

Some of the most recent shows which have been added to the Showmax lineup since the beginning of August 2023 include:

Show Showmax release date
Unfollowed (S1) 23 August 2023
This Body Works For Me (S2) 21 August 2023
Based on a True Story (S1) 7 August 2023
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (S2) 7 August 2023
The Best Man: The Final Chapters (S1) 20 August 2023
New Amsterdam (S5) 1 August 2023
Power Book III: Raising Kanan (S2) 4 August 2023
A Million Little Things (S5) 7 August 2023
A Black Lady Sketch Show (S4) 9 August 2023
Angela Black (S1) 14 August 2023

 1. Is Billions season 6 on Showmax?

The seventh and final season of Paul Giamatti’s hit semi-biographical drama series has only just hit the air in the United States. The series follows Giamatti in the role of Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, a United States Attorney who is thoroughly entangled with the shady business dealings of hedge fund manager, Bobby Axelrod.

You will also be very happy to hear that you can stream and catch up on all of the previous seasons on Showmax right now, before the final season makes its debut on the platform. You can find Billions seasons one through six under the “Drama” section of Showmax.

2. Is Bosch season 7 Showmax?

The procedural drama, Bosch, is based on the Michael Connelly novels, City of Bones, Echo Park and The Concrete Blonde. It follows the life of Detective Harry Bosch (played by Titus Welliver) as he attempts to solve an array of murder cases whilst navigating the complex politics of the Los Angeles Police Department.

All seven seasons, including the final season 7, of Bosch are available to stream on Showmax, which means that you can binge the entire series in one go.

3. Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) All Stars season 7 Showmax?

The Big Brother Naija franchise has always been one of the most-followed series in the Showmax catalogue. But though you can still access the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Reunion under the “Reality” section on Showmax, the live broadcasts are no longer available. You can, however, watch the newest, eighth season of Big Brother Naija: All Stars on the platform, with new episodes airing on Mondays.

4. Is Outlander season 6 Showmax?

Outlander is a historical drama based on the novel series by the same name, which was written by Diana Gabaldon. The series first started airing in 2014 and is currently in the middle of its seventh season, which follows the events of the An Echo in the Bone novel in the United States.

The Outlander series is unfortunately unavailable on Showmax currently, but you will be able stream the first five seasons of the show if you have an active Netflix subscription.

5. Is The Rookie season 4 Showmax?

The Rookie is one lighthearted police procedural series which has recently been winning over viewers all over the globe. Fortunately for South Africans (and all other Showmax subscribers) the first four seasons of The Rookie are available to stream on Showmax.

And since the show has just finished airing the next, fifth season in the United States, in May 2023, the chances are high that season five of The Rookie may be coming to Showmax very soon.