How to Watch Live Sport on Showmax


Do you know that you can watch live sports on Showmax? To get more details on how to watch live sports on showmax, keep reading this article.

How to Watch Live Sport on Showmax
How to Watch Live Sport on Showmax

Showmax is a popular online streaming platform that offers a wide variety of entertainment content including movies, series, and live sports.

For sports fans, Showmax provides a convenient way to watch many major sporting events live without the need for a traditional pay-TV subscription.

Showmax offers live coverage of sports leagues and tournaments across multiple codes.

This includes English Premier League football, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, and other top European soccer leagues.

Viewers can also catch live games from the United Rugby Championship, English Premiership Rugby, and major tennis tournaments.

In addition, Showmax streams select live events from the NBA, boxing, and other sports.

Once subscribed, they can then browse the live sports schedule and select the game they wish to view.

Tips for Watching Live Sports on Showmax

  • Showmax offers live coverage of select English Premier League matches every weekend during the season. They announce in advance which matches will be shown live.
  • For major sporting events like cricket, rugby, tennis, etc. Showmax usually has live coverage of big tournaments and series involving South African teams.
  • Sports shows like SuperSport’s La Liga Show, Premier League Show, and rugby highlights programs are available to stream on-demand after they air.
  • You need a Showmax subscription to access live sports coverage. The Mobile, Compact, or Premium packages will all include live sports.
  • Make sure your internet connection is fast and stable enough to stream live sports without buffering. At least 5Mbps is recommended.
  • Use the Showmax app on your smart TV, streaming device, game console, mobile, or desktop to watch live sports matches. You can also cast to your TV from a mobile device.
  • Check the sports schedule on the Showmax website to see upcoming live events and set reminders for matches you don’t want to miss.

Steps to Watching Live Sport on Showmax

Follow the steps outlined for you below to enable you to watch sports live on Showmax:

  • Ensure you have an internet connection on your device
  • Visit
  • Or download the app as suited for your device
  • If it’s your first time on the website, click “Sign in”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed
  • If you have already signed in before, click “Get started”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed
  • Choose Showmax Pro
  • Navigate to sports
  • Check “Schedule” to see what live sports events are available to watch
  • Click on “Live Stream”
  • Adjust the streaming quality to your preference
  • Start watching


What Sports can I Watch live on Showmax?

Showmax has the rights to stream live sports from SuperSport in South Africa. This includes live coverage of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches, major international soccer including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, rugby including United Rugby Championship, cricket including international tours and domestic competitions, golf, tennis, and other sports.

How do I Subscribe to Showmax to Watch Live Sports?

You can subscribe to either a Showmax mobile, compact, or premium package online at

The premium package, which costs R225 per month, includes live sports broadcasts from SuperSport. Make sure to select the premium package when subscribing.

Can I Watch live Sports on Multiple Devices with one Showmax Subscription?

Yes, with a Showmax premium subscription, you can stream live sports and all other Showmax content simultaneously on up to five devices.

This includes watching on laptops, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and smart TVs/streaming devices at the same time using just one subscription.

So, you can invite friends over to watch the big game without needing multiple subscriptions.


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