How to Install & Activate Showmax on Android TV

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Showmax is one of the most reliable streaming platforms that offers movies, series, kid’s shows, documentaries, and much more. Since it is a geo-restricted platform, you can access its content only from Africa. If you are an African user, you can download the Showmax app directly from the Play Store of your Android TV. Apart from that, you can use the sideload or cast method to stream the Showmax content on your Android Smart TV. Additionally, you can also visit its official website by using the browser on your Android TV. By following this guide, you will learn the possible ways to stream Showmax on your Android TV.

How to Install Showmax on Android TV from Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

Open the Google Play Store

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

Search for the Showmax app on Android TV

3. Enter Showmax in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select Showmax from the suggested results.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

How to Activate Showmax on Android TV

After the installation process, you need to activate the app with a Showmax account to stream the videos.

1. Open the Showmax app on your Android TV.

2. You will get the activation code. If you are not getting the code, click the Sign In button to get the code.

3. Now, go to the Showmax’s activation website [] on your smartphone or PC.

4. Enter the code and click the Continue button.

Activate the Showmax app

5. After that, sign in with your account to complete the activation.

6. Now, Showmax will be activated on your Android TV. You can access all the content.

How to Install Showmax APK on Android TV Outside the Africa

If you can’t find Showmax in the Play Store, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to sideload its APK file using the Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install the Downloader app

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Select the security and restrictions option

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now. Go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Latest version of Showmax APK:

Enter the Showmax APK URL on the field

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Now, you need to install any VPN on your Android TV, like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, and connect to the African server.

17. Then, click Open to launch the Showmax APK and watch your desired media content.

How to Watch Showmax Using Browser

Showmax has a dedicated webpage that includes an extensive media library of numerous movies/shows/series. As the simplest way, you can access the Showmax platform on your TV through its web version. For that, you have to use any of the best web browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL ( in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

Tap the sign in button and enter the Email address

4. Click the Sign In button and enter your credentials.

5. Then, you can access your favorite content on your Android TV.

How to Cast Showmax on Android TV

Apart from installing and sideloading, you can also Chromecast the content from your smartphone to the TV by using the cast option in the Showmax app. Fortunately, the Showmax app is compatible with the built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the Showmax from your smartphone to Android TV if you don’t want to sideload the app.

1. Install the Showmax from the Google Play Store.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

3. Open the Showmax on your smartphone and log in with your account.

4. Click the Cast icon from the app.

Tap the Cast icon on the top

5. Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.

6. Now, the content will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

How to Fix Showmax Not Working on Android TV

If the Showmax app is not working properly on your Android TV due to issues like buffering, freezing, & black screen, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • Make sure that your Android TV and the app get the proper internet speed.
  • Check the server outage of Showmax using the Downdetector platform.
  • Reboot your Android TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
  • Clear the app cache files for Showmax accumulated on your device.
  • Update your Android TV firmware and the app to the latest version.
  • Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems for both the device and the app.
  • As a last solution, contact Showmax’s customer support website to get help.

Showmax Alternatives

If you feel that Showmax isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream movies & series. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Showmax.

Amazon Prime Video$14.99/month


1. Can I install the Showmax mod APK on Android TV?

Yes, you can install the Showmax mod APK on your smart TV.

3. Can I use Showmax for free?

No, you cannot stream Showmax for free.

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