Safaricom Partners With Showmax on Streaming Offer for Home Fibre Customers

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has partnered with Showmax to offer its Home Fibre customers a one month unlimited access to the streaming service at no cost. The offer is especially targeted at families for the April holiday season as both firms look to appeal to more customers.  Besides the unlimited access, for the first time, Kenyan viewers can stream Game of Thrones which enters its eighth season on April 15th. The service will also offer Supa Modo, the critically acclaimed Kenyan film starting April 4th.

“We are glad to partner with Showmax to bring a whole world of fun and entertainment to our customers. Our fibre service has continued to record strong demand to connect more homes as more families seek to take advantage of the different possibilities, from a wide selection of entertainment options, home security, to the ability to comfortably work from home. We remain keen on such partnerships in an effort to meet this demand,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom.

All Safaricom Home customers will automatically receive a link to the service once they renew their subscription through M-PESA between 24th March and 15th May 2019.

The link will allow customers to log in to Showmax from up to 5 devices and to stream from two devices simultaneously. Customers can further extend the validity of their subscription to the service for KES 250 per month by dialling *400*3# and selecting the Showmax option.

Showmax is a video-on-demand service that allows any customer with an internet connection to watch a variety of content including movies, TV shows and kids’ shows at their schedule. The service can be accessed across a range of devices including smartphones, computers, and web browsers on both internet connected Smart TVs or TVs connected to Smart TV Boxes.

Safaricom’s Home Fibre service now reaches more than 200,000 homes across the country including Nairobi, Thika, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Kericho, Nyeri, Embu, Meru, Bungoma, Kakamega, Eldoret, Kitale and Nanyuki.