The quick answer to your question:
- Yes, Unlocator does unblock Showmax
Showmax is a video-on-demand service that launched back in 2015 in South Africa. In the region, the channel is a big competitor to both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, two of the biggest streaming services in the world. Aside from South African series and movies, Showmax offers a wide selection of TV shows such as Modern Family, South Park, and Rick & Morty. What makes even more popular is the fact that it shows live events, including weekly games from the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A. However, as grand as it is, Showmax is only available in South Africa. If you want to gain access to the channel’s rich content, you must make use of Unlocator VPN or Smart DNS.
Watch Showmax Outside South Africa Using Unlocator Smart DNS
Just like most streaming services around the world, Showmax applies geo-blocking, a technology that restricts user access to a specific location. The channel only operates in South Africa and can detect a user’s location by examining their public IP address.
Once the traffic is determined to be coming from abroad, a geo-error message pops up, blocking users’ access almost instantly. Not to mention that it also shows what country the streamer is trying to access Showmax from. For example, if you’re trying to watch Showmax from Canada, this is the error you get:
“Showmax is not yet available in Canada.”
The same goes for every country Show max is not available in. However, that’s not the only problem Showmax customers abroad are facing nowadays. The channel is also blocking VPNs and proxy services. If a provider is not credible enough to unblock Showmax, this proxy error appears:
“Connection not allowed. Proxy or unblocking service detected. Please disable and try again.”
Unlocator is one of the few providers able to unblock the channel anywhere in the world. With its Smart DNS feature, Unlocator reroutes chunks of your URLs that are responsible for showcasing your whereabouts. Once the process is done, you can stream Showmax anywhere in the world.
Unlocator Smart DNS maintains perfect speeds and is compatible with almost any device you might be operating. It also doesn’t change your IP address, which grants you access to both local channels and restricted ones simultaneously.
To set up Smart DNS, you need to sign up for a free Unlocator trial. After that, follow the setup guides based on the platform you’re using. Finally, watch Showmax wherever you are outside South Africa.
Unblock Showmax Outside South Africa With Unlocator VPN
Smart DNS isn’t the only way you can get around Showmax’s restrictions with. Unlocator VPN is also more than capable of getting the job done but in a different way. The technology reroutes all of your data through a server of your choosing. Once you’re connected, the VPN encrypts your data and hides your IP address, allowing you to surf the internet securely and anonymously.
Moreover, Unlocator VPN assigns you a temporary IP address based in the country where the connected server is located, granting you full access to restricted channels/websites in that region. For example, if you connect to a South African server, you’ll receive an IP address in South Africa. As a result, you’ll be able to watch the likes of Showmax, DStv, and so many more South African channels no matter where you are.
Here’s what you need to do. First, sign up for a free Unlocator trial. Next, download the Unlocator VPN application on your Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows. Finally, connect to a South African server and watch Showmax anywhere in the world.
The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and Showmax
For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page