How to stream Lockdown S5 on Showmax

Add Showmax to your DStv bill and watch episodes of Lockdown on your phone, laptop or smart TV.

South Africa has been hooked on Lockdown for the past four seasons. The big news now is that Lockdown S5 is streaming exclusively on Showmax. If you’ve never used Showmax or streamed anything online before, Deborah the prison governor of Thabazimbi Correctional shows you how.

How to add Showmax to your DStv bill

Did you know that if you’re a DStv subscriber, you get a discount for Showmax? Or don’t pay anything at all?

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax for FREE while DStv Compact Plus and Compact subscribers only pay R49 per month for Showmax.

  1. Go to
  2. Create a Showmax account with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose "DStv add to account" as your payment method.

Watch Showmax on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, smart TV or gaming console. (Showmax is R99 per month for the standard plan and R49 per month for the mobile plan.)

Season 5 of Lockdown starts on Showmax on 30 January.