You can now watch ShowMax on your DStv Explora

2016-06-13 12:00

Cape Town – Let the binge watching begin!

From 13 June, customers with internet-connected DStv Exploras will be able to access ShowMax, a subscription video on demand service, which offers the biggest library of box sets of the best international and local TV series in Africa.

While DStv offers the freshest local and international content directly from Hollywood, as well as live sport and news, through live television and DStv Catch Up; ShowMax offers complete box sets of previous seasons of series so customers can watch from the very first episode.

Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, explained the thinking behind adding ShowMax to the Explora: “Our customers have told us they would like to see the previous seasons of shows that are currently on DStv.

"Adding ShowMax to the DStv Explora puts the entire history of the best TV shows in one place for you to watch from the very beginning – you see the latest season on DStv, and can binge on previous seasons on ShowMax. For example, the latest season 6 of Game of Thrones is showing now on DStv and DStv Catch Up, whereas previous seasons 1-5 are available as box sets on ShowMax.”

Any DStv customer with an active DStv Explora can access ShowMax, regardless of which DStv package they have.

How to get ShowMax on your DStv Explora:

The first thing you’ll need to do is connect your Explora to the internet, which can be done either by Ethernet cable or using our WiFi Connector. For more info, go to Connect your DStv Explora.

The updated software to accommodate ShowMax will be rolled out to all active DStv Exploras over the next week.

Then you’ll need to sign up to ShowMax. Just go to and sign up - you can even opt for a free trial to see if you like it before you commit.

ShowMax costs R99 per month. Payment is easy and can be done through PayPal, credit card payment or through your DStv account for greater convenience and uninterrupted viewing.

Please be aware though that because it’s streamed content, data usage charges will apply. A high data cap or uncapped data service (streaming at 4 Mbps or higher) is recommended.

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