Mon 01 Jun 2015, 16:00
MultiChoice unveiled its Connected Services for the DStv Explora.
What do you do when you already have the most exciting and capable PVR decoder on the market?
MultiChoice unveiled its Connected Services for the DStv Explora and subscribers will now be able to connect their Explora to the Internet and unlock a world of entertainment through DStv Catch Up Plus and also set remote recordings.
DStv Catch Up Plus will give Explora owners, with an active Premium subscription, access to more than 300 titles of great series, movies and other exclusive content. You can now download up to 25 titles at a time from the Internet to their DStv Explora. The data charges for these download will be as per your data plan with your Internet Service Provider and for your account.
DStv Catch Up, which is currently available on PVRs and the DStv Explora, offers catch up content that is instantly available for viewing.
DStv Catch Up Plus is an additional catalogue of catch up content that can be downloaded to be watched later on the DStv Explora.
Another fantastic feature of Connected Services is Remote Recording. This lets you schedule recordings via your laptop, smartphone or tablet when you're away from home. All you have to do is to log into TV Guide on the DStv website or app using your Connect ID and select the programme you would like to record. This programme will then be recorded and will be added to your Explora playlist. Never miss a programme when away from home ever again!
Subscribers can also use the DStv Now app, which will enable you to set recordings from any iOS or Android mobile device.
"When we launched the Explora in 2013, we promised that we’d make it even better – we’re now delivering on that promise," said the General Manager of MultiChoice.
"The DStv Explora is a great platform that enables us to offer our subscribers a range of services that will take their entertainment to the next level. Catch Up Plus and Remote Recording are just the first of many Connected Services to come. This is just the beginning."
To enjoy these connected services, you will need to link your DStv Explora to your existing Internet router, either by cable or using the DStv WiFi Connector. The Connector will be available in retail stores and it connects the Explora to the existing WiFi network.
Access to DStv’s Connected Services is included with the monthly DStv Premium subscription and access fee. Any DStv Explora subscriber can use remote recording, however, DStv Catch Up Plus is exclusively available to DStv Premium subscribers.