DStv adds Amazon Prime Video to its Explora Ultra

News 18 January 2021

Prime Video joins an impressive list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

DStv adds Amazon Prime Video to its Explora Ultra

DStv has added global streaming service Amazon Prime Video to its recently launched DStv Explora Ultra decoder. DStv customers with a Prime Video membership can now access the entertainment service – which ranges from movies to TV series, including Amazon Originals – with a click of a button on the Explora Ultra.

Prime Video joins an impressive list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

Prime Video’s award-winning TV shows and movies include leading Amazon Originals such as The Wilds S1 and Homecoming which starred Julia Roberts in Season 1 and Janelle Monáe in Season 2. Other Amazon Originals include The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Hanna and Upload.

Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, says, “The Explora Ultra is a one-stop shop for entertainment fans looking to access a catalogue of dynamic entertainment from multiple content providers.

“We are excited to add Amazon Prime Video to the DStv Explora Ultra’s pot of exceptional content. This opportunity unlocks access to more quality global content for our customers and is another way to access Amazon Prime Video content whilst complementing DStv’s promise to offer the very best in local content.”

DStv currently hosts more than 140 channels that offer a wide selection of content ranging from sports, news and lifestyle to education.

How to access Amazon Prime Video on an Explora Ultra

Existing Amazon Prime Video Customers: DStv customers who already have a Prime Video account simply open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage, sign in with their account details and start viewing.

New Customers: Customers who wish to access Prime Video can open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage and will be directed to sign up for an account on the Amazon site. They will be billed directly by Amazon.

About the Explora Ultra

The device offers built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and supports Ultra 4K and Dolby Atmos for a clearer, more defined picture and sound quality.

The completely redesigned interface makes it easy to surf and choose content.

It offers the integration of app-based streaming services including Showmax and now, Amazon Prime Video.

The DStv Explora Ultra is priced at the recommended retail price of R2 499 for the standalone device and R3 699 including installation. It's available to purchase at participating retail stores, online and at this link.

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