Showmax on your DStv Explora

Binge-watch entire seasons.

By Vicky Sidler

Binge-watch entire seasons of Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory and more from the very beginning with Showmax on the DStv Explora. Now available on the DStv Explora, you can binge-watch box sets of your favourite series on your big screen with Showmax. With a monthly subscription of R99, internet TV service Showmax lets you watch what you want, when you want it. It has the biggest on-demand catalogue in Africa featuring top shows like SuitsBig Bang TheoryCriminal Minds and Vikings.

“For DStv Explora owners this is a risk-free proposition – binge entire box sets from the very beginning without having to buy any new equipment,” said Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer of Showmax.


Here are six reasons to get Showmax on your DStv Explora.

1. You don’t need a smart TV 

In addition to your laptop, tablet or smartphone, Showmax can also be streamed on your smart TV. But what if you don’t have a smart TV? If you have a DStv Explora, you can quickly and easily set up Showmax to play on the TV you currently have. No need to spend thousands buying a new set.


2. No more switching cables

Are you running out of free HDMI sockets to your TV? Do you need to keep switching cables to run Showmax from your media player or laptop? Watching Showmax on your DStv Explora eliminates this nuisance and you won’t have to manually change the input source either. If you’re running Showmax via the DStv Explora, then you’ve got everything in one spot.


3. Binge on previous seasons, and Catch Up on the latest season

When a new season of your favourite series comes out, you can binge on the previous seasons on Showmax and then watch the latest season on DStv Catch Up. Seasons 1-5 of Game of Thrones and Seasons 1-3 of Ray Donovan are currently available on Showmax, for example, while the latest seasons are airing on DStv.


4. Watch the series you missed completely

We’re in a golden age of content, with more TV series being made than ever before. So many, in fact, that it’s not possible to watch everything when it airs. That means it’s inevitable you’ll miss some great shows. If you missed award-winning dramas like Dexter the first time round, with Showmax you can go back and watch the entire thing from start to finish. Plus you can revisit old favourites, like FriendsHouseScrubsSex and the City and even Vetkoekpaleis!


5. Add Showmax to your DStv account

DStv customers on debit order can choose to add their Showmax subscription to their DStv account. This eliminates the need to pay two separate accounts every month.


6. It’s easy to access Showmax on your DStv Explora

Getting Showmax on your DStv Explora is simple:

  1. Sign up for Showmax at (just R99 per month)
  2. Connect your DStv Explora to the internet
  3. Binge on the biggest online entertainment collection in Africa

To access Showmax on an DStv Explora, the decoder needs to be connected to the internet, then just press the blue DStv button, scroll to Watch Now, and select Showmax. A Showmax subscription is needed to access the service. Existing Showmax customers can log in using their email address and password.


For more information, visit the official Showmax website.


Source: MyBroadband