DStv Launches Explora Ultra Decoder, With Netflix Integration

MultiChoice has officially launched its new Explora Ultra decoder, which includes built-in access to Netflix.

Earlier in June, MultiChoice signed a mega-deal with Netflix and Amazon prime video to offers their streaming services through its new decoder.

Explora Ultra decoder

The new Explora Ultra will be available at selected retail stores from next week.

According to MultiChoice, the new decoder offers customers an enhanced viewing experience and the best available local and international content from DStv and Showmax.

“As part of the new experience, Netflix will be available for the first time on the Explora Ultra decoder,” DStv said.

Key features of the new DStv Explora Ultra include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi capabilities
  • 4K UHD and Dolby Atmos support
  • Redesigned interface for easier access to on-demand content
  • New DStv remote
  • Showmax and Netflix integration, with more streaming services to follow

“The DStv Explora Ultra has a range of amazing features developed to cater to how our customers watch content today. It delivers seamless enjoyment of broadcast, recorded, streaming, downloaded, and CatchUp content in one easy-to-use environment,”

“The Explora Ultra makes it easier than ever before to find, explore and enjoy new content from across DStv channels and third-party streaming apps.”

Said MultiChoice CEO

The Netflix app will be integrated into the new Explora Ultra to allow DStv customers the option to sign up for or sign in to their Netflix account.

The partnership also grants DStv customers with an Explora Ultra the possibility of adding their Netflix subscription to their monthly DStv bill. Meaning customers will have the option to pay for their Netflix subscription in their monthly bill. The inclusion in the bill will also be available to DStv customers who want to become new Netflix subscribers.

MultiChoice said the addition of the Netflix app to a DStv Explora Ultra connected to the Internet opens the door to Netflix’s critically acclaimed local and international entertainment across a wide variety of genres.

The DStv Explora Ultra has a recommended retail price of R2,499 for the standalone device and R3,699 including installation.

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