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How to connect Showmax to your DStv Explora

By 10th May 2017 6 Comments

Why should I get Showmax on my DStv Explora?

So that you can get the entire binge-worthy Showmax catalogue directly on your big-screen TV – that’s the short answer. You can also add your monthly Showmax subscription to your DStv account, for maximum convenience.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you live in South Africa?
  • Do you have a DStv account?
  • Do you have a DStv Explora that is connected to the internet?
  • Do you have a Showmax account? (If not, sign up now for your free 14-day trial – it’s quick and easy)
  • Would you prefer not to have to upgrade to a smart TV?
  • Would you prefer not to have to buy an Apple TV or Chromecast device to stream Showmax onto your big-screen TV?
  • Do you want to put your couch to the test as you binge all your favourite shows and movies direct to your TV?

If you answered “yes” to all of these, then read on!

How do I get Showmax on my Explora?

  1. First, make sure your Explora is connected to the internet. To find out how, visit and select “DStv Connected Explora” from the slider in the middle of the page. (We recommend an uncapped connection of at least 10Mbps for the best viewing experience, and 2Mbps is the absolute minimum speed.)
  2. To access Showmax on your Explora, push the blue DStv button on your Explora remote control.
  3. Scroll to “Watch now” and select “Showmax”.
  4. Navigate to the content you’d like to watch and push OK when you’ve found the show you’ve been looking for.
  5. You will be prompted to sign into your Showmax account. If you don’t have an account, sign up at
  6. Once you’ve signed in, there will be a 30-second countdown before the show is ready to watch.

Yes. It really is that easy.

How can I add Showmax to my DStv account?

Now that you’re all set up to watch Showmax directly from your DStv Explora, you’ll want to add it to your monthly DStv account so that you only have to make one payment every month for both Showmax and your DStv subscription.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. Go to My Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select Add to DStv account.
  4. Sign in with your DStv Connect ID.
  5. Add ShowMax to your DStv account.

And now you’re A for away!

Note that only South African subscribers can get Showmax on their DStv Explora and add Showmax to their DStv account.

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