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Explore more on your DStv Ultra Explora

We’ve broken the mould of home entertainment as you’ve come to know it. With the introduction of apps, our new Explora Ultra adds depth to the entertainment offering available.

With the introduction of streaming apps, our new Explora Ultra adds depth to the entertainment offering available. We’re giving you on-demand access to world-class shows and movies and ensuring you never miss a moment with our renowned PVR, BoxOffice and Catch Up. The DStv Explora Ultra puts the power in your hands so you can enjoy all the best content, exactly the way you want to.

Enjoy streaming services including DStv, Showmax, Netflix and Prime Video - directly from the APPS button on your remote. You can even add Netflix to your DStv account (Streaming subscription required).

Watch Catch Up on your new Explora Ultra. There's over 175 hours ready to enjoy at any time and if you connect your Explora Ultra to the internet, you'll get all the Catch Up content for your package.

Pause live TV for up to two hours and record up to 110 hours of your favorite shows. Savour every moment with instant replays, fast forward, rewind and slow motion.

Easily find something to enjoy with the eight-day TV guide and recommendations across DStv, BoxOffice, Showmax and selected apps-access all this from the HOME button .

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Connect your Explora Ultra to the Internet for more

You can connect your Explora Ultra to the internet with built-in WiFi or via an ethernet cable (not included). Data charges apply when the DStv Explora Ultra is connected to the internet. Although a capped connection may be used for limited streaming, we recommend an uncapped connection (due to volume of data consumed when streaming), with line speed based on your viewing requirements.

A minimum 2Mbps is recommended for SD downloads; for SD streaming, a minimum of 4Mbps; for HD streaming*, a minimum of 10Mbps (plus connection to an HD capable TV); for 4K streaming*, we recommend checking the requirements of the individual content suppliers (plus connection to a 4K-capable TV).

*where available from the content supplier.


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DStv A9 Remote Control

Our newest remote gives you full control of your Explora Ultra. We’ve added an APPS button to give you quick access to our streaming apps and a HOME button where you’ll find recommendations. There’s also quick access to your Playlist, Catch Up, BoxOffice and the TV Guide.

This remote features backlighting and can be programmed to control other audio/visual equipment.

Supports multiple modes | 12 Month Warranty


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Protect your Device

Your decoder comes with a one-year warranty. To extend your coverage further, get Device Insurance with DStv. NMS Insurance Services (SA) Limited policy sets out terms and conditions under which your decoder will be insured.

Get insured for only R39 pm


Important for you to know

Installation of the DStv Explora Ultra decoder works exactly like all our other Explora models, so you’ll need an 80cm dish and a DStv Smart LNB. We recommend using a DStv Accredited Installer (their works carries a 3-month warranty).

A payment of a monthly Access Fee and an active DStv subscription are required to experience the full Ultra experience (including a connection to an additional decoder in XtraView and access to streaming apps).

An additional monthly Access Fee is required if you’d like to add a third decoder in XtraView.

Please remember that data costs apply when connected to the internet and, in some cases, separate subscriptions may be required for streaming apps. The quality of your streaming depends on your internet connection and line speed.

Features vary based on active subscriptions.

The DStv Explora Ultra can deliver standard-definition video via RCA, HD and 4K video via HDMI. However, RF is not supported. You can enjoy crisp and vivid HD, 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos in content where available and if the decoder is connected to the correct equipment.

The DStv Explora Ultra has a 12-month warranty from the date of purchase.

Only available in South Africa.

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