DStv Explora (Model 3A)


Change the way you watch TV

Why just watch TV when you and your family can experience every picture-perfect moment in crystal clear HD? The DStv Explora high-definition viewing will push you to the edge of your seat and make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.

  • Watch the action in crystal clear HD
  • Watch one channel, while you record another
  • Pause live TV for up to two hours
  • Record up to 110 hours of your favourite shows
  • Easily record entire series
  • Connect your DStv Explora to the internet for DStv Catch Up Plus, Showmax plus set recordings when you’re away from home.
  • Fast forward, rewind, instant replay and slow motion
  • Use XtraView to connect up to three decoders under one subscription
  • Recommended retail price R999 (without installation) or R1699 (with installation).

Full use of the DStv Explora (including connection to one decoder in XtraView) requires payment of a monthly Access Fee (R90). Connection of a third decoder in XtraView requires payment of an additional monthly Access Fee (R90)


For the first time ever get access to movies, kids’ shows and documentaries on DStv Catch Up

Missed your favourite shows? The DStv Explora makes this even less of a problem by adding variety to what you can watch on DStv Catch Up.

While all other PVRs have 20 hours of content (with series and sports highlights available), the DStv Explora has much more on offer including movies, kids’ shows, documentaries and other genres of entertainment on DStv Catch Up. The DStv Explora also offers more series on DStv Catch Up. On selected series, we bring you up to four weeks’ worth of episodes (we call this “series stacking”). DStv Catch Up on the Explora is available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family customers. Content varies per package.

If you connect your DStv Explora to the internet, you’ll find even more content to enjoy on Catch Up Plus, including more series and hundreds of movies (exclusive to DStv Premium customers).


Need some quality family time, but don’t want to leave your house?

BoxOffice gives you the perfect excuse to plan a big family night in - we’ve got up to 30 blockbusters to choose from! Rent one from the comfort of your couch and keep it for 48 hours!

Remember, if you're new to BoxOffice, the first rental is on us! BoxOffice is available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Select, Access and EasyView customers.


Get Showmax on your DStv Explora

Now you can get Showmax on your DStv Explora - entire box sets of the best TV shows in one place for you to watch from the very beginning. You'll see the latest season on DStv and can binge watch the previous seasons on Showmax.

Get your binge on with over 25 000 episodes of the best international and local series.

Using Showmax on your DStv Explora is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Sign up for Showmax at showmax.com/dstv
  • Connect your DStv Explora to the internet
  • Enjoy 25 000 episodes of the best series and movies.

DStv Explora FAQs

The recommended installation is an 80cm satellite dish with a DStv Smart LNB.

If your decoder is linked to multiple TVs, linked to other decoders in XtraView or you live in a complex where you cannot install your own individual dish, we recommend chatting to your nearest DStv Accredited Installer for info.

Yes, the decoder comes with the HDMI cable to connect it to your HD TV and the power cable to connect it to the mains.

No. You need to be a Showmax subscriber to use Showmax on your DStv Explora. Access to Showmax on the DStv Explora also requires a DStv subscription and payment of the monthly Access Fee (R90).