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How do I watch Showmax on DStv?

You’ve heard about Showmax and now you want to try it for yourself? Here’s what you need to know. You’ve heard about Showmax and now you want to try it for yourself? Here’s what you need to know. First of all, Showmax is not a channel on DStv. Showmax is an internet TV streaming service that is accessible on internet-connected devices like tablets, laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, media players and smart TVs. Anyone can sign up for Showmax – you don’t have to have DStv to use it. DStv customers can also watch Showmax on their TVs via an internet-connected DStv Explora. If you have DStv Premium you get Showmax at no cost. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get Showmax for R49. Showmax has the world’s best shows and local favourites, including Showmax Originals like Tali’s Wedding Diary, First and Exclusive shows like Younger S1-5, HBO’s hit series Succession, and Marvel series you won’t find anywhere else, including Cloak & Dagger. There are also boxsets of classic series and more to binge-watch.

How to connect an Explora without a Smart LNB

If you do not have a smart LNB, you can use a twin LNB and a Multiswitch to connect your Explora decoder. This is usually the case if you are staying in an apartment that uses a communal dish. But, this type of installation requires a lot of cabling since you will have to run two cables from the dish to the switch. The two cables coming from the dish should be connected to the ISO-20 inputs on the switch. You can then use the Unicable output to connect your Explora.

Still Experiencing Issues?

To successfully connect your Explora decoder, you will need to have an 80cm satellite dish, a Smart LNB, RG6 coaxial cable, and a signal finder machine. The availability of all features of your Explora decoder depends on the quality of the installation. If you have a smart LNB, the installation is quite straight forward. However, if you have a twin LNB or you stay in a complex that has a communal dish then you will need a Multiswitch to connect your Explora. Information on how to connect a Multiswitch id given at the end of the post. If you need help with connecting your Explora, contact us.