DStv Explora, take your TV to a different universe
of viewing pleasure

Watch TV on your terms with the DStv Explora

Remote Recording

With Remote Recording, there’s no reason to ever miss your favourite show. Simply access our online Tv Guide or download DStv Now to your smart device, login and schedule a recording on your Connected DStv Explora.

Access to Remote Recording is included in your monthly subscription and access fee.
Terms and Conditions and data costs apply when using this feature. SA only. DStv.com/GetConnected.

Missed your favorite shows? DStv Catch Up allows you to catch up on series (includes series stacking), sports highlights, movies, documentaries, kids’ shows and more. And if you connect your DStv Explora to the internet, you’ll discover hundreds of extra Catch up titles – all downloadable straight to your DStv Explora to watch in your own time.

Only available on selected packages. Use of the PVR functionality and/or XtraView requires payment of a R80 access fee.

BoxOffice gives you the perfect excuse to plan a big family night in. Now you can rent any of the 20 blockbuster movies from the comfort of your own couch, and keep them for 48 hours. Remember, if you're new to BoxOffice, the first rental's on us!

BoxOffice only available on selected packages. Use of the PVR functionality and / or XtraView requires payment of a monthly R80 access fee.


Why just watch TV when you and your family can experience every picture-perfect moment in crystal clear HD? The DStv Explora’s 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.

As seen on SuperSport.
HD only available on selected packages. Use of the PVR functionality and / or XtraView requires payment of a monthly R80 access fee.

The Playlist

The Playlist is where you can find your whole family’s DStv recordings. And, because you can record up to 220 hours, the DStv Explora neatly arranges your recording into categories. We’ll even group all your series recordings together, making it much easier to find what you’re looking for.

Kung Fu Panda as seen on Nickelodeon,channel 305. Avatar: Legend of Korra as seen on Nickelodeon,channel 305. Ben 10 as seen on Cartoon Network,channel 301

Better content discovery

Still channel-surfing to find what you’re looking for? Now it’s easy with movie, sport, series, theme, keyword and advanced search options. Find the perfect PG-rated movie for the kids, tune in to the live game or discover when your favourite show starts by simply pressing the SEARCH button.

More recording time

There’s room for even the biggest of families with up to 220 hours of recording space. Keep that movie the kids want to watch again and again, keep up with your favourite shows, and still have space for the family’s must-see blockbusters.

Get a full 360˚ view

Select a hotspot to see so much more of the DStv Explora

  • Left Audio

    RCA Out Port

  • Right Audio

    RCA Out Port

  • Video Out

    RCA Out Port

  • RF In

    Used for XtraView/TV Link connection

  • RF Out

    Used for XtraView/TV Link connection

  • Unicable In

    Satellite input to the DStv Explora

  • HDMI

    Output to audio/visual equipment

  • Digital Audio Output

    To get Dolby Digital sound on audio equipment

  • Ethernet Connection

    Used when connecting the DStv Explora to the internet

  • USB Ports

    Used when connecting the DStv Explora to the internet

  • Power Input

    Insert power supply provided with DStv Explora here

Master your remote

Discover a range of seamless functions that’ll put you in control

  • BoxOffice

    Quick access to a selection of the hottest movies available to rent

  • Catch Up

    Quick access to a bigger and better DStv Catch Up experience

  • Playlist

    Your direct hotlink to all the programmes you have recorded

  • TV Guide

    View 8 full days of programming info, to plan your viewing easily

  • Search

    Get A-Z listings of sport & movies, or search for programmes that meet your needs

  • DStv

    Goes to DStv Central – ONE central menu with all content, settings, info & schedules

  • Back

    Press to remove onscreen items or to save your settings

  • Status Bar

    More info about your current viewing position & a great way to quickly jump through content

  • Bookmark

    Mark a selected spot in your recorded content, which lets you find it again at a later stage

  • Replay

    Instantly jump video back 10 seconds at a time

  • Grid

    Displays the channel grid, which lists available channels in an easy-to-use grid

  • TV

    Your hotlink back to video or live TV

  • Alt

    Switches between the last two viewed channels

  • Options

    See the available choices & change Language, Aspect Ratio, Display & the order of items on screen

  • Arc

    Your hotlink to changing the aspect ratio on the fly

Download the user guides for more information

A5 Remote A6 Remote

How to use your DStv Explora

From unpacking that box to getting connected, we’ve got you covered!
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*Recommended retail price. Excludes dish and installation. Use of the PVR functionality and / or XtraView requires payment of a monthly R80 access fee. BoxOffice, DStv Catch Up and HD are only available on selected packages. Terms and Conditions apply. SA only