There is already so much you can do with a DStv Explora. You can enjoy
the latest series like Game of Thrones even past their airing time by
accessing . You can also head on to (in selected countries) and get
entertained with blockbusters like Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation that
is available for renting.
But do you ever feel like you want more?
We have awesome news for you, now you can get even a lot more from the
Explora when it’s connected to the internet with features such asCatch
Up Plus and Remote Recording
What do I need to access DStv Catch Up Plus?
You need the following to access DStv Catch Up Plus:
internet connection in your home (we recommend a high-speed unlimited
connection, with a minimum 2Mbps download speed when using this
A DStv Explora which is connected to the existing internet in your home.
DStv Explora must be enabled for DStv Catch Up Plus (to do this, press
the blue DStv button, select “Settings”, select “User Preferences”,
select “Connected Services” and set DStv Catch Up Plus to “On”)
An active DStv Premium and PVR subscription.
Some free space on your DStv Explora (for downloads).
How do I connect the DStv Explora to the internet?
your DStv Explora is in the same room as your router, you can link them
using an Ethernet cable (available from any electronic store).
What type of programming does DStv Catch Up Plus offer?
Catch Up Plus includes series, box sets (when available), sports,
movies, documentaries, kids’ shows and exclusive content. Some of the
content on DStv Catch Up Plus is content that’s expired from DStv Catch
Up (giving you a little longer to watch the show).
How long does it take for the DStv Catch Up Plus catalogue to download to my DStv Explora?
catalogue should only take a few minutes to download (depending on the
quality of your internet connection). It starts downloading once your
DStv Explora is connected to the internet and you have enabled the DStv
Catch Up Plus feature.
How do I use DStv Catch Up Plus on my Explora?
you’ve connected your DStv Explora to the internet in your home, you
need to switch the feature “On” (to do this, press the blue DStv button,
select “Settings”, select “User Preferences”, select “Connected
Services” and set DStv Catch Up Plus to “On”).
To access DStv Catch
Up Plus, press CATCH UP (you’ll go to the usual DStv Catch Up screen),
then press CATCH UP again to switch to DStv Catch Up Plus. (The
catalogue needs a few minutes to download once you’ve connected your
DStv Explora to the internet).
You can now browse hundreds of additional titles available for download.
How much internet data is used when downloading content from DStv Catch Up Plus to my DStv Explora?
with any video service, data usage can be relatively high depending on
the amount of programmes you download or stream. Programmes range from
around 200MB to 1.2GB
What is remote recording?
is a function on the DStv TV Guide that enables users to set recordings
from their mobile devices or PCs to their decoders at home.
What do I need so that I can start remote recording on my decoder?
You need a DStv Explora decoder
Internet connectivity to your Explora
A DStv Connect account with your Smartcard linked (Explora Smartcard).
Do I change my decoder settings to enable remote recording?
Yes, please follow the simple instructions below.
Press the menu button on your remote (Blue button)
Remote recordings (Switch ON remote recordings)
How does it work?
you have met the above criteria, you will see the red record button
upon clicking on a programme. You can trigger the recording by clicking