Your guide to Showmax and the DStv Explora

4 June 2020

Your guide to Showmax and the DStv Explora

The new Showmax is available on the Explora Ultra and Streama.


What do I need to get Showmax on my DStv Explora?

  1. You need to live in South Africa, Kenya or Nigeria.
  2. Your Explora Ultra needs to be connected to the internet.
  3. You need an uncapped connection of at least 2Mbps, but 4MBps is recommended.
  4. You need a DStv subscription as well as a Showmax subscription.

If you are a DStv subscriber without a Showmax subscription, sign up on the MyDStv website or app. Find out more about how to sign up on the Showmax website.

How do I get Showmax on my DStv Explora Ultra?

Simply press the Showmax button on your Explora Ultra remote.

How to sign in to Showmax on your Explora Ultra

There are three ways to sign into Showmax on your Explora: by using the email, link, or by scanning the QR code.

Using the email

  1. Click “Sign in” in the Showmax app.
  2. Use your email address and password for preview.showmax.com.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Get streaming!

Using the link

  1. Click “Sign in” in the Showmax app. Select “Too much to type?” to activate on your phone. 
  2. Use your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to go directly to preview.showmax.com/activate in your browser.
  3. Enter the unique code you’ll see on your TV screen – you have 15 minutes to do this before the code expires.
  4. Get streaming!

Using the QR code

  1. Click “Sign in” in the Showmax app. 
  2. Select “Too much to type?” to activate on your phone. 
  3. Scan the QR code with your smartphone camera to open the website. 
  4. Sign into Showmax. 
  5. Enter the unique code you’ll see on your TV screen – you have 15 minutes to do this before the code expires.
  6. Get streaming!
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