Multichoice has announced two new decoders to the market called Explora Ultra & Streama decoders enabling video streaming and coming with YouTube and Showmax buttons.
The DStv Explora Ultra looks like a bigger set-top box (STB) with curved edges. It has built-in Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity while offering the same features as the previous-generation Explora decoder. The decoder will carry third-party video streaming services and enable DStv subscribers to watch these services through the connected decoder.
MultiChoice’s DStv Streama decoder, with a grill-like, video-console look, has a small remote control with Showmax and YouTube buttons underneath a blue “home” button. The DStv Streama device connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable to allow users to seamlessly switch between applications like DStv, Showmax, and YouTube. The Streama decoder can also connect to your TV through HDMI.
Customers would need login details to access the DStv Streama device as they will be able to stream content from DStv, Showmax, and YouTube and stream music via the JOOX app. Details about the price for both the Explora Ultra & Streama decoders will be announced soon.