ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, will now be available on connected DStv Explora decoders, although you will need a ShowMax subscription to access the service.
This is the fourth new viewing option introduced over the past four months and extends access to subscription video services to an even wider audience. In particular, these new viewing options make it easy for people with a standard (non-smart) big screen TV to watch ShowMax.
According to Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer of ShowMax,
In South Africa, interest in internet TV is entering a new phase. In addition to early adopters, we’re now seeing a more mainstream customer base wanting to try the service out. For Explora owners this is a risk-free proposition – binge entire box sets from the very beginning without having to buy any new equipment.”
The company further stated that ShowMax will be added to all active DStv Exploras in South Africa in a phased roll-out starting 13 June 2016.
“We’re already busy on the next phase which is developing apps for additional streaming media devices as well as gaming consoles. Our goal is to provide a great viewing experience no matter what you’re watching ShowMax on,” Ernst added.
ShowMax is owned by Naspers, the biggest publicly traded company by market value in Africa.