Are you trying to find out how to connect your DSTV Explora decoder to the internet? If you have an Explora that is still not connected to the internet, then you have been missing out! Getting your decoder online gives you access to an a whole new level of entertainment. Depending on the Explora model that you have, you get access to Catchup, YouTube, and Showmax. So, how do you get internet on the DSTV Explora?
Steps to connect your DSTV Explora decoder to the internet
How you connect your DSTV Explora to the internet depends on the type of decoder that you have. The following is how to get connectivity on different types of Explora decoders;
- If you have the the Explora Ultra, you can connect the decoder to the internet using the build in WiFi that’s on the device. You can also connect it to the internet using an Ethernet cable.
- Those that have the Explora 3a or 3b decoders can get internet using an Ethernet cable. If you wish to get connect using WiFi, you will have to get the DSTV WiFi connector.
Why connect to the internet?
That’s how to connect your DSTV Explora decoder to the internet. But why would you want to do this? It’s something that we have previously discussed.
Getting connected to the internet gives you a enhanced entertainment experience. Your DSTV Explora is a very capable decoder that comes with a host of features.
If you have the Explora Ultra, you will get YouTube, Netflix and other applications by connecting to the internet. You also get access to Catchup. The addition of Netflix and YouTube means all your entertainment will be in one place.
Netflix and YouTube are not available on the Explora 3a and 3b. However, you still get an enhanced experience by connecting these devices to the internet. You get access to Catchup and to other service such as Showmax.
This post was dedicated to showing you how to connect the DSTV Explora to the internet. It was noted that how you do it depends on the type of Explora decoder that you have. The easiest to connect is the Explora Ultra, which comes with both and Ethernet port and with build in WiFi. All other decoders can be connected to the internet using either the DSTV WiFi connector or an through the build in Ethernet port.