Explora ethernet port for local viewers
MultiChoice has announced the launch of a number of new Internet-based features for its flagship Explora decoder at an event in Johannesburg. Putting to bed concerns that a separate Wi-Fi dongle would be necessary, MultiChoice revealed that it would be possible to connect Explora decoders to the Internet through the device’s Ethernet port.
The pay TV operator has made no secret of its intention to add Internet connectivity, specifically remote recording and Catch Up Plus to the Explora.
Katrina Sikeni, Public Relations and Communications Manager, MultiChoice Namibia stated that the service is currently only available in South Africa where it is tested at length by actual users to determine its suitability and uptake. Depending on how it is received in the market, MultiChoice intends to expand the service and inform subscribers if and when the service will be available, she explained.
DStv Catch Up Plus will add another 300 titles to the existing 280 including box sets. Subscribers will have to download these extra titles to their Explora before they can watch them. Up to 25 downloads may be queued at once and the DStv Catch Up Plus services on the Explora also includes queue management features.