How to get Netflix and Showmax on your TV and other devices.

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To receive Showmax or Netflix you must have internet in your home (preferably 10 meg or faster and preferably uncapped as video is data intensive.)

Showmax is available on most newer model SMART TV’s
SMART TV’s have a Ethernet port at the back of them and you connect the smart TV to the the internet in your home via a Ethernet cable from your Router. Some SMART TV’s can connect to your local WIFI in your home and therefor do not require cables.
If your flat screen TV is not a SMART TV then you can purchase a set top box and connect it to your Flat screen TV.
Set top boxes can be purchase at places like incredible connection, or similar. Some boxes are WIFI only and require good WIFI close to the TV other boxes can be hard wired to your router using a CAT6 cable.
Set top boxes range from about R1,000 to R4,000.
We recommend the LIT Telkom box at about R1,600 available at Telkom Mobile shops. Or Apple TV box available at apple stores R3,200 to R4,000.
PLEASE NOTE: Not All set top boxes support SHOWMAX, check with supplier before purchase.

Showmax is available on windows computers go to www.showmax.co.za
Showmax is available on Android and Apple mobile devices, go to app store on device.
Showmax is available on DSTV Explora decoders that are connected to the internet. Must have a DSTV subscription.
Explora decoders can be connoted to the internet in your home in 2 ways.

  1. Hard Wire (best way): Run a CAT6 Cable from your router to your Explora decoder.
  2. WIFI: You must purchase a DSTV WIFI connector (available from Takealot https://www.takealot.com/dstv-wifi-connector-usb-3000/PLID17022007?gclid=CjwKCAjwnIr1BRAWEiwA6GpwNU5wMQ0qlhug8YRSL8pxZgs5zA5mape1ICpvsvBxjcwXN1S7Q5RDJRoCgdoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds ) or DSTV themselves or other retail stores. This DSTV WIFI connector must be plugged into your Explora decoder. YOU MUST HAVE STRONG WIFI SIGNAL CLOSE TO YOUR EXPLORA DECODER for it to work reliably.

Netflix is NOT available on any DSTV decoders and is the Opposition to SHOWMAX which is part of MULTICHOICE.
Netflix is available on SMART TV’s that connect to the internet. (As well as computers – www.netflix.com , and mobile devices – download app from android or apple store)
If your flat screen TV is not a SMART TV then you can purchase a set top box and connect it to your Flat screen TV.
Set top boxes can be purchase at places like incredible connection, or similar. Some boxes are WIFI only and require good WIFI close to the TV other boxes can be hard wired to your router using a CAT6 cable.
Set top boxes range from about R1,000 to R4,000.
We recommend the LIT Telkom box at about R1,600 available at Telkom Mobile shops. Or Apple TV box available at apple stores R3,200 to R4,000.

Mr Satellite can help you with installation of SHOWMAX and NETFLIX in your home.
Mr Satellite is based Southern Suburbs Cape Town and services that area.
Mr Satellite charges R650 per hour labour plus any product used which is charged for at retail prices.
Call David Shadford Owner of MR SATELLITE on 0832615290 to take further.
We specialise in:
DSTV, home and comercial.
Home theatre,
Creating a WIFI and local area network in and around your home.
Streaming music around your home using SONOS and similar solutions.

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