YouTube to be available on DStv Explora Ultra

YouTube is the latest addition to the award-winning DStv Explora Ultra. Subscribers can now watch YouTube, which includes over a billion hours of video, including music videos, short and documentary films, live streams and video blogs.

A new feature available on the Explora Ultra is the Discovery And Launch protocol (DIAL), which enables viewers to play YouTube videos from a second screen device (for example, a mobile phone) directly onto the TV (the first screen device) without pairing between devices.

“The DStv Explora Ultra continues to add depth to the entertainment offering to our customers through notable partnerships with the world’s foremost video entertainment brands. The addition of YouTube to the Explora Ultra builds on DStv’s ambition to be a one-stop video entertainment hub, giving our customers more convenience and choice to access local and international content on a single device,” says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

“YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. Joining DStv Explora Ultra will enable subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa, one of our fastest-growing markets, to watch the millions of hours of amazing content from Africa and around the world on YouTube,” says Alex Okosi, managing director for YouTube emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).