The Explora Ultra also includes access to Showmax, BoxOffice and third-party streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The provider aims to, with these offerings, give entertainment fans access to world-class shows and movies.

"In addition to customer favourites such as Catch Up and the renowned recording functionality, our flagship decoder offers built-in WiFi and supports 4K and Dolby Atmos for a clearer, more defined picture quality," DStv says.

"This award is testament to DStv's commitment to providing innovative video entertainment services and solutions that cater for the shifting consumer preferences and technological advances," says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of Multichoice South Africa.

"The Explora Ultra decoder firmly puts the power of home entertainment into the customers' hands, and we are thrilled that customers have voted our device as The Gadget of the Year," adds Shiburi.

Stuff Magazine strives to focus on the newest, most impressive technologies to improve people's lives and drive rapid industry change. Other nominees in the category included:
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Sonos Arc
  • B&O Beosound Stage, and
  • Roku Streambar.
Winners are selected by Stuff Magazine readers from a selection of top performers per category.

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