DsTv Now is an innovation by Multichoice to enable their customers to watch live TV shows and programmes on a variety of digital devices.
It is a free application available to DSTV customers to watch their favourite shows from their laptops, PC, Android and IOS-Based devices and other smartphones.
This service is available to all DSTV customers provided you have your login details which will enable you to have access to the app.
The contents you watch depends on the DSTV package you subscribe to.
All you need to do is to subscribe to any of the DSTV packages of your choice, download the Now app and log in to have full access to the service.
It is important you know that it packages comes with no extra cost but a strong internet connection is required.
It is advisable that you get a data subscription bundle with a network connection that is very strong so that you don’t experience downtime while streaming with your Now app.
To enjoy this app, we have come up with everything you need to know about the product, how to use it and how you can enjoy all the benefits that come with the product.
Using DsTv Now
The following are the basic things you need to start using this platform.
Your desktop, laptop, Xbox, Smart TV or smartphone. The smartphone can be either Android or IOS-based devices.
Ensure that you have an android version of at least 7.0 while for the IOS device, you should have at least version 4.
A strong internet connection. We advise that you subscribe to a good data plan and use the strongest network in your area. You can use it with an uncapped ISP account so that you don’t get excessively charged for data consumption.
A browser. You can also use it on any of the supported browsers. The supported browsers include Chrome version 53 or higher, internet explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Firefox version 47 or higher, and Safari 9.
You also need a connection ID.
The app comes with some features which distinguish it from the DSTV mobile. They are:
1.) Live TV
With the Now app, you can watch live TV shows on your internet-enabled mobile device or computer.
You can always find channels that are airing live on the Live TV section of the app. The channels are placed into categories so that it becomes easy for you to navigate through.
With the Live TV feature, you need not worry when there is a power failure while you are watching any programme on your TV set.
All you need to do is to switch to the live TV on your Now app to continue your viewing.
2.) Catch Up
You do not need to worry again when you miss any of your favourite episodes or show because, with the Catch-Up feature on the app, you can watch shows that have already been aired.
You can also download any of the programme so that you can watch it offline when you are free.
3.) Cast to TV or bigger screens
You can cast your current screen to a bigger screen when using the app because it now supports screen mirroring technologies.
You can use Apple AirPlay to mirror your iPhone to an Apple TV or Mac computer while Google Chromecast supports both Android and IOS devices.
You should note that both devices need to be connected to the internet before it can work. You will need to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.
4.) Special Kids Shows
Apart from the normal kids’ channels that comes with any DSTV subscription plan, there is a special section on the app where there are a lot of shows your kids can enjoy.
The good thing about it is that you can set a PIN so that when the device is with your kids, they can not be able to navigate to any other section once you put it to the kids’ section.
With this, you do not need to be worried when the device is with your kids as they are protected from viewing any potential inappropriate content.
Countries Where Now App Works
You can gain access to these services when you are in the following countries.
- South Africa
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Cape Verde
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Equatorial Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- Ivory Coast
- Sao Tome and Principle
- Sierra Leone
- St Helena Island
You should know that these countries also enjoy the DSTV TV satellite services and you will not be able to use the Now service outside these countries.
Guide to Using Now App
The first step is to visit the website at now.dstv.com or you can download the app via Google playstore or Apple App Store.
The next step is to register or login with your DSTV login details. While registering, you should use the same details with the ones you provided when you bought your DSTV decoder.
The next step now is to link your DSTV account to your DSTV Connect ID. You can do that by following the prompt after your registration. Once this is done, you unlock all the features that come with Now service.
You can now choose from the various live shows you wish to watch. You can also select from your Catch Up to watch any missed show or movie.
The last step is for you to sit back and watch the shows you have selected.
With the DSTV Now app, you can watch any of your favourite shows anywhere you are and anytime you want.
You don’t need to be worried if you don’t have access to your TV set at the time your favourite show is airing as you could easily make use of your smartphone to watch it.
It is important you know that you can only have access to the channels you subscribe to on your DSTV decoder when using Now service.
Another thing is that you can connect your account to up to 5 devices.
This means that you and four other of your family members can use the same account.