If you are not using DStv’s dedicated streaming platform, chances are that you are already missing out on quality entertainment when you don’t have to. This article is about the DStv Now application and its web platform, what they are, how you can download and use them, and everything in-between.
What is DStv Now?
DStv Now is a platform for the live stream of DStv content by a subscriber who has an active subscription. It is available as a mobile application on Android and iOS platforms. But you can also access DStv Now online using the web browser on a PC, tablet, or smartphone by visiting the DStv Now website at now.dstv.com.
To access the web platform, visit now.dstv.com on your smartphone or laptop. Click on “Sign Up” and enter your details (to create an account). Once your account is created, you’ll be able to stream all the DStv channels on your current subscription at no extra cost.
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How much is DStv Now?
DStv Now app and web platforms are free for all DStv owners with an active subscription. All you’ll need is a working internet connection to access the channels that are available on your current package.
It’s important to note that you can still download and use this app to watch a few free channels without a DStv account. However, you have to make the required payment if you want access to the best channels.
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DStv Now app Download
You can download the DStv Now app for your smart devices from your app store. Simply locate the app store on your Android or iOS device and search for “DStv Now.” When the app pops up, tap on download and wait for it to install. Once the installation is complete, open it and create an account to start streaming your favourite shows and movies.
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How many devices can I use?
Irrespective of your package or location, you can only use 4 devices on a single DStv Now account.
How do I remove a device from DStv Now?
To remove a device from your list of devices on DStv Now, tap the settings icon at the bottom of your app. Under Account, select Manage Devices. Here you’ll find a list of devices connected to your account. To remove a device, select Remove next to the device you want to eliminate.
Note that you can only remove 2 devices from your list of devices in six months.
What are the best quality settings?
The best video quality settings for DStv Now are the default settings. This is normally at a default state of 720p and that means an average data consumption rate of 1.3GB per hour. This works fine on smartphones and I do not recommend changing it unless you are using a smart TV with a big screen. The highest video quality is 1080p (HD) with an average data consumption rate of 2.3GB per hour.
You can always adjust video quality settings to meet your needs. To adjust video quality on DStv Now app, touch the setting icon at the bottom, scroll down to Maximum Video Quality and touch it to choose your desired quality.
Why is Dstv Now not showing all channels?
When this happens, there are normally two predominant reasons:
- Expired subscription
- Poor internet connectivity
The first thing you should check should be your internet connection. Be sure your data is turned on and your internet is working properly.
If your internet is fine, you still won’t get all channels if your subscription has expired. Check to see if you still have an active subscription and restart the app to try again. A poor internet connection can cause you to see a blank screen when you attempt to view a channel.
Also, if you have just paid for a package, you have to wait for activation instructions to reach your account before all the channels can show up on the app.
DStv Now is not working
If your DStv Now is not working, it could be caused by several reasons. It could be your internet connection. Ensure you have good internet connectivity on your device before attempting to use the app.
Your DStv Now not working could also be caused by an expired or inactive subscription. Check your account to make sure you still have an active subscription. If you just made a payment, ensure the package has been activated, then restart the app to start streaming.
Get this app today or sign up on the web platform so you can catch up with the best TV shows anytime, anywhere.
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