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Help 01 May 2021

Wherever you are, whatever you want to see, whenever you want to see it, DStv has an app to tailor-make a viewing experience just for you

TV lovers, however you’re watching, DStv has an app to make your experience faster, more efficient, more flexible, and more enjoyable. With the MyDStv, DStv, Showmax and SuperSport apps, leaving your house behind doesn’t mean having to leave your entertainment behind, too.

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Be a decoder genius with the MyDStv app

With the MyDStv app on your phone or tablet, you can do everything including watching your favourite shows with the Watch Now function (by linking to the DStv app). Or, find the perfect show to watch next with the Content Recommendation functionality contained within the app. The homescreen will allow you to check out all the latest news and information about new shows coming to DStv without even logging in.

Once a show catches your eye, you can plan your viewing with the TV guide right in the app – which means you don’t have to interrupt anyone’s viewing to do that.

Holiday? Hooray!

On the move? The MyDStv app allows you to manage all your DStv viewing, no matter where you are. The Manage Holiday Home function and easy step-by-step guide will help you to see all the TV you want to see in a strange house, on a decoder you’ve never used before.

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With the MyDStv app, you can update your details, manage current decoders, name your decoders so you can identify them easily and add new decoders. You can view and pay bills, check up on your transaction history and statements, and add decoder insurance for when load shedding does its worst. There’s even a How To Pay guide for newcomers that’ll step you through the process.

Additionally, you can also:

  • ADD movies
  • Change package (upgrade/downgrade)
  • Activate and manage Showmax
  • Activate and manage Indian add-on
  • Set up XtraView
  • And you can reconnect after time away, too

EARN rewards!

The MyDStv app is also the best way to keep track of your DStv Rewards and special promotion offers. Within the app, you can explore the available Rewards and status levels, unlock more Rewards, enter Rewards competitions, and accept challenges. You can opt to have notifications and in-app messages sent to your MyDStv app so that you can see all the latest news.

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Help is on the way

And because we all know that things can go wrong, the MyDStv app also has access to the Clear Errors (Assist Me) guide with a full list of error codes, what they mean and how to clear them. The FAQ section is also there to help.

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Watch on the go with the DStv app

As a DStv customer, while the MyDStv app allows you to make the most of your decoder, the DStv app will let you explore the full range of DStv possibilities open to you with a Wi-Fi or internet connection. If you’re in a friend’s house, a holiday house or hotel with a Wi-Fi and internet connection, you can use the DStv app to watch the same DStv channels and content online as you do on your decoder back home. You can livestream all the channels that are available on the DStv package you are subscribed to, with all the same conveniences. This means you can…

  • Watch TV shows, movies, kids and sports highlights on Catch Up
  • Link up to 4 devices to your account and stream on 2 devices at the same time
  • Create profiles for up to 6 family members, personalising their viewing experience
  • Download up to 25 shows across 4 devices to watch offline later
  • See something you'd like to watch tonight? Bookmark movies and series by adding them to My List
  • Plan your viewing with a full 8-day TV guide and set reminders for your favourite shows you want to watch live
  • Use the video quality settings within the DStv app to manage your mobile data use when you're not connected to Wi-Fi
  • Need a bigger screen? Cast to your bigscreen using Chromecast and Android or Airplay on iOS
  • Use the Recently Watched channel row or the TV Shows You’re Watching row on to quickly find the channels you view most or the shows you love to watch.

TV on your own time with Showmax

Showmax offers more entertainment and choice on the move! Download Showmax on your smart device to stream local and international shows and movies at your convenience.

The Showmax app allows you to stream or download TV shows and movies on a smartphone, tablet, smart TV or media player. There’s a huge back-catalogue of local and international shows available on Showmax, including new local soaps like Gomora, Legacy and Isono – available all the way from episode 1 – as well as the classics like Binnelanders, which is up on Showmax from episode 1, season 1, all the way up to the current season’s most recent episode. There are all the local dramas you love (including ones you missed because you were working or obsessed with another show at the time) in a wide range of languages, as well as shows that have never been broadcast on South African TV available exclusively on Showmax, and top-quality collections of programming from studios like HBO and Adult Swim.

As a DStv customers, you could pay even less (or nothing at all!) for Showmax when you add Showmax to your DStv bill. DStv Premium customers get Showmax for free, while DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers only pay half price for Showmax.

Here’s how you can add Showmax to your DStv account:

  1. Go to Showmax.com
  2. Create a Showmax account with your emailaddress
  3. Create a password
  4. Choose "DStv add to account" as your payment method

Add Showmax to your DStv bill

Like the DStv app, Showmax allows you to set up as many as five individual family member profiles. The app remembers where each person is in their viewing (even if you’re watching the same show) and recommends new shows according to your viewing patterns. And with the Showmax app, you can make personalised Watch Lists of the show’s you’ve spotted that you want to watch after you’ve finished the latest series you’re busy with.

A single Showmax subscription allows you to stream two different shows on two different devices simultaneously, in different rooms, or in totally different locations. You can also access Showmax from the web browser on your laptop or PC.

And if you want to see if on the bigscreen, with a Google Cast/Chromecast receiver, you can stream shows from your phone or tablet to your bigscreen TV.

With the cap bandwidth function contained within the Showmax app, you can limit the amount of data used per hour. And while Showmax is a streaming service, it also allows you to download up to 25 movies or episodes of series and store them for a limited time to watch while you’re away from an internet connection.

Recently, MultiChoice Group launched Showmax Pro – the bigger and better version of Showmax which can be accessed by up to five different devices – including your smart TV, your laptop, your tablet, your mobile phone, and your kids’ phones and tablets. You can also binge live sport from SuperSport when you sign up for Showmax Pro.

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SuperSport, super-easy, super-fast

Sport is back in action all over the globe now, and there’s never been a better time to download the SuperSport app to keep track of all the sports you love. Whatever your taste in sport, you can personalise your SuperSport app to prioritise the games and matches and even the teams you want to see more about in your newsfeed.

The video tab at the top of your screen will take you directly to special SuperSport content like match commentary, game highlights, player and coach interviews and more. You can expect up-to-the-minute match commentary and score updates from the Premier League, DStv Premiership, Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and more.

Then if you’re still not seeing what you want, there’s a sleek new search function that’ll take you to everything connected to the topic you enter.

The SuperSport app’s Fast Match data updates scores, results and tables within seconds of the live action, so even if you can’t watch, you can keep up with how your teams and players are doing. You can set notifications to have updates from your chosen events delivered instantly to your phone. And if you want to watch the game later and remain spoiler free, the SuperSport app will not betray you.

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Watch it Online

Sign up for DStv – it’s an online streaming service for all DStv subscribers. Watch the channels you watch on your decoder at home, on the Internet! Go to now.dstv.com on your laptop and Catch Up on the episodes you missed.

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