How to watch DStv when #ShedHappens


Use the DStv app to download up to 25 content titles to watch when the lights go out

How to watch DStv when #ShedHappens

No lights, no power, no internet…? No worries, thanks to the DStv app.

The DStv app (available via the Apple, Android and Huawei app stores) allows you to download up to 25 DStv content items on your device, and keep them stored on your smart device for those days when the lights go out.

Simply download your favourite titles when you’re connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, then watch them offline later. You'll be sorted when #ShedHappens.

Note: Downloading to a laptop is not available. 

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How to download DStv shows to your phone or tablet 

  1. If you haven’t already, go online and register for DStv streaming.
  2. Next: download the DStv app to your smartphone or tablet.
  3. Open the app on your device, log in and go to Menu > Catch Up.
  4. Select the movies or series you’d like to download and tap the cloud-shaped Download icon.
  5. When you download, choose between 4 download quality options: Highest, High, Medium and Low. You will be shown how much data and storage space you need, based on the option you choose (If the icon has a cross through it, it means that show can’t be downloaded).
  6. You can download up to 25 items to your device. This includes movies, sports highlights, documentaries, kids shows and episodes of your favourite series.
  7. To see what you’ve downloaded, go back to Menu > Downloads. You’ll also be able to see which downloads are still in progress.
  8. Check the expiry date of the item you are downloading. Some movies or episodes expire sooner, while others remain on the DStv playlist for quite some time.
  9. Once you press “play”, you need to watch that movie or episode within 48 hours.

Tips for downloading to your DStv app 

  • Make space on your phone or tablet by deleting old or duplicate photos, clearing old WhatsApp chats and uninstalling apps you haven’t used in a long time.
  • Choose “Low” when you download movies or episodes from DStv to your phone or tablet, that way it takes up less space on your device.
  • Remember, as well as grabbing the latest episodes of your favourite series, you can also download full seasons of DStv’s hottest shows as Box Sets. Check out what’s on offer.

More on Box Sets  More on Catch Up

Shows to download

My Kitchen Rules South Africa S3

Watch My Kitchen Rules South Africa Now  Watch M-Net now

Dance Africa Dance S1

Watch Zee World now 

We Got Love: Teyana & Iman

Watch E! Entertainment now 

B Positive S1

Watch B Positive Now  Watch M-Net now

Cold Courage S1

Watch Cold Courage Now  Watch M-Net now


Watch Boerediva now  Watch VIA now

Die Bruid-Boetiek S2

Watch Die Bruid-Boetiek now  Watch VIA now 

Hell’s Kitchen USA S20

Watch Hell’s Kitchen USA now Watch BBC Lifestyle now

Diggstown S1

Watch Diggstown now Watch Universal TV

Nêrens Noord-Kaap S1

Watch Nêrens Noord-Kaap now Watch kykNET

The Masked Dancer UK S1

Watch The Masked Dancer now Watch BBC Brit

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Download today, watch tomorrow with the DStv app

Get the DStv app (Apple or Android) and download episodes to watch on your phone or tablet – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.

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