How to watch DStv during load shedding this December

Keep the entertainment going during load shedding

Highlights 01 December 2022

Don’t let load shedding ruin the fun this festive season, download up to 25 content titles with the DStv App.

Keep the entertainment going during load shedding

You’ve planned the perfect festive viewing party, and load shedding is not on the VIP list! With the DStv App, you can download all your favourite shows and movies for offline viewing when you’re connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, then watch them later when you’re offline. You’ll be sorted when #ShedHappens.

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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.

December must-watch shows

These are just a few of the new shows that will be available to download on the DStv App this December. There’s so much more to explore, including loads of shows that started in November and have been stockpiling episodes in Box Sets for you.

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

Note: Downloading to a laptop is not available.

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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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