How to watch DStv during loadshedding

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

How to watch DStv during loadshedding

No lights, no power, no internet …? No worries, thanks to the DStv app. This January you can embrace a new year, new hope and new shows for yourself and your family for those moments when you don’t have a connection – whether that’s because of Loadshedding, or because you’re off on exciting adventures together without your decoder.

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 wifi 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 this January.

More on Box Sets 

Shows to download this January

And Just Like That… Season 1

Watch And Just Like That… Season 1, Mondays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:30 (double bills)

Watch And Just Like That now Watch M-Net now

Ekhaya Season 1

Watch Ekhaya Season 1, Thursdays on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 21:30

Watch Ekhaya now Watch Moja Love now

Life With Kelly Season 2

Watch Life With Kelly Season 2, Mondays-Fridays on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 18:30

Watch Life With Kelly now Watch Mzansi Magic now

Unmasking A Killer Season 1

Watch Unmasking A Killer Season 1, Saturdays on CBS Justice (DStv channel 170) at 20:00

Watch Unmasking A Killer now Watch CBS Justice now

Watch The Pembrokeshire Murders Season 1, Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
The Pembrokeshire Murders Season 1

Watch The Pembrokeshire Murders Season 1, Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30

Watch The Pembrokeshire Murders now Watch M-Net now

Watch Foxy’s Fearless 48 Hours Season 1, Sundays on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00
Foxy’s Fearless 48 Hours Season 1

Watch Foxy’s Fearless 48 Hours Season 1, Sundays on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

Watch Foxy’s Fearless 48 Hours Watch BBC Earth now

Watch Santa's Baking Blizzard Season 1, Sundays on The Food Network (DStv channel 175) at 19:00
Santa's Baking Blizzard Season 1

Watch Santa's Baking Blizzard Season 1, Sundays on The Food Network (DStv channel 175) at 19:00

Watch Santa’s Baking Blizzard Season 1 Watch The Food Network now

Watch Dr. Mercy Season 1, Fridays on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 21:00 on DStv
Dr. Mercy Season 1

Watch Dr. Mercy Season 1, Fridays on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 21:00 on DStv

Watch TLC Now

Watch Lie With Me Season 2, Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:35
Lie With Me Season 1

Watch Lie With Me Season 2, Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:35

Watch M-Net now

Watch The Bay Season 2, Wednesdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
The Bay Season 2

Watch The Bay Season 2, Wednesdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30

Watch M-Net now

Brand-new in January

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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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