Use the DStv app to download up to 25 content titles to watch when the lights go out.
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.
Next, download the DStv app to your smartphone or tablet.
Open the app on your device, log in and go to Menu > Catch Up.
Select the movies or series you’d like to download and tap the cloud-shaped Download icon.
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).
You can download up to 25 items to your device. This includes movies, sports highlights, documentaries, kids shows and episodes of your favourite series.
To see what you’ve downloaded, go back to Menu > Downloads. You’ll also be able to see which downloads are still in progress.
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.
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.