Orange is the New Black on DStv Now

Let us show you how to make the most out of your DStv Now experience with your downloads and data usage.

Let us show you how to make the most of your data and always be switched on when using the DStv Now iOS and Android app.

Mobile data settings

Using DStv Now with a wifi connection ensures you never miss a moment when on the go. Choosing to use wifi allows you to control your mobile data bill while you can still manage your video quality settings on DStv Now to make the most out of your viewing experience.  

If you’re not connected to the wifi, you can still use your mobile data to never miss a moment! Navigate to the menu and Settings > General > Use Mobile Data on the DStv Now app:

On wifi:

- Are you on wifi? You can turn off mobile data. You will be asked if you want to proceed with playing the Catch Up or Live TV content using mobile data if there is no wifi connection. Mobile data is turned off by default. To avoid heavy data bills, we recommend keeping this option off.

On mobile data:

- Turn on mobile data usage to use your own data when not connected to wifi.

Downloadable content

No internet? No problem! When you have access to wifi you can download up to 25 items on up to 4 devices to watch offline – no data cost! Files range in size, so keep an eye out if you’re using a capped internet connection.

Always remember:

- If the download icon (a cloud) has a cross through it, content cannot be downloaded

- You can view your pending or in-progress downloads via the download queue on the app through the menu > downloads

With our breakdown, you can find the best way to enjoy DStv Now on the go for you. Want to find out more? Check out everything there is to know about Getting started with DStv Now.

DStv Now can be accessed online at or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content are currently only available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers and data costs will apply when streaming content.

*Dates subject to change and content subject to package eligibility