By: Michelle Govender | Sat 23 May 2015, 09:46
Tips on getting the best out of DStv Now.
There’s no denying it, with DStv Now you're never out of the loop when it comes to your favourite series, movies and sports. Being able to watch the best shows while on the move is amazing, so check out the tips we've put together on how to get the best out of DStv Now.
Know your file sizes
Show episodes and movie files vary in size. An average episode in standard definition could be around 200MB to 300MB, whereas a movie could be around 700MB to 1.8GB. When it comes to streaming, expect data use to vary between 1.95MB per minute and 13.5MB per minute of data on standard definition streaming. High definition channels can consume up to 20MB of data per minute.*
Know the hotspots
If you’re aware of the amount of data needed, you’ll get the best entertainment by using WiFi hotspots to download the latest episodes of your favourite shows on DStv Now.**
If you’re out and about, we suggest that you take a look at available WiFi hotspots that you can use to stream or download what you want to watch. MWEB offers a wide range of hotspots around the country for you to use and enjoy.
MWEB Wi-Fi hotspots are available at selected Mugg & Bean restaurants, selected Nando's outlets, selected City Lodge group hotels and selected airports, to name a few locations around the country.
Know what is allowed
Granted, we know the Game of Thrones finale made for interesting conversation on social media, but before streaming or downloading any content from DStv Now while you're at work, you should familiarise yourself with your company’s internet usage policies so you know what is allowed and what is off-limits on your office network.
Get connected at home
A handy tip when using DStv Now on your mobile or tablet device is to turn off your cellular data and connect to WiFi.
Know what your kids are watching
We haven’t forgotten the little ones. DStv Now makes it possible for you to choose the best when it comes to your kid’s viewing. The password function allows for parental control and your kids can watch in a child-friendly environment, without being able to exit the kids section or view content from any other sections of DStv Now. You can sit back and relax, knowing that your little ones are enjoying suitable family entertainment.
Find out more on the DStv Now website and download the DStv Now app for your iOS or Android devices.
*Data charges will incur when you are downloading and streaming content. There will be no data costs for content you have already downloaded and are watching.
**Only some content is downloadable.