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Let us show you how easy it is to control your data when streaming online by controlling the video quality.

To avoid unexpected data bills, we recommend that you use DStv Now in conjunction with an uncapped internet connection.

How to set video quality on the web

You can find Video Quality settings within the Player on web for both Catch Up and Live TV. Understanding video quality will help you determine your data usage. The higher the quality, the more data you’ll use. Lower video quality means you use considerably less data. The choice is yours to make.

Catch Up and Live TV:

Currently there are six quality settings within the Catch Up player: Auto, Lowest, Low, Medium, High and Highest. And there are five quality settings within the Live TV player: Auto, Low, Medium, High and Highest. Below are approximately the numbers you can see: 

Catch Up: 

Auto

Default setting. This is determined by the speed of your internet connection and may fluctuate.

Lowest

84MB per hour

Low

156MB per hour

Medium

232MB  per hour

High

338MB per hour

Highest

511MB per hour

Live TV: 

Auto

Default setting. This is determined by the speed of your internet connection and may fluctuate.

Low

159MB per hour

Medium

236MB  per hour

High

343MB per hour

Highest

515MB per hour

What does this mean for you?

Choose the quality that works for you. Quality fluctuates from your chosen setting downwards, dependent on the stability of your internet connection. This doesn’t mean skimping on quantity over quality, here’s a an estimated break down if you have 10GBs of data available.

Low = 4 episodes of The Queen, 3 episodes of Becoming Mrs Jones, 4 episodes of The Sinner, 4 episodes of The Imposter and 9 movies

Medium = 3 episodes of Becoming Mrs Jones, 3 episodes of The Voice, 3 episodes of Angie Tribeca and 7 movies

Highest = 3 episodes of Becoming Mrs Jones, 3 episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and 6 movies

*Please note, all numbers are general estimates and not exact data calculations. 

Managing your video quality and viewing experience on DStv Now is a breeze allowing you to do more of what you love: watching the latest episode of your favourite show!

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com 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.