Lockdown on Mzansi Magic and DStv Now

DStv Now is entertainment on the move. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing DStv Catch Up via DStv Now was only available to our DStv Premium customers. These features are now available to our DStv Compact and DStv Compact Plus customers at no extra cost.

By downloading the app to your cellphone, or logging on via your desktop browser, you get to watch Live TV, see the full DStv TV Guide, enjoy DStv Catch Up content (via streaming or download) and manage your account at your convenience.

The Live TV and DStv Catch Up content on DStv Now will be as per the package you are on.

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- Coming up on DStv Now

- DStv Compact and DStv Access get great winter viewing

DStv Compact Plus customers now have access to 47 channels on the go, while DStv Compact customers will get 37 channels (DStv Premium customers have access to 64 channels). This includes live streaming of package-specific SuperSport channels, and access to familiar Mzansi Magic favourites like Isibaya, The Queen, Lockdown, Our Perfect Wedding and Date My Family.

You can register up to four different devices for DStv Now on the same account. Getting set up is easy: you’ll need a Connect ID that you can create here or through the DStv Now app.

Watch and find out how to start using DStv Now:



Download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store for your mobile device or tablet, or visit dstv.com/now.


Once you’re on DStv Now, click "Register" and then:

  • Click "Yes" to indicate that you’re a DStv customer
  • Enter your ID or passport number
  • You’ll now be sent a one-time pin to the mobile number associated with your DStv account
  • Use the one-time pin to complete your registration
  • Enter your first name and email address, then create your password
  • Login to DStv Now and enjoy!


MultiChoice has also made screen casting available through Chromecast on Android to enable customers with the relevant devices to cast DStv Now to their bigger television screens. 

Watch our how to video to find out how to cast from your DStv Now app to your Chromecast: