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How to register to vote Idols SA

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27 August 2021
Before you can vote to crown the Idols SA season 17 winner, you've got to be set up. Here's how.
Idols SA How to Register S17 2021

We know you’re amped to go hard on the vote lines and make sure your fave comes out tops, but pause for a second…

First, you’ll need to register so that you’re all set by the time the first note is sung!

From 29 August 2021 at 17:00, voting for Idols SA will be available via these four official platforms:

  • Our website
  • Our mobile site
  • The MyDStv App (not be confused with the DStv NOW app) and
  • SMS

Voting, here, on our website and mobile site is completely free, but first you’ll need to create an account if you haven't already. Registered voters don’t need to re-register and if you’ve forgotten your password, consult our Voting FAQs article for tips on how to reset it.

Voting via the MyDStv app is also free and if you’re already registered for voting on our site, all you need to do is log in to the app. Here are the complete details:

Registering on the Idols SA website: A guide for laptop/desktop Users

  • You can register to vote on the Idols SA website – www.idolssa.tv and click the LOGIN tab on the top right of the page
  • Click on REGISTER and enter your NameSurname, Year of Birth, Gender, Location and Cellphone Number in the international format e.g. +27731234567 and your Preferred password.
  • NB: Please make sure to pick something you’ll remember when voting opens!
  • Enter your OTP
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote.
  • You do not have to register again if you have already voted on a previous Idols season or M-Net voting production.
  • Website votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

Registering on the IDOLSSA.TV mobile site: A guide for smartphone/tablet Users

  • You can register to vote on the Idols SA mobile website – www.idolssa.tv
  • Click on the Vote menu item. You can also navigate to the VOTE page using the link, www.idolssa.tv/vote and click the LOGIN tab on the top right of the page
  • Click on REGISTER and enter your NameSurname, Year of Birth, Gender, Location and Cellphone Number in the international format e.g. +27731234567 and your Preferred password.
  • NB: Please make sure to pick something you’ll remember when voting opens!
  • You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS
  • Enter your OTP
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote.
  • You do not have to register again if you have already voted on a previous Idols season or M-Net or Mzansi Magic voting production.
  • Mobile website votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

Registering via the MyDStv App: Available to Subscribers

  • Get started by downloading the MyDStv app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Simply click here.
  • Launch the DStv app
  • Next, log into the app by entering your Mobile number or Email Address and your DStv Connect Password
  • Once you’ve logged into the DStv app, you may vote for your favourite contestant by clicking on the “Vote” banner inside the app. This will load the Idols SA voting webpage.
  • Click on REGISTER and enter your NameSurname, Year of Birth, Gender, Location and Cellphone Number in the international format e.g. +27731234567 and your Preferred password.
  • NB: Please make sure to pick something you’ll remember when voting opens!
  • You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.
  • Enter your OTP
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote.
  • You do not have to register again if you have already voted on a previous Idols season or any M-Net or Mzansi Magic voting production.
  • Votes on the DStv App are limited to 100 voters per user.
  • DStv app votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

It’s as simple as that! In case you’re wondering, voting via SMS will work the way it always has and does not require registration of any sort.

Simply text your favourite contestant’s number to 37400.

SMSes still cost R1,50 each and you can vote up to 100 times. Free SMSes do not apply and SMS voting is available in South Africa only.

Season 17 of Idols SA broadcasts on Sundays at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic Channel 161. Get exclusive updates and a behind the scenes look at all the action right here on our site. Don't forget to join the conversation by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using the hashtag #IdolsSA.