#DStvNow4Newbies: Kids rule

Whether it’s the school holidays or just an afternoon after the homework is done, we’re sure you’ve heard wails of boredom from the kids at some point. With DStv Now, you don’t have to worry about the kids being bored ever again.

The DStv Now app has a dedicated Kids section that makes it super easy to ensure that your kids have a safe and fun viewing experience. Download the DStv Now app for your mobile device from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to get started with the fun, family-friendly entertainment.

Start the fun

On the DStv Now app menu, you’ll find the "Kids" section which offers access to the child-friendly Catch Up content, in a PIN-protected viewing environment. Start the fun today or learn how to get started here.

Whether you’re able to stay connected or want to download content* for the kids to watch later, DStv Now’s Kids offering covers content from series to movies. Choose from Cartoon Network, Disney XD, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Nick JR and family-friendly films from the M-Net Movies Collection**.

Keep it safe

The DStv Now Kids content is secured by an easy-to-remember, four-digit PIN number of your choice, which will keep the little ones from straying outside the Kids content library.

The first time you select Kids from the menu on the DStv Now app, you’ll be prompted to enter and confirm a PIN. Once you're in the Kids section - an easily recognisable space thanks to the bright colours and cute design - your children will be able to watch previously-downloaded content and stream family-friendly Catch Up titles. They won’t be able to access other sections of the app without entering the PIN first.

To exit the Kids content section, simply enter the PIN and you’ll have access to the rest of the DStv Now offering.

This means that the kids can safely enjoy everything from Paw Patrol and My Little Pony to Liv and Maddie and Elena of Avalor as well as Doc McStuffins and even Sofia the First or Lab Rats on the go. DStv Now Kids also packs in loads of adventure, fantasy and animated films from other channels, including the M-Net Movies Collection.

Elena of Avalor

The PIN-protected environment is only available on the DStv Now Android and iOS apps, and not online. It also does not extend to Live TV streaming, so if the kids are streaming their favourite shows from Nickelodeon, CBeebies, Nick JR, Nicktoons and JimJam live, be sure to keep an eye on their viewing so that they don’t stray into content areas which may not be appropriate for children. We've even explained everything you need to know about Live TV here. With access to up to four mobile viewing environments, you can stream or download your own movies, series and sports highlights on your mobile device while the kids are watching their own shows on a different device.

With DStv Now, everyone in the family can have fun watching their favourite shows and movies. DStv Now is currently available to all DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers to use.

*Data costs will apply

**content availability is subject to package subscription​