How to watch DStv during load-shedding


#ShedHappens! Eskom has stage 2 power cuts. Plan now so that you're not left without the latest episodes of your favourite soapie tonight.

#ShedHappens! Eskom has just announced it's implementing Stage 2 power cuts. To prepare: South Africans are refilling their gas bottles, checking that their flashlights have batteries, and downloading episodes of their favourite series.

That's right, DStv customers who have the DStv Now app installed on their phones or tablets are still able to watch DStv during load-shedding.

While the power’s on and there’s still Wi-Fi, open the DStv Now app and download movies, kids shows and even sports highlights to watch when #ShedHappens.

(And remember to charge those devices!)

What is DStv Now?

It’s the online version of DStv. DStv customers are able to watch the same content on DStv Now that comes with their DStv package. The difference is that instead of watching via their decoder, they're streaming it online or using an app.

How to download and watch with DStv Now

  1. Make sure you’re registered for DStv Now.
  2. Download the DStv Now app (Apple or Android)
  3. Log in, and search for a series or movie to download.
  4. Tap the cloud-shaped icon.
  5. Select the quality of video file being downloaded (Highest, High, Medium or Low). Tip: the lower the quality selected, the smaller the file size and the less storage space it takes up on the device.
  6. Once the selection is made, the download will begin.
  7. Happy watching!

Important: After clicking ‘play’, watch the content within 48 hours, before it expires and it has to be downloaded again. If you don’t click ‘play’ right away, the content stays on the device for 30 days before it expires.

Even if load-shedding does catch SA by surprise, DStv subscribers can check Catch Up on their decoders on go online to now.dstv.co.za for missed episodes of shows they're following.

What to watch when #ShedHappens

The latest movies on DStv Now include Mission Impossible: Fallout, Bumblebee and Descendants 3.

You can also watch the latest episodes of The Queen, The River, Isibaya, Binnelanders and more.