No lights, no power, no Wi-Fi, no internet…?
Loadshedding doesn’t have to ruin your evening. With the DStv app, you can squirrel away your favourite series for when times get dark. And instead of a cold tin of beans by candlelight, you could be all snuggled up together and laughing together as a family. All you need is the DStv app on your smartphone or tablet, and a little preparation…
The DStv App (available via the Apple or Android app stores) allows you to download up to 25 DStv series items on your device, and keep them stored on your smart device for those days when the lights go out. This includes movies, sport highlights, documentaries, kids shows and episodes of your favourite series. Everything you need to stay entertained – even in the middle of a power outage – is waiting for you on the DStv app.
Simply download your favourite titles when you’re connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, then watch them offline later. You'll be sorted when #ShedHappens.
Note: Downloading to a laptop is not available.
How to download DStv shows to your phone or tablet
If you haven’t already, go online and register for DStv streaming.
Next: download the DStv app to your smartphone or tablet.
Open the app on your device, log in and go to Menu > Catch Up.
Select the movies or series you’d like to download and tap the cloud-shaped Download icon.
When you download, choose between 4 download quality options: Highest, High, Medium and Low. You will be shown how much data and storage space you need, based on the option you choose (If the icon has a cross through it, it means that show can’t be downloaded).
You can download up to 25 items to your device. This includes movies, sports highlights, documentaries, kids shows and episodes of your favourite series.
To see what you’ve downloaded, go back to Menu > Downloads. You’ll also be able to see which downloads are still in progress.
Check the expiry date of the item you are downloading. Some movies or episodes expire sooner, while others remain on the DStv playlist for quite some time.
Once you press “play”, you need to watch that movie or episode within 48 hours.
Tips for downloading to your DStv app
Make space on your phone or tablet by deleting old or duplicate photos, clearing old WhatsApp chats and uninstalling apps you haven’t used in a long time.
Choose “Low” when you download movies or episodes from DStv to your phone or tablet, that way it takes up less space on your device.
Remember, as well as grabbing the latest episodes of your favourite series, you can also download full seasons of DStv’s hottest shows as Box Sets. Check out what’s on offer this May
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