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Enjoy DStv as a DStv customer and always have the shows, movies and sport you love with you wherever you go. Download now and get watching!

Never miss your favourite TV shows, sports team or breaking news with the DStv mobile app, watch live on your iPhone or iPad anytime, anywhere*; catch up on the latest episodes and movies or download to watch offline later.

The DStv mobile app gives you the freedom to watch your best-loved DStv entertainment when you’re on the move.

As a DStv customer you can enjoy all of these features on the DStv mobile app.
- Get it as it’s being broadcast, tune in and start live streaming selected TV channels via 3G/4G or WIFI.
- Missed it live, catch it later by watching a selection of the most popular shows, sport highlights, and movies on Catch Up.
- Don’t want to use mobile data to watch shows or movies, download up to 25 videos on Catch Up while on WIFI to enjoy offline later across 4 devices.
- Want your own experience based on the sport, shows and movies you like to watch, setup up to 6 different profiles to personalise each family members viewing experience.
- Want to plan your viewing in advance, add Catch Up items to your watchlist to come back to later or access the full 8-day TV Guide and set reminders to arrange your viewing.

- Need to keep the kids entertained, our Kids section is a safe and fun viewing environment with PIN controlled access so your kids can enjoy the coolest shows and movies unattended.

If you don’t have DStv, no problem, just download the mobile app, sign-up, and start watching our selection of free live streaming channels and video on your iPhone or iPad (available in South Africa only). As long as you’ve got the data, you’re good to go.

*Available in country of subscription. Viewing requires data / internet.

The Live TV and Catch Up content on DStv will be as per your DStv package and country. Due to geo-blocking this content can only be played within the countries in the DStv territories.

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Secondary: Lifestyle

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Version History

Launched Sep 30, 2011 (over 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 23 days, on average.

Nov 26
2020
(Current)
Version 10.17.2

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Updated player controls to improve your viewing experience
- Bug and crash fixes

Nov 04
2020
Version 10.17.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes

Oct 15
2020
Version 10.17.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Oct 05
2020
Version 10.16.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Sep 23
2020
Version 10.16.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Aug 05
2020
Version 10.15.6

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Jul 09
2020
Version 10.15.5

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes

Jun 24
2020
Version 10.15.4

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Jun 03
2020
Version 10.15.3

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Apr 30
2020
Version 10.15.2

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes

Apr 02
2020
Version 10.15.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes

Mar 25
2020
Version 10.15.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Feb 27
2020
Version 10.14.5

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes

Feb 06
2020
Version 10.14.4

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes and performance improvement

Feb 06
2020
Version 10.14.3

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes and performance improvement

Jan 31
2020
Version 10.14.2

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes and performance improvement

Nov 14
2019
Version 10.13.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- We’ve added user profiles. What does that mean? Up to 6 different profiles can be set up, giving each user the chance to personalise their experience and the content displayed. It’ll help us recommend the best content for each individual.
- We’ve added watchlists (aka My List). What does that mean? Each profile can now create a personalised lineup of shows and movies to watch next. Less time spent browsing and more time spent viewing!

Oct 08
2019
Version 10.12.4

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes.
Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Sep 27
2019
Version 10.12.3

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes.
Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Sep 25
2019
Version 10.12.2

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes.
Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Sep 19
2019
Version 10.12.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug fixes.
Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Sep 18
2019
Version 10.12.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Bug and crash fixes.

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Sep 06
2019
Version 10.11.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Some UI enhancements and usability improvements.
- Bug and crash fixes.
Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Aug 15
2019
Version 10.10.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Nicer looking show images and other UI enhancements.
- Bug and crash fixes.

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Jun 25
2019
Version 10.9.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- User Interface updates. UI updates to make it easier to find things to watch.
- Bug fixes. Caching glitch sorted, intermittent issue resulting in app crash after viewing addressed.

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Jun 24
2019
Version 10.9.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- User Interface updates. UI updates to make it easier to find things to watch.
- Bug fixes. Caching glitch sorted, intermittent issue resulting in app crash after viewing addressed.

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

May 24
2019
Version 10.8.3

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Changes to streamline traffic between app and servers – allows for better management of high-demand scenarios

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

May 16
2019
Version 10.8.2

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
Bug fixes. Optimisations made to improve performance

Apr 27
2019
Version 10.8.1

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Live chat improvements. New customer care chat platform - helps us to help you.
- User interface update. Now even easier to browse while watching Live TV.

Apr 25
2019
Version 10.8.0

We admit it: app improvements = happier customers = better rating = grinning engineers. In this latest update:
- Live chat improvements. New customer care chat platform - helps us to help you.
- User interface update. Now even easier to browse while watching Live TV.

Mar 20
2019
Version 10.7.2

We’ve got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Bug fix - Improved reporting

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Mar 11
2019
Version 10.7.1

We’ve got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Bug fix – Improved deep linking from push notifications
- Bug fix - Improved reporting

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Feb 27
2019
Version 10.7.0

We’ve got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Channel surfing enabled – browse and switch to other channels quickly and easily while watching Live TV
- My DStv self-service link – has moved to the Account section within Settings
- Bug fix – issue preventing viewing of downloaded content while offline now sorted
- Improved reporting – helps us make better data driven decisions and improve the overall experience

Got feedback? Did we do something good or mess something up? We’d love to hear from you - drop us a note at help@dstv.com.

Jan 16
2019
Version 10.6.1

- Minor bug fixes.

Dec 13
2018
Version 10.6.0

We’ve got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Improved navigation. Menu added to bottom of app, making the most frequently used sections available with one click. Other items have been moved to the ‘More’ section.
- Improved Live TV channel browsing.

Dec 12
2018
Version 10.5.0

We’ve got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Improved navigation. Menu added to bottom of app, making the most frequently used sections available with one click. Other items have been moved to the ‘More’ section.
- Improved Live TV channel browsing.

Dec 05
2018
Version 10.4.1

We've got a team of people working their socks off to add new features, fix bugs, and generally make the app perform better. In this latest version:
- Easier access to channels you frequently watch. We added a 'recently watched channels' list on the home screen and in the Live TV section.
- Better recommendations. 'Because You Watched' lists added to home screen and Featured tab within Catch Up.
- Download bugs fixed.

Nov 30
2018
Version 10.4.0

In this version we’ve added a recently watched channels list to the Home screen and within the Live TV section so you have quick and easy access to the channels you last watched, we’ve introduced because you watched lists on the Home screen and Featured tab within Catch Up so we can recommend more of the TV shows you like to watch, changed the look and feel of the app with a darker background, fixed some download bugs and introduced new reporting so we can continue to improve the overall experience for you. Make sure you have the latest update to enjoy these new enhancements.

Nov 20
2018
Version 10.3.0

We’ve been working on the app experience for you, in this version we’ve made improvements to our app notifications.

Aug 20
2018
Version 10.2.0

- Added player controls to skip the video forwards or backwards by 30 seconds
- Bug fixes

Jul 25
2018
Version 10.1.0

- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Jul 11
2018
Version 10.0.6

- Minor bug fixes

Jun 17
2018
Version 10.0.5

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

May 29
2018
Version 10.0.4

- Minor bug fixes

May 22
2018
Version 10.0.3

- Minor bug fixes

May 06
2018
Version 10.0.2

- Stability improvements and bug fixes

Apr 23
2018
Version 10.0.1

- Stability improvements and bug fixes

Apr 17
2018
Version 10.0.0

*PLEASE NOTE*
We’ve made some big changes to the performance of the app. Unfortunately this means that all existing Downloaded shows and Reminders will be lost.

- [Improved] Upgrade of the video player
- [Improved] Faster start up times for video playback
- [Improved] Select video quality settings from within the video player
- [Improved] Full screen playback
- [Improved] Select video quality for downloads
- [Fixed] TV Guide unavailable to some customers
- [Fixed] Looping of video when live streaming

Feb 13
2018
Version 7.14.0

- Improved search
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Jan 31
2018
Version 7.13.3

- Bug fixes

Jan 25
2018
Version 7.13.2

- Bug fixes

Dec 06
2017
Version 7.13.1

- Stability improvements and bug fixes

Nov 21
2017
Version 7.13.0

- UI compatibility changes for iPhone X
- Stability improvements and bug fixes

Nov 08
2017
Version 7.12.0

- Stability and Performance improvements
- Lowest video quality setting now always includes both audio and video
- Bug fixes

Oct 12
2017
Version 7.11.1

Fixes an issue where the app incorrectly displays an error message about reaching the maximum number of concurrent streams.

Oct 05
2017
Version 7.11.0

- Curated Playlists for every mood (South Africa only)
- Improvement to pin control in Kids section
- Stability and bug fixes to resolve app crashes when playing back video on some devices

Sep 28
2017
Version 7.10.2

- Bug fixes

Sep 16
2017
Version 7.10.1

- Showmax is now included in your DStv Premium subscription (*Available in South Africa only)
- Bug fix to resolve random log out issue

Sep 11
2017
Version 7.10.0

- Showmax is now included in your DStv Premium subscription
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Aug 23
2017
Version 7.9.0

- Filtering added to Live TV channel list making it easier to find channels.
- New Resume Play feature remembers where you stopped watching.
- General bug fixes and stability improvements.

Jul 13
2017
Version 7.8.0

- Live TV channel navigation improvements. We’ve made it easier and quicker to get to the full channel list.
- Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jul 06
2017
Version 7.7.3

- Bug fixes

Jul 03
2017
Version 7.7.2

Fixes an issue with AirPlay while a Bluetooth audio device is connected.

Jun 22
2017
Version 7.7.1

- Fixes a crash for free users of the app

Jun 21
2017
Version 7.7.0

- Added Google Chromecast support.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Jun 15
2017
Version 7.6.1

- Fixes a crash around fullscreen functionality

Jun 06
2017
Version 7.6.0

- Airplay support added
- Bug fixes and improvements

May 18
2017
Version 7.5.0

- Bug fixes and improvements

Mar 30
2017
Version 7.4.0

- Bug fixes and improvements

Feb 21
2017
Version 7.3.0

- Bug and crash fixes

Feb 09
2017
Version 7.2.1

- We have moved login upfront on the app; we have plans to personalise your experience, so all customers will need to be logged in to use the DStv Now app.
- Video playback improvements.
- Bug and crash fixes.

Jan 24
2017
Version 7.1.2

- Bug fixes

Jan 20
2017
Version 7.1.1

- Minor bug fixes

Dec 12
2016
Version 7.1.0

- Spotlight search.
- New settings layout.
- Crash and bug fixes

Nov 18
2016
Version 7.0.0

- Speed improvements
- Enhanced push notifications
- Bug fixes

Oct 13
2016
Version 6.5.1

- 25 Downloads across devices

Aug 29
2016
Version 6.4.0

- View your statements in the app
- Bug fixes

Aug 22
2016
Version 6.3.1

- Bug fixes

Aug 02
2016
Version 6.3.0

- Addition of My DStv self service functionality; you can now view your account balances, fix errors and email your account statements from within the DStv Now app
- Bug fixes

Jul 13
2016
Version 6.2.1

Remote recording available anywhere in the world
Bug fixes

Jun 27
2016
Version 6.2.0

- Now displaying channel logos and channel numbers on Catch Up posters
- Bug fixes

Jun 09
2016
Version 6.1.1

- Download manager stabilisation
- Bug fixes

May 16
2016
Version 6.1.0

- M-Net Sunday night movie notifications
- UI improvements
- Bug fixes

Apr 29
2016
Version 6.0.0

Improved App Onboarding:
Login – You can login using your mobile number or email.
Registration – You can register on the app using your ID or passport number (linking your Smartcard will be done automatically when registering for the first time)
Forgot/Reset password – You can change your password using your email or mobile number.

Apr 14
2016
Version 5.2.6

- TV guide iPad improvements
- Added channel logos on billboards
- Bug fixes

Mar 17
2016
Version 5.2.5

- General performance improvements
- Blocked video playback on jailbroken devices
- Improved the search process
- Fixed a navigation bug on Live TV

Feb 04
2016
Version 5.2.4

Features:
- Enabled remote recording for the rest of Africa. Users in all Multichoice territories can now set recordings from their mobile devices to their decoders at home.

Bug fixes:
- Live TV errors
- Improved the ordering of TV search results
- Adjusted our video quality settings

Dec 11
2015
Version 5.2.2

- Remote recording bug fix for iPhones

Nov 26
2015
Version 5.2.1

App stabilisation
Bug fixes

Oct 05
2015
Version 5.1

- Stability improvements
- Bug fixes

Sep 16
2015
Version 5.0

- Increased overall performance of the App
- No more lock ups on the App
- Faster loading times on Catch Up and Live TV
- Faster update process that doesn't interfere with the user’s experience
- Bug fixes

Aug 30
2015
Version 4.4

- Users can log in with a 5th device to remove other devices that are linked to his account
- We’ve added resume play on Catch Up - users can pause and resume play on a single device
- Select your maximum video quality on settings to manage data
- Upgraded Video Player
- Bug fixes

Jun 22
2015
Version 4.3

After upgrading your iOS software to the latest version (8.4), you may experience some problems playing videos.
If so, please delete the DStv Now app and re-install it, to resolve these problems.

* Added features:
- Live Chat support
- ActiveCloak 64Bit support
- Autostart for downloads and the Kids section
- Aligning of the reminder alert on landscape and portrait iPad
- Play download url check added

* Bug Fixes
- Page control positioning for iphone
- Removal of extra cell from Catch Up sort filters
- Search bug fix
- Crashes with conviva session fix
- Internet check for downloads

* Download Manager fixes
Note: Your downloads from previous version (4.2) after upgrading (4.3) will not playback, this however will not happen with newer versions.

Mar 26
2015
Version 4.2

- Kids friendly environment now available on DStv Now.
- Fix for the iPhone 4 and 4s crash on billboards.
- Fixed watching downloaded content while offline.

DStv Kids is a fun and safe environment for your kids to explore some of the coolest kids shows on DStv.

Mar 11
2015
Version 4.1.2

Bug fixes and stability improvements
Stuck on loading bug fix
Fixes to improve “Unsupported URL” error
Fixes to improve “CWS … " error
Changed background colour of application icon
Homescreen billboard optimisation
Fixes to better explain errors and warnings
Auto full screen video player on device rotation
Added 3 bonus channels within "Live TV"
Better error notification for playback
Improved session handling

Dec 20
2014
Version 4.1.1

* Bug fixes for downloadable content

Dec 16
2014
Version 4.1

* Bug fixes

Nov 25
2014
Version 4.0

DStv Now is the home of DStv on the go!

Oct 16
2014
Version 3.9.1

* Bug fix for search functionality on iPhone running iOS8

Oct 07
2014
Version 3.9

* Video playback issues have been resolved.

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