How to Use DsTv Now App to Stream Live TV and Catch Up Movies for FREE

This article contains all you need to know about the Dstv Now App, How To Download and Use it to stream your favorite DStv shows right from your Android powered or iOS-powered devices.

What is the DStv Now App?

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DStv Now App is a service from multichoice which is the parent company of DStv. DStv Now App enables you to watch your favorite TV shows, Programs, football matches all from your smartphone or tablet. You can also watch the Dstv channels from your PC or tablet by accessing the Dstv Now website. As long as you have a Device with a very fast internet connection, whether 3G or 4G LTE (4G LTE would be recommended in order not to keep buffering at intervals).

However, there is a twist to this feature. You can’t just Open the DStv Now App or Visit the DStv website and start streaming their channels for free. You can only use the DStv Now App or Website if you already have a DStv decoder at home with an active Subscription. Not just any plan, it must be DStv Premium, DStv Compact or Dstv Compact Plus.

First off, You must have one of the following below:

● Android Smartphone, Tablet or TV Device Running Version 4.1 or Higher

● iPads/iPhone/iPod Touch running iOS 9 or higher.

What Do I Need To Use The DStv Now App?

● An active Dstv Subscription (Dstv Premium, Dstv Compact or Dstv Compact Plus)

● A Strong Internet Connection. (Preferably Connected via Wi-Fi to 4G LTE Mi-Fi or Wi-Fi router)

● An Active Data Plan. (Preferably, Unlimited)

● The Dstv Now App.

● A DStv Connect ID. (You can get this by registering with your Card number)

How to Use DsTv Now App to Stream Live TV and Catch Up Movies for FREE


● Download The Dstv Now For Android or Download The Dstv Now For iOS.

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● Open The DStv Now App and Log In if you have registered before and skip the next step. If not, then Select Register.

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● If you have a Dstv Decoder then select that you have one, then Fill The necessary form. (input your country, Smart card number etc) and Register.

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● Now search for the TV show you want to watch and click on it. Or you can navigate to the Live TV section to see the shows airing at the moment and choose from the list.

● You can either choose to stream now or Download to watch at a later time.

● That’s it, you are watching Dstv Channels on your Smartphone/Tablet/Android or Apple TV.

There is also a Catch-Up Section where you can watch any of your favorite recently aired show. You can either Download it or stream it online as long as the show was aired within the last 28 days.

You also access the Dstv Now Website and watch DStv channels Via your PC or MacBook but only on selected browsers like Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Any browser you intend to use must be updated to the latest version.

The only downside in using a PC instead of the Dstv Now App for Android and iOS is that can not Download videos to be watched at a later time. You can stream live.

Note – You can watch Live TV using the Dstv Now App on four devices, But only Two can be used simultaneously.


You can watch some selected channels on the DStv Now App/Website if you don’t have DStv decoder at home. Or even if you do, but do not have an active Subscription on it.

The internet is the future and I’m glad DStv has decided to partially adopt the beauty of internet TV. The only thing that might be a problem would be getting an unlimited and fast internet data plan. We’ve compiled a list of Cheap 4G data plans you can choose from to enjoy Streaming your Live TV.

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