DStv Now is the home of DStv on the go! Watch live TV, DStv Catch Up and more.

Stream live TV, catch up on your favourite series, movies and sport highlights or download to watch later offline, all on the go.

The DStv Now app is your gateway to the best in entertainment anytime, anywhere.

The DStv Now app is available to all DStv customers for free.
- Access the full 8-day TV Guide and set reminders to plan your viewing
- Set remote recordings for your Internet connected DStv Explora and never forget your favourite shows
- View your DStv account balance, statements and clear error codes on your decoder(s) (available in South Africa only).

As a DStv Premium, Extra, Compact Plus or Compact customer you can also enjoy all of these features on the DStv Now app.
- Live stream selected TV channels via 3G/4G or WIFI
- Catch Up on a selection of the most popular shows, sport, and movies
- Download up to 25 videos on DStv Catch Up to enjoy offline later across 4 devices
- With DStv Kids use a safe and fun viewing environment with PIN controlled access to enjoy the coolest shows and movies
* The Live TV and DStv Catch Up content on DStv Now will be as per the package you are on.

What's New

Version 7.14.0

- Improved search
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2 out of 5

396 Ratings

396 Ratings

AirPlay Support Terrible

Tainted Gray

AirPlay is terrible over high speed internet connection, even when playing back at lowest video quality.

Stream starts playing at lowest quality (unwatchable blocky super low compression), then buffers repeatedly for several seconds at a time. Video then freezes and audio continues playing for minutes at a time before video resumes at slightly better quality (still highly compressed though). Stream is steady for a few minutes then buffers repeatedly until the quality drops to its lowest and starts the same issue again. Seems the issue is instability when switching between different stream qualities. Previous versions of the app worked fine. Issue is the same when AirPlaying from iPhone SE and iPad Mini 2, both running latest app version and OS. Apple TV gen 4 32Gb updated to latest OS too.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback. Please could you provide more information on what you are experiencing? Is there video break up? Does the connection fail? Do you see an error message? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Streaming does not work


Streaming is mother buffer slow so sport channels or any live channel is frustrating and unusable. Most movies or series can’t be downloaded so if you can’t record direct from USA on your explora you will have to wait until available on Netflix or wait another year before available on Showmax The option to schedule remote recording also just works if you are lucky. The best is you can download some old movie showed yesterday but will expire before it is downloaded really? or what do you need a executive premium account? I am sick and tired of DSTV telling me what, where and when I can watch. In short a pretty looking app is useless given all the above limitations.

You win some, you lose some

Vince Schaper

I quite enjoy this app, however there are one or two things that could improve this to 5 star for me.

1) Bring back the function where you can browse channels without ending your current stream. It used to be a little TV icon that you could see what was on other channels without stopping a stream to navigate.

2) Frequent crashes on Catch Up. I find that when watching a Catch Up show the video stream stops, the audio will continue and after a few minutes the video will continue but stop again. While its not the end of the world it is mildly irritating.

3) Buffering. Live TV buffers way too often even at lowest resolution. I may only have a 2Mbps connection but until recently I could comfortably stream at HD with no issues.

In conclusion, I do like the app generally but to really make it awesome the issues highlighted above should be addressed.

Developer Response

Hi Vince,
Thanks for your feedback. We are actively working on improving the stability of the app and the performance of streaming. Hopefully you will notice improvements soon.


Multichoice Support Services (Pty) Ltd
107.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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