DSTV App: Entertainment on the Go
One of the most innovative products which DSTV has on offer for its viewers and subscribers is the DSTV app. This is a portable, all-in-one app which allow users enjoy optimum entertainment wherever they find themselves. The product offers a different experience of entertainment through mobile devices. This is one great product that has seen its popularity rise among subscribers of DSTV.
Users can now watch their favorite show, sports, programs using the DSTV app without having to be at home. Additionally, it is one great way for users not to miss out on favorite events when they are not at home to use their TV. All you need to have is a smartphone (either iPhone or Android) that has internet connectivity and a subscription package to be able to access the world of entertainment in the comfort of your palm.
As opposed to the initial product known as the DSTV Mobile which needs the DVB-H technology to function, thereby limiting compatibility with many devices, all you need on the DSTV app is merely your smartphone browser and the internet.
Requirements to Access the DSTV App
- A valid Subscription to any package offered by DSTV such as DSTV Yanga, Premium, Confam, Padi, Compact Plus, or Compact.
- An Android Phone, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and so on.
- The DSTV app which could be downloaded through the Google Play Store for Android users, and the Apple’s app store for Apple users.
- A DSTV Connect ID which is acquired during registration with a valid smart card number.
- A speedy Internet Connection. It could be Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G etc.
Procedures to Watch Live TV, Sports, Movies on DSTV App
- Launch the DSTV App on your smartphone, either Android or iOS devices. You can download the App at the PlayStore or Apple Store
- Login with your DSTV Connect ID and password.
- Use the search icon to find your favorite movie. You can also use the Live TV section to get a list of shows that are currently airing in real time on DSTV.
- Use the Catch Up option to watch episodes of programs you have missed.
- The TV guide option provide you with a list of upcoming shows on different channels. Here, you can make use of reminders to notify you when your favorite show begins.
- When watching a regular show that you love or just came across, you can stream or download the show to enable you to watch later, as many times as you want.
Features of DSTV App
The DSTV app comes with different features that ensures you enjoy a seamless, and wonderful experience while on it. Each of the features have been carefully designed to provide you with ease and comfort. Let’s have a look at some of the features that makes the DSTV app such a spectacular product.
Through the DSTV app, users can stream programs that are running live on DSTV. One of the biggest perks of streaming through the DSTV app is that you can do it anywhere you are, regardless of your distance to your decoder. You could have your decoder at home in Abuja, but stream favorite shows in Lagos. This ensures that distance is not a barrier to your access to prime entertainment.
Through the Live TV, you will be able to access the total number of channels you access normally on your DSTV. And you can stream each of these channels live with the current show on air. As you watch, you will find information on how much of the show is left in terms of time, brief overview of the show/current episode and so on.
Channels on the DSTV app are also sectioned into different genres in order to allow users easily locate the kind of show they are looking to watch. Some of the genres include Sports, General Entertainment, News & Commerce, Music, Documentary, Children, Lifestyle & Culture, and Religion, and so much more. The fact that you can watch your favorite shows on the go, makes it a fantastic prospect for many users.
Have you ever been late to see your favorite show, or all you saw was the concluding part of the show? The days of missed shows or scenes are over with the Catch Up option. Using this option, you have access to any of the episodes of favorite shows you missed.
The Catch up feature keeps a catalog of popular programmes on DSTV. It is a Video on Demand service that enables you watch episodes of your favourite TV shows that aired for the first time over the last 7 to 28 days.
Once there’s any episode you missed, all you need to do is visit the catch up section, and you can either stream or download the particular episode for your enjoyment later. It is however important to note that all shows on the catch up section will only be available for 24 hours after its conclusion on live TV.
Kids! Kids!! Kids!!!
There is a special section dedicated for kids. This section is filled with shows, cartoon, animations, and educational content that keep kids busy having fun while also learning. Shows such as Ben10, Samurai Jack, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and many others are some favorites available for kids to watch.
An additional feature to the kids section allow parents or guardians to set up a Pin to ensure kids don’t leave a particular show to another screen which may expose them to inappropriate content. You can also set a maximum screen time which will ensure kids don’t spend extended hours watching shows.
Full TV Guide
An important feature which most people overlook on the DSTV app is the TV guide. Through this feature, users get up to 8 days of TV programming Guide. As such, it is possible to watch a show during its live broadcast or a reminder is set to notify users when a particular show starts. It even gets better for users with Explora decoder as it is possible to record an upcoming program in cases where users will not be available to watch during its live broadcast.
The TV Guide also offer short details on different shows. Different details like the season, episode, duration, rating, and a brief description are all found here. You will also see when the particular episode will air again on the channel.
Cast to TV or Big Screen
As a new technology, the DSTV app features state of the art technology like screen mirroring which exists in Apple AirPlay and Google Chrome cast. Using this feature, users can replicate what they are watching on their smartphone screen to a much larger screen such as a TV, PC, or desktop. For this feature to function, a Wi-Fi connection is required and both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.