MultiChoice is bringing a lot of changes and expansion to their DSTV service. They have announced that the DStv Now live streaming service will not also be available to DStv Extra and Compact subscribers, and will support the Google Chromecast.
This is great news for subscribers!
The Live TV and DStv Catch Up content on DStv Now will be as per the DStv package you are on.
DStv Extra customers will have access to 47 channels to access at anytime on the go, and DStv Compact customers will get 36 channels. DStv Premium subscribers 64 channels that they are able to access already.
On the DStv Now account, you are able to register for different account, on the same account. To set them up, you’ll need a DStv Connect ID account.
“These features will become available to our DStv Compact and Extra customers at no extra cost during the first quarter of our new financial year (April),” said MultiChoice.
Chromecast support is scheduled to arrive in April. MultiChoice added that AirPlay support is also expected to launch during April.
To use DStv Now on the Google Chromecast, MultiChoice said you need to follow these steps:
- Connect your Android device to a Wi-Fi network.
- Open the DStv Now app and select the content you want to watch.
- Press the “Cast” button in the app.
- Enjoy viewing on a big screen.