MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs.
The new apps work on Apple TV (fourth generation and newer), Samsung smart TVs (selected models from 2015 and newer) and media players runner Android TV (Google-certified devices only).
“The idea when we launched DStv Now was to give DStv subscribers a way to catch the big game and their favourite shows while away from home,” said MultiChoice South Africa chief operating officer Mark Rayner.
“What’s surprised us is how popular it’s also been as a method of getting DStv content on to other TVs around the home. By adding these new apps, we’ve made that process a whole lot easier and more convenient — no fussing with cables or casting, and no decoder needed.”
DStv Now is available free to all DStv subscribers, with the specific content available linked to the customer’s DStv package. Two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously.
DStv Streaming Only Package
MultiChoice South Africa CEO Calvo Mawela revealed in an interview with TechCentral in May that the company will launch a streaming-only version of DStv.
Though the streaming product is unlikely to debut in 2018 — and Mawela hinted that it is more likely to arrive in 2019 — various technical and marketing teams at the pay-TV broadcaster are working hard on bringing it to market.