DStv on Demand comes to iPad

2013-04-12 12:43
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – DStv on Demand, MultiChoice's catch-up streaming service currently available via the South African satellite operator's DStv decoders and desktop, is now available on the iPad, it was announced on Thursday.

The new mobile service inches the pay-TV service closer to what comparable overseas operators have been offering subscribers the past few years.

MultiChoice is rolling out a DStv on Demand iPad app through which DStv subscribers are now able to watch select TV programming which they might have missed over the seven days since broadcast.

Android version

DStv On Demand is only available to those with a Premium DStv subscription.

Through the free DStv iPad app, subscribers can get access to over 450 hours of TV series, movies, sport highlights and kids' programming by logging in with a DStv Connect ID to gain access to the content.

MultiChoice told MyBroadband in November that an Android version of the app will also be available in the near future.

The new service requires an internet connection and MultiChoice recommends that subscribers, when using the DStv iPad app, make use of a wi-fi connection or uncapped internet since the viewing of TV shows can guzzle up large amounts of data quickly.

The new DStv iPad app is available - for free - via Apple's iTunes App Store.


  • Sueann Kleinhans - 2013-04-12 13:16

    Hi,is it free,cos I'm a premium subscriber?

  • Stefan Coetzer - 2013-04-12 13:28

    This App is absolute rubbish! I have tried to use it, various versions, since early February this year. Every single time the App returns the following error: Error. Sorry, there was an error connecting to the server. Please try again later. The DStv call centre and the On Demand experts have had no luck in resolving my problem despite communicating with them on at least 6 occasions. UNBELIEVABLE! Stefan

  • Hendrik Botha - 2013-04-12 14:01

    @Stefan same problem here, I don't understand why they release crap like this. When I downloaded it I where on the road with my 3g. But when I got home I still have the same problem on a 10mb line. I don't know what is Multichoices problem as the call centre is useless, and the problem is they don't have any competition and they can do what they want.

      Neil Alan White - 2013-04-15 13:39

      they have competition but they suck lol. Top Tv

  • Boom Boom Afridi - 2013-04-12 14:34

    what i want from dstv is programming 24 hours after the U.S. air date. this is the only issue i have. i love the HD movies, sports etc but these 1-2 weeks series delays are ridiculous in the digital age. im paying premium and i still have to download my favourite shows. newsflash: i'm episode 2 on game of thrones, has this series even started on dstv??? there is simply no way to avoid online spoilers as the websites i visit every day have 'reviews' of each episode the day after it's U.S. airing!! it's absolutely annoying!! this is freaking 2013 they can broadcast this stuff timeous like other channels all over the world. ie. UK, China!! i wish dstv could download for me and broadcast within 48 hours - then i'll be happy.

      Neil Alan White - 2013-04-12 15:24

      is it absolutely necessary to watch those shows 24 hours after the release date. honestly i couldnt care less if i watched it 6 months after the release. oh and maybe stay off that review website

      Boom Boom Afridi - 2013-04-12 15:38

      whatever does it for you, i have much higher standards thank you.

      Neil Alan White - 2013-04-13 06:59

      Whoop dee doo. Good for you bud. Maybe you just don't have a life.

      Seanred - 2013-04-14 18:26

      Game of Thrones season 3 has started on DSTV.

  • Arno Wilmot - 2013-04-12 16:13

    Another rubbish service from DStv. You have to create an account and then link your profile to you DStv account. Then your partner cannot register a 2nd profile using the same DStv account - in other words, one iPad only. Might as well just watch TV

  • Tim Norris - 2013-04-12 17:45

    Get an error every film. Why release something that does not work in real time conditions. There cannot be enough bandwidth available. Let us know once it is fixed as it would be a welcome addition.

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