It is easy to check your Dstv account balance on your mobile phone.
Step 1: dial *120*68584#
Step 2: Select option 1
Your DStv account balance will appear on the screen.
This method use USSD technology.
Change the way you watch television with DStv Explora!
Your shows are ready when you are. Access DStv Catch Up with more than 200 hours of content. Use the Series Stacking setting to watch multiple episodes of your favourite show. DStv Catch Up Plus has hundreds of extra titles available for download. Look out for the series box sets to download.
Rent the latest blockbusters with Box Office from the comfort of your couch.
Up to 20 titles added each day. Your first rental is for free.
Never miss a moment. Watch one channel while recording another.You can record up to 220 hours of programming. Record your favourite series automatically and find out when it’s on again.
Your entertainment sorted with easy-to-use menus and categorised playlists.
Make it your own with personalised features – your favourite channels grouped for your convenience.
Less surfing, more exploring! Use the advanced search function to find your favourite series. Type in a search word or part of the word for matching shows to pop up. Specify where and when you want to watch it. Or select the theme and PG rating.
The home of all things DStv. Use DStv Central to easily browse through content. Access sports updates, news, plus local and international weather. And use the dedicated search button to easily access content.
All the power in the palm of your hands!
You can pause live TV for up to 2 hours, and use instant replay or slow motion.
You can watch 2 different channels on separate televisions with XtraView. The Explora offers high definition (HD) viewing with up to 5 times more picture detail and brilliant colour quality. It also supports Dolby Digital sound.
For more information visit www.dstv.com/explora
We know you have loads to do on your to-do list and paying for your DSTV should be the last thing to do. Luckily, paying your DStv account doesn’t have to be one of them with debit order.
SMS debit to 37171
That’s if you set up a debit order. Simply SMS debit to 37171 and we’ll call you back to get you started.
(SMS costs R1 in South Africa)
You can also easily activate it via your credit card account.
Visit dstv.com and click on My DStv for more info.
Cut the queues and avoid re-connection fees.
Do quick. Do easy. Do reliable. Do it the debit order way.
And consider it done with DStv!
DStv Now is the internet-based service of the popular subscription service. You can watch all your favourite content – from live TV and sports, to series and shows, plus Catch Up – on your preferred internet-enabled device.
Beside smartphones and tablets, you can now access the app on Apple TV. The app was launched in 2014, with the initial focus on being a mobile-first product. But it grew in popularity so quickly, that DStv decided to expand the access options. A big appeal of the app is watching DStv without the need of a decoder.
DStv Now is free to all DStv customers. The content you can watch online is linked to your DStv package. You can watch different shows in the same house, without fighting over the remote. One account can be linked to the main decoder in your lounge, and simultaneously give you access to a movie on your tablet in the bedroom. You can link as many devices as you want. A bonus feature of this, is offering your kids access to your DStv subscription away from home.
DStv Now is an over-the-top (OTT) internet video streaming service. It works best with a good high-speed internet connection, ideally uncapped.
How to Connect Your Apple TV with DStv Now
Download the app from the Apple App store. Open the DStv Now App on your Apple TV.
Download the app here
A pin will be placed on your TV. Access your MacBook, iPad or iPhone and go to now.dstv.com/tv to link your Apple TV. Register to watch the best in DStv entertainment. Verify your phone number to complete registration.
An OTP will be sent to your iPhone. Enter the One Time Pin sent to your phone. Enter your personal information and click Finish. Enter the Pin displayed on your TV.
Your Apple TV is now linked to DStv Now! Go back to your TV and start watching your favourite shows.
Stay in control of your account with the easy to use DStv self-service website.
To check your DStv account statement:
Sep 1- Log in to DStv Self Service
Step 2- Click on Self Service on the top menu.
Step 3- Click on “My Statements” in the drop down menu
Step 4- Then click on the month you want the statement for and it will be downloaded onto your computer/
You will be able to view it with a pdf viewer on your computer.
Netflix has been active in South Africa since 2016. And it’s becoming more popular by the minute! People are realising how handy the live streaming service is. You can easily access your favourite series and movies with just a good internet connection and laptop, smartphone or tablet.
The selection of shows continually change, bringing you fresh content almost every day. There are a few shows that are firm favourites and that will stick around for quite a while. To see what’s new, click on the Recently Added menu. Another fun feature of the subscription service, is that it will suggest shows you might like, based on the ones you’ve previously watched.
Top 5 Best Series on Netflix
Some series are timeless, they aired years ago but they still have a loyal following. Then there’s new shows that have the potential to become timeless. Here’s a few that we think you should watch.
1994–2004 | Seasons 1 to 10 available
Follow the lives of six 20 to 30-something friends living in New York, Manhattan. The show follows their personal and professional lives, through all the ups and downs that life throws at them.
To quote Monica “Welcome to the real world. It sucks, you’re gonna love it”
2011 till present | Seasons 1 to 6 available
Mike Ross is a brilliant college dropout. His life takes an interesting twist after a drug deal gone bad. Without any legal credentials he manages to secure a job with Harvey Specter, one of the best lawyers in New York City. Mike impresses the big shot lawyer with his razor-sharp mind and goes from college dropout to associate lawyer.
#3 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013 till present | Season 1 to 4 available
Jake Peralta is a talented N.Y.P.D. detective, but he is a little immature. Working at Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct he must learn how to be a team player who follows the rules when a new captain comes on board. Captain Ray Holt is serious and stern, and Jake’s streak of immaturity oftentimes causes conflict with the new commanding officer
2018 to present | Season 1 available
A Netflix original. Patty is a bullied teenager who chooses an interesting revenge method. Beauty pageants. She seeks help from Bob, a civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach.
The vengeful teenager and disgraced, dissatisfied coach make an odd team. Soon Bob realises he is in way over his head with his quirky new client. He has no idea what he is about to unleash on the world…
#5 Gossip Girl
2007-2012 | Seasons 1 to 6 available
Another oldie but goodie. It offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of hyperprivileged teens, who call the Upper East Side of New York home. The Manhattan private-school kids seem untouchable, able to get away with everything. But an anonymous blogger is keeping an eye on them, watching every little move they make.
The ruthless blogger is on a mission. And no stone goes unturned to expose the secrets they try to hide so carefully.
Interesting Facts About Netflix
The streaming subscription service idea dates back to 1997. The Netflix CEO was charged a $40 fine for returning his VHS copy of Apollo 13 late.
What you need to know about the Mighty Netflix.
- Netflix is older than Google, established in 1997. And Google started in 1998.
- Blockbuster could have bought Netflix for $50 million in 2000. The now almost-extinct video rental company wasn’t interested. Today, Netflix is worth $20 billion.
- The total yearly revenue is estimated at roughly $6 billion.
- Currently you can subscribe to Netflix in close to 50 countries.
- Worldwide the series Breaking Bad is the most watched Netflix show
Are you travelling to your holiday home and want to take your DStv decoder with? There are a few options you can consider to do this. Use the self-service platforms for instructions. Or follow the steps below
- Step 1- Dial *120*68584#
- Step 2- Twitter: @DStvSelfService (can send a direct message)
- Step 3- Facebook: @DStvSelfService (send a message via Facebook Messenger)
Visit the DStv Self Service website to remove your decoder from the XtraView set-up. This is a great option if you have more than one decoder.
If you are a Price Lock customer you can choose from the following options.
Switch off the main home decoder and switch on the holiday home decoder. This will be a like-for-like switch, keeping you on the same DStv package.
Activate both your main and holiday home. This option is available via the DStv Self Service website. You must indicate which decoder will be your holiday home decoder on the My DStv function.
Make sure your holiday home has the right installation for the Catch Up and BoxOffice functions to work. You can also use DStv Now to stream live channels, and stream or download DStv Catch Up content to your tablet or smartphone. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers, with live streaming channels and Catch Up content linked to the specific package of the customer.
Looking for a DSTV installer near you? You have come to the right place, we will provide you with the contact information of our recommended DSTV installer to install your DSTV and satellite dish.