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South African video streaming platform DStv Now has announced its compatibility with Samsung smart TVs, Apple TV and Google certified Android TV-based media players.
DStv Now 16 August 2018

Other brands of smart TV are expected to be supported shortly by the MultiChoice operated live TV and video-on-demand (VOD) service.

Although the over-the-top (OTT) platform was initially conceived in 2014 as a mobile first service, the apps will now enable household screens to be used as a DStv hub without the need for a set-top box. The service enables two different streams to be viewed on separate devices simultaneously.

“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. 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,” said Mark Rayner, chief operating officer, MultiChoice South Africa.

“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 pay-TV, subscribers with content dependent on the customer’s DStv package. However, data usage may be charged by customers’ ISP or mobile networks when streaming video.