DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

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 pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a “lean-back experience”.
DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. “Over time, however, new usage cases have emerged such as providing an easy way get all DStv’s content onto TVs not connected to a decoder,” the company said.
“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.