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Old 2017-03-14 , 09:00
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Default Watch DStv Now on the big screen with Google Chromecast

DStv Now let’s you watch what you want, when you want it. Available as either an app or via your desktop browser, you can watch Live TV, enjoy DStv Catch Up content (via streaming or download), manage your account or see the full DStv TV Guide on the go.

Up until now, you could only view content on your cellphone, tablet or computer but that’s all about to change! Thanks to the new Google Chromecast functionality on the DStv Now Android app, you can “cast” your live streaming DStv channels, Catch Up videos or your choice of our 1 000 M-Net Movies Collection titles onto your TV!

And it’s easy to do. Just:
- Connect your Android device to a WiFi network
- Open the DStv Now app and select the content you want to watch
- Press the “Cast” button in the app
- Enjoy your viewing on the big screen

“DStv Now offers our customers the convenience of choosing what they want to watch when they are ready,” says Graeme Cumming, head of DStv Digital Media. “The option to share content from mobile devices to TV’s is something our customers have been asking for for, for a while. We’re currently working on securing the rights to perform similar functions using Apple AirPlay.”

DStv customers who use DStv Now have access to a wealth of content ranging from sport to movies, thanks to more than 60 streaming channels. There’s also ‘Express from the US’ featuring shows such as Suits, Crashing, Girls, Homeland, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Lucifer. Remember to keep an eye on the DStv Catch Up calendar, available on DStv.com, to find out what to watch.

The DStv Now app is free to download on the Google
Play Store or Apple App Store or you can watch by pointing your browser to now.dstv.com. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is currently available to all DStv Premium customers, and will be available to Extra and Compact customers during the first quarter of the new financial year. Data costs will apply when streaming content.

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Old 2017-03-14 , 10:32
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We’re currently working on securing the rights to perform similar functions using Apple AirPlay
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You've been working on the Airplay "rights" for ages. When is this going to happen.
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Very soon - as in the next month or so.
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Old 2017-03-15 , 13:43
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I have followed the above mentioned steps and have tried to cast "live" tv, but no cast button on the app, just to make the content full screen? The app is on version 1.30.4. Is there a newer version with the capability or am I doing something wrong?
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It's because there is a critical oversight in the release - a go live date. Sometime in April only - we will confirm on here when it is live.

My sincerest apologies for any frustration - very happy you are so eager to use this!

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Judging from the amount of views this post is getting per week , I hope you guys are not going to dissapoint us again?
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As we've said, we will confirm on here when we are ready. This is why we are always so reluctant to give you specific dates - as things do move out. Let's rather say that you will have access to this in the first quarter of our financial year eg between April and end of June 2017.
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Very soon - as in the next month or so.
... or so ... ?
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Folks, the aim is still to get this in by end of our first quarter of our financial year (Apil-June). Unfortunately there is no confirmed date at present. As soon as we have any news to share, we will do so here. Thanks for your patience.
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