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Old 2016-03-18 , 09:25
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Angry Original DRIFTA does not work on Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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I have the original DRIFTA. I use this device on my pc, my Samsung TAB A, and a previous Samsung phones. Most of them on the Lollipop Andorid release. My new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is running on the Marshmallow Android. My DRIFTA does not pick up on this phone, it does not connect even though I have installed the latest DRIFTA app. The DSTV Mobile call centre says the the S7 requires and android DRIFTA, the one that connects directly to the phone. Is this correct? Why would the original DRIFTA work all my previous devices, but suddenly now the S7 requires the android DRIFTA?

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Old 2016-03-18 , 10:21
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Lollipop vs Marshmallow.... would probably require Drifta software upgrade.. if ever..
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Old 2016-03-18 , 11:36
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@Leesen - welcome to the DStv Forum. I'm waiting for feedback from the DStv Digital Media guys on this and will let you know as soon as I hear from them.

Aside from the DRIFTA, you can also stream channels on your smartphone using the DStv Now app.
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Old 2016-03-18 , 13:08
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Aside from the DRIFTA, you can also stream channels on your smartphone using the DStv Now app.
..Which is a bit data-intensive at 4.5mb a minute The upside is that you can stream almost anywhere with excellent quality, as opposed to the pathetic coverage and visuals of the Drifta and Walka
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Old 2016-03-18 , 13:31
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And of course when you are in a WiFi zone, you can download content from Catch Up on DStv Now to watch later.
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Old 2016-03-22 , 10:20
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Thank you Marietjie. As luke7777 says, abit data intensive if you don't have adsl/fibre :-)
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And of course when you are in a WiFi zone, you can download content from Catch Up on DStv Now to watch later.
Hi Marietjie

Any feedback from the mobile team?
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Old 2016-03-30 , 17:32
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Remember that your DRIFTA also works on software. My understanding is that older models cannot be supported on the newer cellphones due to software incompatibility. So essentially the call Centre are correct.


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