With DStv Now, entertainment goes mobile
Since the first Mobile Application Service (Apps), was launched in 1993 by the Apple Newton team, the service has undergone an evolution that has completely changed the way we live and interact with our mobile devices. With the current fast-paced business and social landscape, apps are playing key roles in delivering efficiency.
But the app revolution has expanded and basically taken over and reshaped the way we carry out different activities. Apps have become a part of the mobile lexicon and can be used for practically everything. In the financial sector, for instance, customers are encouraged to conduct their financial transactions through mobile apps thereby making it much more seamless and reducing the interface with the human element.
Through apps, multitasking is made possible and no one suffers for the other. There are apps for every aspect of life: school, social life, marketing and sales, entertainment, fashion and style, religion, advertising, games, the weather and even dating. They all serve to make peoples’ lives easier and work more convenient. This is why businesses are taking new directions with the use of apps to provide more value for their customers and at no extra cost. It is also why a working mum can shop for groceries with her app, while catching up on her favourite Telemundo series.
For a media and entertainment platform like, the customer is central to the business and providing world-class services is a critical ingredient of its proposition. Making use of modern technology is one of the ways by which this is achieved. For a company that prides itself as a leader in innovative services, the recently revamped mobile application, DStv Now further affirms this.
The app offers lots of excitement and entertainment to customers on the go, while also providing users the opportunity to catch up with their favourite programmes, regardless of the time and place. Simply put, DStv Now app puts customers in charge and gives them control of their time.
Having DStv Now means customers are assured of never missing that important programme regardless of when it aired, thanks to the availability of the Catch Up service, which was hitherto available only on the decoders. As the name implies, this unique feature allows customers catch up on their favourite programmes even after the programme must have aired. When enabled, the app stacks favourite programmes, and as far as the subscription is still active, customers are able to watch those programmes at a convenient time or binge-watch an entire episode of their favourite movie series.
Recently, the company introduced this service to DStv Compact Plus and Compact subscribers at no additional cost. Previously, it was only available to customers with an active PVR decoder and subscription, but today, it’s available to all Premium, Compact and Compact Plus customers irrespective of decoder type.
The live TV and DStv Catch Up content on DStv Now will be tailor-made as per the subscriber’s package. While DStv Compact Plus customers will have access to over 40 channels on the go, DStv Compact customers will get over 30 channels, including live streaming of package-specific SuperSport channels and access to their favourite movie and entertainment channels, documentaries, lifestyle channels, music plus and other kid specific channels to keep the little ones busy.
For lover of the English Premier League, DStv Now is one service to keep up with, as it provides updates on live games. In addition to the Premier League, customers can enjoy the different football offering on SuperSport, including the La Liga, Champions league, German Cup, Copa Del Rey, Carabao Cup (formerly called EFL Cup), English FA Cup and soon, the newly acquired World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and its flagship shows.
According to MultiChoice Nigeria’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Martin Mabutho, the app is positioned to give the best live TV and Catch Up content anytime and anywhere and at no extra cost.
“As trailblazers, we have deployed DStv Now, an app that allows our subscribers watch their favourite matches anywhere and anytime on their laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Subscribers are in for a bumper soccer season with SuperSport showcasing the world’s most exciting football leagues as Europe’s best players go to battle across the continent. In addition, SuperSport will showcase all 380 live and in HD international matches from the English Premiership and Spanish La Liga, which will also be available on the Family bouquet, not forgetting wrestling and a host of other football games,” Mabutho said.
On how to activate the service, Mabutho said, “setting up the app is very easy. Visit the DStv website to register and obtain a connect ID after, which you download the app. The app can be accessed from the Google Play on your Android or App store on iOS mobile devices after which the registration is completed with your smartcard number and connect ID. The service is currently available only to Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquet subscribers for free. Entertainment will never be the same with DStv Now,” he said.