DStv Now has made available 13 channels for all South Africans to watch free of charge.
DStv Now’s decision is aimed at expanding access to news channels so that more South Africans can stay up to date regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
The online streaming service is linked with DStv’s satellite broadcasting service. It enables subscribers to watch TV channels on mobile devices, laptops and smart TVs.
DStv Now free channels
The free channels are now available to all South Africans who have an internet connection and not just subscribers.
The following 24-hour news channels are now available for free on DSTV Now: BBC World, CNN, Sky News, eNCA, SABC News, Newzroom Afrika, and Euronews Now.
Other free channels include DStv (100), TBN, People’s Weather, SuperSport Play, PBS Kids and Channel O.
South Africans can also watch episodes of popular Mzansi series such as Igazi, The River, Isibaya, Binnelanders, Suidooster, and Die Ware Naarheid via the Catch Up portal on the free service.
How to sign up for DStv Now
To sign up, connect to now.dstv.com and click on “Sign Up.” From here, you need to fill in your details before clicking “Create An Account.”
The interface will now prompt you to fill in your ID, smartcard number or customer number. Scroll to the bottom of the interface and skip this step if you are not a subscriber.
The next step involves naming your profile and uploading a profile picture. Once you have done this, you can now start watching the free channels.
Viewers using tablets or smartphones would need to download the DStv Now app for Android or iOS depending on their device.
The DStv Now free service is only available in South Africa at the moment.
Mark Rayner, MultiChoice SA’s CEO, said in a statement, “While we are grateful that we have not yet had a single incident within our organisation, we are working hard to ensure that we keep our employees, suppliers and customers as safe as we can.”