You can watch DSTV Mobile on a couple of Android Phones and Tablet Computers. Android Phones and Tablets do not come with DVB-H receivers built-in, so you need an additional accessory to watch TV on your Android devices. The accessory, called a DSTV Mobile Wi-Fi Drifta, receives DSTV Mobile signals and broadcasts it to your Android Phone and Tablet over Wi-Fi.
How to Watch DSTV Mobile on Android
To watch DSTV Mobile on your Android phones and tablets, you need to buy the DSTV Mobile Drifta Wi-Fi at a DSTV outlet. The price was 12,250 Naira at the time of writing. Then, you need to download the Drifta Viewer for Android app at the Google Play Store download link. The App is available as a free download at the Google Play Store. Your Android device need to support Wi-Fi.
According to data at the Google Play Store, Drifta Viewer for Android app is supported for Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.x and 4.2.2. Android devices like the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 now support the DSTV Mobile App for Android.
DSTV Mobile is not available everywhere in Nigeria. You have to be located in a DSTV Mobile coverage area to enjoy the service. In Nigeria, DSTV Mobile is only available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, Onitsha, Asaba, Aba, Ibadan, and Benin. Note that coverage may be poor in some locations in the cities listed above.
DSTV Mobile offers up to 16 DSTV channels. Channels available include news, documentary, sports, music, movies, entertainment, and so on. Two channels are free (NTA and AIT), but DSTV offers 3 months free DSTV Mobile subscription, if you buy a Drifta Wi-Fi decoder from any of their authorised outlets in Nigeria. Monthly subscription ranges from free (for active DSTV subscribers) to 660 Naira (14 channels).
Watch DSTV Free on Android
Yes, you can watch DSTV free on your Android Phones and tablet computers. All active DSTV subscribers can access DSTV Mobile for free except for subscribers to DSTV Access. To enjoy DSTV Mobile free on your Android device, you have to link your device to your DSTV TV subscription account. Visit a DSTV outlet to link your mobile device.
A Note on Android Fragmentation
Although, Drifta Viewer for Android app should supported Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.x and 4.2.2, due to fragmentation in the Android platform and OEM customisations, a number of Android phones and tablets running the stated Android versions do not support the DSTV Mobile app. Some consumers have complained about this issue.
To be on a safe side, ensure your Android device is compatible before buying the DSTV Mobile Drifta.
Drifta not just for Android
One great thing about the Drifta is that you can use it for other devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It must not be an Android phone or tablet. As long as the device has Wi-Fi and you install the applicable App or software on your device a Wi-Fi drifta will allow you access DSTV Mobile on multiple devices.
Have a good time watching exciting TV channels on your Android device.
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