Watch DSTV Mobile on iPhone & iPad

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You can watch DSTV Mobile on your iOS devices like the iPhone or the iPad. With your iPhone running  iOS 9 and above or any iPad model, you can watch DSTV channels on your iOS device. You will however require to download and install the DSTV Now Mobile on your iPhone of iPad. You also need to subscribe to DSTV Compact or higher.

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iDrifta for DSTV Mobile

In the past you required an iDrifta on DSTV Mobile, but these days with the DSTV Now installed in your iPhone like iPhone 7 or your iPad like iPad Pro and a valid subscription of DSTV Compact or higher, you can watch DSTV on your iOS device.

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How to Watch DSTV on an iPhone or iPad

iPhones and iPads like most smartphones and tablets do not come with a DVB-H receiver built-in. You will need to buy an additional accessory to enable DSTV Mobile on your iOS device. Two options are available for connecting your iPad or iPhone to DSTV Mobile.

The first is the iDrita, which receives the DVB-H signal and pipes it to your iOS device via Apple’s standard 30-pin connector. For more recent iOS devices like the iPhone 6, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air 2 that feature the Lightning connector, you will need to also buy an Apple 30-pin to lightning adaptor. The iDrifta currently costs 9,500 Naira.

DSTV Mobile Drifta Decoder

The second device, which we prefer due to its versatility is the Drifta Wi-Fi, which is similar to the iDrifta, except that it broadcasts the DSTV Mobile signal to your iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi. We prefer the Drifta because its use is not restricted to iOS devices. The Drifta can be used with most laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The price of the Drifta is currently 12,500 Naira.

After choosing a DVB-H accessory, you will also need to download the app for the Drifta or iDrifta from the App Store. Once this app is downloaded and installed on your iPad of iPhone, you can relax and enjoy up to 16 DSTV channels on your device if you are located in a DSTV Mobile coverage area.

You can also consider iPhone 7 with DSTV Now.

To enjoy DSTV on your iPhone or iPad, you have to be located in a DSTV Mobile coverage area. DSTV Mobile is only available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, Onitsha, Asaba, Aba, Ibadan, and Benin. Coverage may not be brilliant in some locations in the cities listed above.

DSTV Mobile offers up to 16 DSTV channels. Channels available include news (like CNN), documentary (like NatGeo Wild), sports (SuperSport3), music (Sound City), movies (like MNET Series, Africa Magic), kids (Disney Junior), and more. Two channels are free (NTA and AIT), but DSTV offers 3 months free DSTV Mobile subscription, if you buy a Drifta Wi-Fi or an iDrifta from any of their authorised outlets in Nigeria. Monthly subscription ranges from free (for active DSTV subscribers) to 660 Naira (14 channels).

You can also consider iPhone 6S with DSTV Now.

Watch DSTV Free on iPhones & iPad

DSTV currently offer DSTV Mobile free to most active DSTV subscribers. All active DSTV subscribers can access DSTV Mobile for free except for subscribers to DSTV Access bouquet. To enjoy DSTV Mobile free on your iPhone/iPad or any other mobile device, you have to link your iOS device to your DSTV TV subscription account. Visit a DSTV outlet to link your iPhone or iPad to your DSTV account.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Watch DSTV Mobile on iPhone & iPad was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 17th, 2017
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