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Compared to smartphones, tablets are much better for watching video largely due to their larger displays, making the TV viewing experience on tablets better. Their larger 7-inch to 11-inch display offers a more brilliant view. With a DVB-H accessory called, the Drifta, you can watch DSTV Mobile on tablet computers running Android, Windows 8, iOS, or Windows Phone and you can even watch free if you are an active DSTV subscriber.

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How to Watch DSTV on a Tablet

To watch DSTV Mobile on your tablet computer, you need to buy a Drifta Wi-Fi device from an authorised DSTV outlet in Nigeria. The Drifta receives DVB-H signals and broadcasts it to your tablet computer over Wi-Fi. The recommended retail price for the Drifta Wi-Fi is currently 12,250 Naira.

You also need to download and install the Drifta App for your tablet platform at the official app store. Platforms supported by the Drifta for tablets include Android, Windows 8, iOS, and Windows Phone. DSTV Mobile service is available in the following cities: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, Onitsha, Asaba, Aba, Ibadan, and Benin.

DSTV Mobile offers up to 16 DSTV channels. Channels available include news (like CNN), documentary (like NatGeo Wild), sports (like SuperSport3), music (eg. Sound City), movies (like MNET Series, Africa Magic), kids (eg, 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 from any of their authorised outlets in Nigeria. Monthly subscription ranges from free (for active DSTV subscribers) to 660 Naira (14 channels).

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Watch DSTV Free on Tablet Computers

You can watch DSTV free on your tablet computer. All active DSTV subscribers can access DSTV Mobile for free except for subscribers to DSTV Access bouquet. To enjoy DSTV Mobile free on your tablet or any other mobile device, you have to link the mobile device to your DSTV TV subscription account. Visit a DSTV outlet to link your tablet to your DSTV account.

Supported Platforms

Although DSTV Mobile supports Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows 8, or iOS devices, it may not be compatible with all devices running the listed platforms. Here are some general support info. Confirm compatibility at a DSTV Customer Outlet:

  • Windows Phone 7.5 & Windows Phone 8
  • Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.x and 4.2.2
  • iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPad 4
  • Windows 8
  • BlackBerry 4.5.0 or higher

You can visit the DSTV Drifta page for more.

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