DStv Box Office is a special Video on Demand (VoD) service by the popular cable TV (Satellite TV) company MultiChoice designed to better cater to the entertainment needs of all you movie freaks out there. The service expands the options you have when it comes to movies by making exciting new releases available to you at a fee.
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About DSTV Box Office and How it Works
DStv Box Office is an online movie rental service. It lets you have access to some of the latest, highly exciting Hollywood blockbusters right from your computer via the boxoffice.dstv.com website or your DSTV Explora Decoder.
Users can either stream movies directly or download them to their computer or the DSTV Explora to watch. Box Office is open to both DSTV customers and those who are not, which makes it more interesting.
The catch here, though, is that you get to pay less when renting a New Release online if you are a subscriber on DStv Premium, Extra or Compact plan.
However, to access DSTV BoxOffice on the Explora Decoder, you need to be an active DStv Premium customers with active PVR subscription on the EXPLORA decoder
To begin using the service, you need to sign up for an account on the BoxOffice page on DStv website. You simply need to login with your DStv Connect ID if you are already a customer of the cable TV company.
To access DSTV Box Office on your decoder, press the BoxOffice button on the Explora decoder and follow instructions.
When done registering, you can browse or search through the catalogue of Hollywood blockbusters on offer to make a choice.
Rentals, and payment for same, can be done instantly using any of the acceptable means of payment.
Movies can be streamed directly via a browser from the DSTV Box Office site or you may download and watch with the DStv Desktop Player whenever you like.
How Much Does it Cost?
You will not be required to pay a dime when registering for the DStv Box Office service. Payment will only be required when making rentals.
Cost of renting movies varies, depending on whether you are interested in a new release or a classic.
DSTV customers on Premium, Extra and Compact plans in South Africa can access BoxOffce on their Explora Decoder for R35 for rental of each new release. Non-DStv customers may expect to pay a little more.
In Nigeria, DSTV Box Office costs 600 Naira per rental.
In Nigeria, the service is only available to Premium subscribers on the Explora decoder. It is however available to everyone on the website.
How Long is a Rental Valid?
Typically, you have a period of 48 hours to enjoy your rented movie. The time starts counting for the streaming option after successfully paying to watch online.
If you choose the DSTV Box Office download option, you will have access to a downloaded movie for 30 days, but your 48-hour rental period starts when you press ‘Watch Now’ on the DStv Desktop Player. Learn More