DStv Now is a great little app that lets those with the necessary login details stream just about everything that DStv has to offer. It’s become a feature on little Android media boxes that people use alongside more dubious apps and services. DStv has put a stop that. The latest version of the app is now only able to run on Google-certified Android boxes.

It means that the app will only run on devices that use Android’s TV platform, which includes the Nvidia shield, Telkom’s Lit Box and Xiaomi’s Mi Box. Devices that use mobile Android implementations on media players will no longer be able to run DStv Now. Chromecast still works and the actual mobile app still works on smartphones.


“For legal reasons, the DStv Now app is no longer available on uncertified Google devices,” according to a representative on the Google Play Store complaining that the app no longer works.

This has made savvy users found themselves rolling back to previous versions of the app and disabling auto-updates has allowed them to continue watching DStv (probably with somebody else’s login details)

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