DSTV Mobile with the Drifta & iPhone
Today sees the launch of the DSTV Mobile platform to the public. The platform allows you to watch DSTV while on the go, by either using a DVB-H enabled cellphone or a DSTV Drifta Device. Subscription is R39 a month, but is free until the end of March 2011. They currently offer 9 channels including:
- Africa Magic
- Channel O
- Trace TV
- The eNews Channel
- SuperSport Blitz
- SuperSport 1
- SuperSport 2
- SuperSport 3
- Cartoon Network
DSTV Mobile have launched the product by supporting the Nokia 5330, ZTE F900 & the Nokia N96. By using the Drifta device you can also watch selected DSTV channels on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch by downloading the DSTV Decoder app (iTunes Link) or your Windows computer. The Drifta device costs R599 and you can get it at your Mulitchoice office or buy online from Kalahari.net.
I popped past Multichoice during lunch today to pick up a Drifta and see how it works. The lady behind the counter had a quite giggle, cause I was the first person to ask about it. I got back to the office and tried it out. Much to my disappointment, it didn’t pick up any channels and gave me an “Orange Signal light” which means it can’t pick up any channels. I have also double checked the coverage map, and it says I definitely have coverage in the area that I am in.
I will give it another try later by going outdoors as well as trying at home a bit later. The lady at Multichoice also confirmed that they offer a 7 day money back guarantee.
I will do a another post soon about my “Drifta journey”, and hopefully get it up and running soon :)