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    September 5, 2011

    DStv Drifta now compatible with Android

    We have already said in the past that the DStv Drifta is one great little device to have around, and we have actually named the iPhone app one of our favourite apps in SA right now. So just before the Rugby World Cup 2011, Multichoice has now made the app available to the Android folks as well.

    Right now the device support is pretty limited – only the Galaxy S, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab. It also checks whether the device is rooted – so you hacking users might have some trouble. You also need to get the little Drifta device, and the relevant DStv contract in place. Premium subscribers get Drifta access for free, while the lesser contracts need to pay R40 for it per month.

    Good on Multichoice for releasing this right before the Rugby World Cup

    Get it here.

    Update: Our sources inside DStv say support for the Desire, Desire HD and Wildfire S handsets coming tomorrow (9 Sept 2011).

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    • Renier Kriel

      now we just need coverage in Stellenbosch!

      • Craig

        Were sitting near Agrimark on Adam Tas road and we have good reception, coverage map still needs to be updated.

      • Wolhol

        Skimma hoe lyk dinge?

    • Faeez

      Where do we download the app?

    • Speedy Zn

      u gotta by the device for R599 by the looks of it

    • ya and coverage in kathu too!!!!!

    • Jenge

      they mustn’t get funny, some people don’t root their Android for just any reason. We have developers in SA too and programming and testing just goes easier on a rooted fone…

    • Clydebv

      Why discriminate against other Android devices. I have an
      Asus Transformer (Tablet) and would like to know, from DSTV, when the software
      will be available for this device.

    • Saag66

      I guess they don’t want people with root access to do stuff like record or share the signal or whatever but it still sucks. I’m not going to unroot my phone just to get the drifta to work on it. I’d rather go without then.

    • Ak1 Amod

      WHY cant the drifta work on the Galaxy note???

    • Ak1 Amod

      how do i get the drifta to work on the samsung note???someone pllleeeez help!!!!

    • Jay

      Hi guys please can someone kindly tell me if you can have the DSTV on your Samsung S4 ( MINI) Android?? and if so what must I do ? I have the premium package also !!! Thank you for your quick response, we have a problem because also my mother bought a DRIFTA for a I-PAD and has never even used it because she actualy got it for my cellphone the s4 mini and has never used it on the I–PAD because she thought it was for the Samsung s4 mini but its actually only for a I-PAD, and I was out the country at the time and now im stuck with it but want one for a Samsung s4 MINI !! any one got any suggestions please thanks

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        I’ve used DStv mobile on the Galaxy S3 and S4. In fact, I’ve tested it on many smartphones and tablet running Android 4.0 or above and it worked every time. If your Drifta is linked to your main account it should work without problems.

        • Jay

          Thanks for your reply message. But I will need a different drifta won’t I ?? As there’s no where to plug it into my phone, so please tell me how I do that? Also I have a Acer Iconia W511 how would I get dstv to work on that also ? As the Drifta I have is for a I pad, also how does it all work in the UK, as different than dstv !! Please reply ASAP thanks for your help Jason

          • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

            If you have a Drifta for iPad, it will only work on iPad. None of the services will work in the UK, either.

    • Jay

      please can someone tell me if I can have DSTV on my ACER W511 ICONIA yes I do have the premium package also !!! and can I have the satellite TV on the same device in the UK ,please please reply thank you kindly

    • flip

      Hi pieter hope u can help i have a s3 mini will a drifta work on my phne and is it beter as than the walker then i’ll rather buy the walker. Thnx nd enjoy your day

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        It should work if it has Android 4.0 or above. The Walka screen is bit bigger than the phone’s, obviously, but a bit more expensive than a Drifta.