Are you're thinking about or wishing to replacing your expensive DSTV subscription with a streaming service such as Netflix, Showmax, DSTV Now or Disney+?
Let us help you to find out if it can work for you.
A reasonably good, reliable Internet connection, with an average effective download speed of a least 4MB/s; Note that mobile data is usually the most expensive connection by far;
A Smart/Android TV, smartphone, computer, mobile phone or dedicated Android TV Box to present the streaming video; Note that Full HD resolution in an Internet browser is currently only available with Microsoft Edge. If you have a Smart TV or an Android TV, you can skip this requirement!
A screen for watching streaming channel(s) if you’re not using an enabled TV above;
One or more free trail subscriptions for you to use to evaluate the services you're interested in.
We first tried out Netflix using a dedicated computer in the lounge, connected via our Hifi to the TV using MDMI cables and with Internet over WiFi:
Once you are satisfied that permanently replacing your expensive satellite TV subscription is what you want to do, you can work towards a more permanent configuration, ideally consisting of:
A good quality WiFi or Ethernet Internet connection for your lounge or entire home;
If you don't have an enabled TV, then a dedicated computer or TV Box (we highly recommend the Ematic). Note that only Google and Netflix-certified TV boxes are able to screen channels like Netflix in Full HD or 4K;
A Full HD or 4K resolution TV;
A HiFi connection for high quality audio;