Watching a DStv programme on your phone is not just with any kind of mobile phone; there are DStv Mobile Compatible Phones which are supported by the recent mobile broadcast technologies, that allows for the live transmission of television channels to your phone. Unless you have a phone that has such supported service, you cannot watch any DStv channel or any other television transmission on your phone.
The device responsible for this is called DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) DVB-H has a greater technological feature that makes it unique and is only made available as at the time of this post in few countries of which Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana and Kenya are the few African countries enjoying the service.
In Nigeria, MTN Nigeria and Globacom Nigeria offers the DSTVMobile service, to find out more about the service visit any MTN connect centre and Glo Store for further enquires.
So far the following Phones and Devices are Compatible for DStv Mobile Services
The Drifta is a mobile TV decoder that receives DVB-H signal and converts it into a Wi-Fi signal for Wi-Fi enabled viewing devices: laptops, PCs, table etc.
« Nokia X6
A powerful phone packed with entertainment and social networking features – one touch access to your closest friends and networks and much more.
« Nokia 6220
Introducing the Nokia 6220 classic, a state-of-the-art mobile device that features a 5-megapixel camera with Xenon flash.
« Nokia N97
Watch high-quality video on the large 3.5 inch 16:9 widescreen. Play videos, music and pictures on TV using the TV-out function.
« Nokia 5800
One touch to music, video and more. The dedicated Media Bar means mobile entertainment is always at hand with a high-resolution.
« Nokia 5230
The eye-catching Nokia 5230 puts innovative design, cutting edge-edge technology, and a world of entertainment at your fingertip...
« Nokia N77
Watch live TV based on DVB-H on-the-go with dedicated TV keys and internal antenna. With Mobile TV interactive services.
« Nokia N79
GPS and sensor based sports activity monitor and tracking application. Monitors and stores information automatically.
« Nokia 6710
Use the comfortably curved Nokia 6710 Navigator to find your way. It has preloaded Maps, A-GPS, a built-in compass, a zoom area for easy map viewing.
« Nokia C6
Friends and family always come first – Nokia C6 brings everyone together with fast, easy access to your email, contacts and favourite services.
« Nokia C7
Bringing together polished stainless steel and glass in a slim touch-screen smartphone.
« Nokia N78
A sleek multimedia computer packed with capabilities that help you find your location, listen to hours of superb quality audio.
« Nokia N8
The Nokia N8 combines fully integrated social networking, a 12 MP camera with HD video, WebTV, Ovi Maps, and a whole host of personalisation options.
« Nokia 6760
The Nokia 6760 slide has a full keyboard for mobile email and easy instant messaging. With A-GPS, Maps and a fast mobile internet connection.
« Nokia 6210 Navigator
The sleek and user-friendly Nokia 6210 Navigator comes with integrated A-GPS navigation, a large 2.4” display, and supports high-speed HSDPA.
« Nokia 5250
Fast access to music, games, apps and social networks on this sleek touch-screen phone.
« Nokia 5730
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic has everything you need for music, sharing and messaging on the go. It offers excellent sound quality, long play time.
« Nokia 5530
Tap your way to your favourite sounds with the full touch Nokia 5530 XpressMusic phone.
(External Dongle required for the Mobile TV service)
« Nokia N86
Capture high quality pictures and videos with the wideangle, 8 MP Carl Zeiss Tessar optics. Excellent pictures in challenging.
« Nokia 5228
The eye-catching Nokia 5228 puts innovation design cutting edge technology, and a world of entertainment at your finger tips.
« Nokia N85
Enjoy your media in the palm of your hand with the sleek design, bright OLED display and mobile computing power of the Nokia N85.
« Nokia N73
3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and slide cover, print quality photos, 2.4" screen, intuitive photo gallery for organizing and sharing.
« Nokia E7
A beautiful, innovative design with everything you need to stay in sync. The tilting full-touch display sits at a natural angle for optimal viewing.
« Nokia 5330
Slide and tap your finger on the smooth, bright screen for intuitive full touch control. Flip through your music, contacts, photos and high-quality Mobile TV.
« Nokia N96
The Nokia N96 advanced multimedia computer smartphone is optimised for watching video and live TV.
« ZTE F912
ZTE F912 is a special cellphone that can receive Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) signals. DVB-H is a digital broadcasting device.
« ZTE F900
The ZTE F900 has a slick size of 109mm × 48.4mm × 14.2mm and weighs in at 110g. Included is a media player function.
To learn more about the above phones and devices visit DStv Mobile Nigeria Official Website