The Drifta is a mobile TV decoder that recieves DVB-H signal and converts it into a Wi-Fi signal for Wi-Fi enabled viewing devices: laptops, PCs, tablets and smartphones.
For the product to work it must be within DVB-H coverage.
Currently, the device is compatible with the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and PCs including notebooks. Other devices will be avaiable soon. DStv Mobile is currently available in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Namibia.
- Broadcast Mobile TV on your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Windows PC
- Connects to your device via Wi-Fi or USB
- Access the Mobile TV guide
- Small lightweight and ultra portable
- Rechargeable with up to three hours of viewing
Installation and Usage
CONNECTING TO A PC
DStv Mobile can be accessed using the Drifta mobile decoder that is compatible with PCs. The Drifta receives DVB-H mobile broadcast signal and transmits it to your PC via a Wi-Fi network.
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: 32 Bit or 64 Bit
Minimum Memory: 512MB
Minimum Disk Space: 100 MB
Installing the Application
1. Insert the Drifta Application CD and run the Windows setup application. Complete the installation
2. Press the power button on the Drifta. Wait for the DVB-H light to go steady green. (This may take up to 3 minutes when starting the Drifta for the first time).
3. Extend and position the antenna vertically.
4. Connect the Drifta to the PC with a USB Cable.
Launch the Drifta client application on your PC. The application will perform a channel scan and start playing Mobile TV.
Clicking the schedule icon will display all available channels and their schedules. Clicking a channel in the schedule will display the channels schedule. Double clicking a channel will start broadcasting the channel. You can also change channels by using the left and right buttons on the player screen.
CONNECTING TO IOS (IPHONE, IPOD TOUCH AND IPAD)
The Drifta also allows you to watch Mobile TV on your iPhone, iPod or iPad touch. The Drifta receives DVB-H mobile broadcast signal and transmits it to your iPhone, iPod or iPad touch via a Wi-Fi network.
iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS version 4 or higher.
Installing the Application
In the App Store, on your iOS device or through iTunes on your computer, search for “DStv Mobile Decoder”. An application from MultiChoice will appear in your search results.Install this application, either directly on your device, or by downloading it to iTunes on your computer then syncing your iOS device.
Connecting the Drifta DStv Mobile Decoder
Ensure that Wi-Fi is enabled on your iOS device. Press the power button on the Drifta. Wait for the DVB-H light to go steady green. (This may take up to 3 minutes when starting the decoder for the first time). Extend and position the antenna vertically.
Launch the Drifta application on your iOS device.
When connecting a decoder for the first time, a list of Wi-Fi devices IDs is displayed. Select the device ID that corresponds to your Drifta. The devices will then pair.
A list of channels will then be displayed. To start watching, simply select your channel of choice. Selecting the ‘more’ button corresponding to a channel will display the channels schedule for the next 24 hours.
FEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: How much does the Drifta 1 cost in Nigeria?
A: Cost Incl VAT: NGN 14, 700 – Cost Excl VAT: NGN 14, 000
Q: How much is the Drifta subscription going to cost (Nigeria) ?
A: Free Bouquet: Free, Mini: NGN 680, Maxi: NGN 600, Maxi +: At no extra cost for DStv Premium Subscribers
Q: Can I still use my Drifta anywhere else?
A: You are able to use it anywhere else provided that you are within the coverage area and your viewing device meets the minimum system requirements.
Q: My PC at work meets all the system requirements but I’m still unable to access the service.
A: Certain corporate IT departments may prevent you from accessing certain services due to the anti-virus software and firewalls that they have in place. Please check with your IT department to see if you are allowed to access and view our service.
Thank u for the provision of this drifta. but can you bring the price lower and make it avialable for other phones
Thanks for your response. However, at the moment, the Drifta is only applicable to the devices listed. As regards the price, I believe its reduction would be determined by market indicators.
Thanks a lot for the post, I also found mobile dstv software for symbian phones
Can d dstv mobile work on blackberry curve
Thanks for your comment Mr. Ebi. No it cannot work on blackberry Curve or any kind of blackberry at the moment.
Hi, I just received my new Drifta USB, but low and behold there is no signal in this area. I’m currently in Steelpoort, when will there be signal? And is there anyway I can connect the drifter to our network, so it can connect via the internet like that? We are able to stream the radio stations…….
Thanks for your question Cheryl. It is currently not possible to get the Drifta to work via the internet just as your normal DSTV cannot stream via the internet. However, the Drifta is still a worthy tool to have as you can use it when you travel to areas with Drifta network coverage.
Hopefully, Drifta network signals would be coming to your neighborhood soon.
Feel free to keep in touch on any issues or testimonials.
Can I get disney channel n discovering channel national geo
In the drifta device
Its available depending on the package you subscribe to.
Can the Drifta work on iphone
Sure it does. As well as your iPad and iPod Touch
hi,i would lyk to know if these any SABC channels of the drift?
If you have SABC on your bouquet on your DSTV then you would also have SABC on your Drift as far as you subscribe to the right bouquet on your DRIFT
can drifta work on ideos
Thanks for your comment Mr. DNB. Sorry, it does not work on the Ideos.
WHICH AREAS IN KENYA DO DRIFTA CAN BE USE THAT WHERE THERE IS SIGNAL
We are in need of dstvmobile in Okeho of Oyostate very urgently.p/s do this in hurry!
I believe the Management of DSTV would get to see this and would attend to your query. Thanks.
Thanks so much for providing full info on this dstv drifta stuff. But my question is does it work well on edge or 3g network?
Thanks for your message Cyracks.
Drifta works on DVB-H *(Digital Video Broadcasting) signals not EDGE or 3G
Can my dstv drifter works with my tv card?
Nope. Only works with the gadgets currently listed.
Does dstv mobile works ipod touch. If yes i will try as much as possible to get my now.Emma from Ghana thanksssssssss
Does dstv mobile works on ipod touch. If yes i will try as much as possible to get my now. Emma from Ghana thankss
Yes the Drifta works perfectly well with the iPod Touch.
Please is there anyway i can connect my Nokia 5330 DSTV Mobil to my Laptop? if yes…how do i go about it.
WHICH AREAS IN KENYA DO DRIFTA CAN WORK THAT WHERE THERE IS SIGNAL
Am very sure that you won’t have problem with signal in the big cities
dstv has been succesful.congrats!
Here in zambia. Do you sell the drifter-cephas in lusaka
Please contact your nearest DSTV office to assist in your inquiry.
Jajajaja que iennguo eres. Mariano va a arreglar lo que o te cuente…
Please kindly post me the link where I can download the DStv mobile decoder application for Windows 7.
I have the Usb drifta device but I can’t use it without the application.
Please kindly visit your nearest DSTV office.
is it possible for more than one device to connect with drifta at d same time?
Officially, its not yet technically possible.
talking about the DVB-H signal coverage areas, i think dstv should focus more on major campuses in nigeria because stuffs like this are more marketable in student communities. Thank you.
Thanks for your advice. It is a wonderful idea I must say. Hopefully, DSTV would get to consider this.
can a drifter work with a t.v?
No it can’t.
Can the drifta work on nokia n97 mini
No Paul, it won’t.
Where are the major cities or areas that dstv drifta can work in Lagos.
Can it work around LASU at iyana oba.
Currently, the coverage is very wide spread across the nation. To be certain, please contact your nearest DSTV Multichoice Agent
does the drifta work on galaxy slll
No it doesn’t.
The drifta is too cost where can i get it cheaper @least naira4000
Does dstv ‘ve any package for blackberry users?
Not at the moment.
How do i use a friends subscribtion on my mobile drifta
Your friend would have to give you the permission then you’d visit the DSTV office nearest to you for the linking.
can I see the drifta usb mobile dstv software
Yes. Visit the nearest Dstv software in your area and get the Drifta but I not think anyone would just show you the software on its own. Get the Drifta!
Am using BlackBerry tablet,I want to know may be i can use drifta.If yes how many channel can I watch
No you can’t use a drifta on the Blackberry Tablet at the moment.
Why does my drifta network keep breaking? It’s annoying and sometimes it just fails to work on my ipad 3. But if I connect with my laptop it works well. Please assist
I think it might have to do with compatibility issues with the iPad3
How do I resolve it then becAusE its frustRating
Kindly visit your nearest Dstv/Multichoice outlet
Pls i need dstv software for nokia java phone.jar especially for x2
Dstv mobile would not work on your phone currently.
Pls can the drifta work on Samsung galaxy note 2
Not at the moment
can the DSTV drifta work on my samsung S3?? … I REALLY NEED THIS…
Not at the moment
Does dstv drifts use data plan
Where α̲̅я̲̅ε̲̣̣̣̥ the places i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ nigeria where drifta can work
Pls I’ve an ipod touch version 2.2.1(5H11a) can the drifta work on it? and how much is d current price? Thank u.
why is drifta not working in my phone tecno Q1
when i connet it always say try agin. ta times it say wi-fi problem.
Where can I get the drifts for my iPad air2 in Ghana? How much does it cost?
Is it available now?