Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

BoxOffice Online is South Africa's first online movie rental service. You’ll have access to some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters directly from your PC or MAC. Movie are available for streaming or to download.
BoxOffice’s online service is available to anyone in South Africa. Registration is required but you do not need to be a DStv subscriber. Once registered, your online profile will give you access to all the services linked to ww.dstv.com. If, however, you are a DStv Premium or DStv Extra subscriber, you will benefit by paying less to rent a New Release movie online with BoxOffice. Click here for more details.
Currently BoxOffice Online is only available in South Africa.
You have two options to rent and watch movies on BoxOffice: Stream: You can rent movies and stream them directly from the BoxOffice website. To do this, access the BoxOffice website from your Internet browser by entering www.dstv.com/boxoffice into your address bar. Simply browse or search for the movie you would like to rent, click the “Rent” button, select your payment method and your movie will begin downloading immediately in your browser window. Once you click the play button, you will begin watching the movie, which can be enlarged to fit the screen if you desire. Download: If you would prefer to download the movie and watch it later, you will need to make use of the DStv Desktop Player, which you can download form here . Once you have installed the DStv Desktop Player, you will be able to browse and search for movies in the BoxOffice catalogue. Simply select your movie, click “Rent”, select your payment method and your movie will begin downloading to your computer. Once it has finished downloading, your movie will be available to watch on your computer in the DStv Desktop Player. * Note – you will require a connection to the Internet to download your movie. Once the movie download has successfully completed, you can disconnect form the Internet and your movie will be available for you to watch.
You will not be able to access the BoxOffice website from outside of South Africa. However, if you are travelling or you would like to take a few movies with you overseas, you can download movies using the DStv Desktop Player before you leave. *Note: You MUST download your movies while you are in South Africa. You will not be permitted to download movies once you access the Internet from outside of South Africa.
BoxOffice Online is an online movie rental service that is available to anyone in SA. You must have a DStv Connect ID and a BoxOffice Account, which you can get by signing up on the BoxOffice Online website or on www.dstv.com/boxoffice. All BoxOffice Online subscribers have access to a larger catalogue of movies that include from New Releases and Classics. BoxOffice on the PVR is available only to DStv Premium & DStv Extra PVR subscribers residing in South Africa or Lesotho. A catalogue of up to 15 New Release Blockbuster movies is available with some of the movies made available the same day as DVD. Movies are available in Standard Definition and High Definition on the respective PVRs. The movies are pre-loaded into your PVR and are available for you to rent and watch instantly.
Once you have successfully paid for a rental, the movie will be available to you for 48 hours. You are able to watch the movie as many times as you like within the 48-hour rental period. Your 48-hour rental period starts from the moment that you press the"“Watch Now" button. This applies to movies that are downloaded as well. We suggest waiting until the movie has fully downloaded before pressing “Watch Now” to avoid buffering or any other interuptions