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 www.dstv.com If, however, you are a DStv Premium, DStv Extra or Compact, 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 from here. Once you have installed the DStv Desktop Player and logged in, you will need to browse and search for movies via the BoxOffice website. Simply select your movie, click Rent for “Download”, select your payment method and your movie will begin downloading to your DStv Desktop Player. You can view your download progress in the DStv Desktop Player, once it has finished downloading, your movie will be available to watch on your DStv Desktop Player.

*Note – you will require a connection to the Internet to download your movie from the BoxOffice website. Once the movie download has successfully completed, you can disconnect from the Internet and your movie will be available for you to watch on the DStv Desktop Player on your computer. Please ensure that you are logged in to the DStv Desktop Player that you wish to view the movie on and are logged out of any other DStv Desktop Players, before you begin to rent a movie in order to ensure the download is sent to the correct player.
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 from the BoxOffice website to your 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 and Compact 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.
If you have chosen to “Watch Online”, 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 period. Your 48-hour rental period starts from the moment you successfully rent to “Watch Online”. If you have chosen to “Download”, once you have successfully paid for a rental, the movie will be downloaded to the DStv Desktop Player and be available to you for 30 days. Your 48-hour rental period starts from the moment you press the “Watch Now” button in the DStv Desktop Player. We suggest waiting until the movie has fully downloaded before pressing “Watch Now” to avoid buffering or any other interruptions.