Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

BoxOffice Online is South Africa’s first online movie rental service. Get access to some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, a fresh Bollywood catalogue and the latest local releases directly to your PC or Mac. Movies are available for streaming only.
BoxOffice’s online service is available to anyone in South Africa. Registration is required but you do not need to be a DStv customer. 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 can rent movies and stream them directly from the BoxOffice website at www.dstv.com/boxoffice. Browse or search the catalogue for the movie you’d like to rent. Click the “Rent” button and select the payment method that suits you. Once your payment has been confirmed, the movie will begin streaming via your browser window.
Unfortunately you will not be able to access the BoxOffice movie catalogue from outside 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 customers 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 customers 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 immediately, for 48-hours. You can watch the movie as many times as you like within the 48-hour period.
As technology evolves, the most prominent web browsers made the decision to stop supporting Flash video plugins. In line with this global trend, we’ve made some changes to our BoxOffice online service. Our DStv desktop player is a flash-based service, it will be discontinued from 17 October and the download option will no longer be available online.
No. You can continue to enjoy BoxOffice movie rentals by streaming them online, or watch on your DStv Explora or PVR from the comfort of your couch.
If you rent a movie online, you will only be able to stream it online.