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DStv Mobile has announced that its Drifta DStv Mobile decoder is set to make its debut on the Android OS, but only on certain devices. According to the company an application is available to download, working only on the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000), the Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000) and the Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100).
 
DStv Mobile plans to make the Drifta application compatible with as many Android devices as possible and further testing will continue with other Android devices.
 
Compatible Android devices can access DStv Mobile by downloading the free DStv Mobile decoder application from the Android market. Once downloaded the Android viewing device needs be paired to the Drifta and then mobile TV viewing can begin instantly. The application will also be available from the Samsung apps store soon.
 
Since DStv Mobile launched the Drifta in November 2010, the device has been compatible with iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), PCs and notebooks.
 
DStv Premium subscribers do not have to pay subscription costs to access DStv Mobile. All other users will pay a nominal subscription fee of R36 per month. Coverage is available in the nine major cities of South Africa, visit www.dstvmobile.com for detailed coverage information.
 
For those with these Samsung devices this comes just in time for the Rugby World Cup to be played in New Zealand kicking off this Friday. With most games to be played during South African working hours, the Drifta should come to the rescue to many rugby fans, since DStv Mobile will be broadcasting ALL games live to DStv Mobile compatible devices.
 
In related news, DStv Mobile has introduced the new Drifta USB, which, like the original Drifta, functions as a portable decoder. This portable device is easy to install, as it connects directly to a PC via the USB port and doesn’t need to be paired with a device via Wi-Fi.

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