Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

DStv Launches An App That Helps You To Manage Your Account On-the-go

DStv has launched MyDStv, its app that will help you to manage your account wherever you are on your handheld device. MyDStv app is both available for Android and iOS users on their respective stores. The app has a very sleek interface that’s quite appealing. For those who value aesthetics of apps, MyDStv app will […]

Here’s Where To Watch Game Of Thrones Season Finale

It may be a bit too late to let you know where you can watch Game of Thrones season finale considering that the premiere episode already aired last week. But lately, I have encountered and also heard some people asking where can they watch this long-awaited season 8. I even heard some folks asking whether […]

6 Websites To Watch And Download Movies Legally

Illegally downloading movies isn’t an option if you’re looking to support the actors and actresses who give you a reason to chill on your couch for 2 hours whilst glued to the screen. If you don’t want to (financially) prejudice them but incidentally you don’t have money to subscribe to DStv, Netflix and other streaming […]

Pay Your DStv Subscription In RTGS Dollars

Having to go in the street or to bureau de changes and banks to buy US Dollars for paying your DStv subscription to Multichoice Zimbabwe can be somewhat a hassle for some folks. Good News! Techzim is here to spare you that hassle. You can now pay for your DSTV subscription in RTGS Dollars right […]

Thinking Of (illegally) Downloading Game Of Thrones? You Will Probably Regret it

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us, which means that winter is finally coming. That also means an invasion of malware. As people, who don’t have access to HBO (those who live outside the US) or don’t have money to subscribe DStv, turn to illegally download Game of Thrones, […]

Avengers Endgame Tickets Sold Out At SK Sam Levy!

Avengers Endgame is the most anticipated movie of 2019 picking up from the brilliant cliffhanger left in Avengers Infinity War. Our very own Sterkinekor announced availability of tickets today. As of the time of writing Sterkinekor Sam Levy is fresh out of tickets to the heavily anticipated movie. SK105 is 45% sold and SK Bulawayo […]

Video: Watch Second Teaser Of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

This April, series’ lovers are being treated to 6 episodes of Game of Thrones and moviegoers have Avengers: Endgame to flaunt with. The third instalment of the Avengers movie franchise will be screened on the 26th of April. To make us impatient for the premiere of the movie, Marvel Studios has given us another teaser. […]

Kwese Goes Local With Wedding Diaries

Today Econet subscribers received a message telling them to buy iFlix bundles so they can watch a show called Wedding Diaries. This appears to be a new local show sponsored by Kwese which is available on their streaming platform: iFlix. Local is lekker! Catch the Zim show, Wedding Diaries on Kwese iflix where couples share […]

It’s Not Just ZBC, SABC Is Also Struggling To Pay Musicians

Many artists, I mean musical artists here, relied on radio and TV in addition to cassette sales back in the day. In case you were wondering, a casette was like this giant thing, the size of a laptop hard rive, that you had to stick in your radio in order for it to play music. […]

Delhi Crime Is A Rivetting And Heart Breaking Story

Apple’s Apple TV+ are the new upstart crows in the game and Disney+ is expected to arrive this year. They are shiny new and exciting but I have to say Netflix is the deserved champion of the streaming wars. One of their latest originals Delhi Crime is just even more proof of this.   The […]

Tired of Chatting On Facebook Messenger? Start To Play These Addictive Games With Your Facebook Friends

Facebook is the number one social networking site where you can get connected with family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. On the platform, you can share your favorite pictures and videos, make text chats and videos calls and more. Apart from this, Facebook is becoming one of the best places to play games online through its […]

One of Zim’s Biggest YouTube Channels Shut Down Over A Copyright Wrangle, Over 1000 Content Pieces No Longer Accessible

Two days ago I wrote an article in the Newsday focusing on how Youtube is changing and shaping showbiz and entertainment in Zimbabwe. The riveting yet revealing piece touched on the silent but raging storm and battles amongst artists, managers, content creators, and Youtube bloggers. I made reference to an ensuing tiff between a leading […]

How YouTube Now Shapes Zimbabwe’s Musical Landscape

A decade ago radio and television were the main platforms pushing music and artists to stardom, but it is no longer the case as we witnessed a bloodless musical coup with the emergence of the internet that now owns and controls the power matrix in Zimbabwe and the world over. The Google-owned American video-sharing website […]

Danai Gurira’s Name Was Left Out Of Avengers’ Endgame Poster And People Were Angry

The internet went berserk (in a good way) last week when the trailer ofAvengers: Endgame got out. However, some were disappointed by the exclusion of our beloved Danai Gurira’s name on the official poster of the blockbuster. Look at the cast on the official poster And see all their names were written but not Danai’s name […]

The Widow Is Another Barely Watchable Insult To Africa

I have to be honest when Amazon gets it right they do it right. Case in point their take on Tom Clancy’s character Jack Ryan. It is a riveting tale of deceit, murder and terrorism. Usually nowadays when T.V shows dish out episodes on the subject of terrorism it usually involves handsome, fearless macho American operatives […]

Here’s Whats REALLY Happening With South African DStv Accounts In Zimbabwe

First of all, we would like to APOLOGIZE for publishing an article earlier on which said that DStv was banning South African-registered Accounts (SRA) of customers who are in Zimbabwe. DSTV never said what was written in that document. In fact, DSTV (be it Multichoice or DSTV South Africa) hasn’t said anything at all of that […]

Watch: Trailer Of Zimbabwe’s Latest Movie, The Letter

In January we wrote about a local movie, The Letter, that made the giant and unprecedented step of being exclusively distributed online. Well, I’m sure you would want to pay to watch it if you are somewhat certain if it’s worth your hard-earned money. So that’s why you should check out its trailer. The Letter […]

Winky D Is Winning The Second Unofficial Race Against Jah Prayzah As MuGarden Goes Viral On YouTube

In case you missed it there is, perhaps, an unintended YouTube video war between Winky D and Jah Prayzah. On Monday 11 February Jah Prayzah uploaded his Kunerima video after realising a teaser image of him and Misred embracing. A picture that set tongues wagging before people could put it in context. Thanks to this […]

Watch: Spend The Weekend Watching Polar, Netflix’s “John Wick”

It’s pretty easy to get lost in the jungles of Netflix’s vast movie library. Sometimes if you share a profile, my family does that, you will be inundated by recommendations that are way off the mark when it comes to your taste. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing to watch even if you cannot […]

YouTube Piracy Is Rife In Zimbabwe, Here Is What Musicians Can Do About It

Half of my childhood was set in the late 1990s ,years which, most people agree, were some of Zimbabwe’s best years. Like me, a lot of people like to listen to Ezomgido tracks from the good old days when we had our own reputable currency and the entire region looked up to us when it […]

Multichoice Reassures Investors That DStv Is Still Far Ahead Of Netflix In Africa

Naspers decided that they will be listing Multichoice (parent company of DStv) separately on the JSE and that process is now underway. Multichoice has been showing potential investors what they bring to the table and one of those things is their subscriber numbers compared to Netflix. Multichoice compared its own subscriber numbers to that of […]

DSTV Quietly Released The Explora 3A

If like me you were under the impression that there are two versions of the Explora decoder, the original version and the pared down version 2, you would be sorely mistaken. It seems in November of 2018 DSTV quietly launched version 3 of the Explora dubbed Explora 3A. To be honest I can understand why […]

The Internet Pays Homage To Mutukudzi

Yesterday Zimbabwe lost its most celebrated music icon Oliver Mutukudzi. News of his passing has taken both the internet and in particular social media by storm. Virtually all my contacts who are on WhatsApp have some sort of tribute to the venerated musician on their status. Probably every Zimbabwean is talking about him on Facebook. […]

Kodi Is Perfectly Legal But …

If you own an Android TV Box then you have probably heard of Kodi. Just in case you haven’t, Kodi is an open source media player formerly known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). It is maintained and developed by the XBMC foundation. The player is primarily written in Python and C++ and it is pretty […]

Netflix Increased Subscription Fees For US Customers

So while we were busy with our offline and blocked lives after violent protests sparked by the fuel price hikes, Netflix US went and hiked its subscriptions too. The U.S, Netflix’s largest market by far, was already paying more than anyone else for the privilege of accessing what is essentially the streaming giant’s most interesting […]

Netflix’s “Lionheart” Is Not A Terrible Movie, It’s Just Not A Great Movie

What we have all been waiting for finally happened. Netflix finally released their first African Original movie in the form of Lionheart. The film is directed by and stars Genevieve Nnaji of Nollywood fame. I mean pick any five African movies and I can guarantee you will find Nnaji in at least one of them. […]

Multichoice Zimbabwe’s CEO Passes Away

According to Multichoice Zimbabwe their Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lovemore Mangwende, passed away on Sunday. According to sources, the late Mr Mangwende succumbed to heart failure although this has not been officially confirmed. In light of his passing away the company has released the following statement: It is with deep regret and great sadness that we […]

DSTV South Africa Versus Netflix: DSTV Adds More Users In 2018 Despite Netflix, That’s Probably Going To Change Though

So there is this myth that DSTV and Netflix are like Tom and Jerry. Always trying to do each other in with DSTV as the nimble and cunning Jerry using its willy guile in the form of exclusive deals such as their all important EPL deal to trip up anyone who may want to steal […]