Would the clear cach option in this add-on then resolve the caching issues?It may be a caching issues. Your old API calls were likely cached either on your device or ISP. Switching to the new API will cause the requests to be retrieved from the server directly and then cached.
The code is there for all to see, nothing was added that would slow anything down. If anything, the new API calls were quicker for me (although that could also be a caching thing).
You are welcome to use any version you like of course, but fair warning, DSTV will eventually discontinue the V2 API's and your version will stop working at some point.
Also tested the new version on my raspberry pi B. @COMPUTEK the initial start was slow but once caching is done it works like previous versions. @BrettRussellZA thanks for the update.Well I for one am using your new version on my Amlogic s912 with coreelec 9.3 and performance is on par with the last release.
Everything including the new categories is working fine and I appreciate your work very much thank you.
I installed Kodi 18.3 and had the same problem... don't want to install. I downloaded Dstv Now using SSH and wget.I have 18.1 Leia.
I'm happy you got it sorted. What do you think of new content? It's awesome. Thanks @BrettRussellZAI installed Kodi 18.3 and had the same problem... don't want to install. I downloaded Dstv Now using SSH and wget.
Then I downloaded to my tablet and used Solid Explorer and samba to copy it over. Success!
At least now I have a freshly installed Kodi with all the latest updates.
do i still need to do this for it to work?0.9.5 just uploaded
New add-on setting for setting the Inputstream quality.
Find it under Addon Settings > Playback > Set Inputstream Quality.
Sort by Episode when listing seasons.
This makes Kodi show the episode number and puts in correct ordering.
The big feature is support for Matts IPTV Merge plugin.
This allows very easy EPG support via Kodi's TV menu.
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All you have to do is install his IPTV Merge plugin:
1) Go into IPTV Merge add-on settings and click "Setup IPTV Simple Client".
2) Go to Playlist > Add Playlist > Addon > DStv Now
3) Go to EPG > Add EPG > Addon > DStv Now
3) Press "Merge Now"
4) Wait 30 seconds
You will now have full epg & kodi tv support via Kodi "Tv" menu (see images below)
DStv epg does not return EPG for the current day for some reason.
https://www.dstv.co.za/guide/ (won't show anything for today)
So, the EPG will start working from the day after you run it.
IPTV Merge will automatically grab new epg data every 24 hours.
Once again, huge props to Matt Huisman for his work.
IPTV Merge add-on makes it so easy to add EPG support to a plugin.
If you like his work, you can shout him a coffee via the Paypal link at the bottom of his post below:
For any questions / help regarding IPTV Merge, visit his IPTV Merge blog post above and click the reddit icon.
You can download this new version from my post below: