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DStv Launches Streaming Service – No dish, no decoder

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November last year 2019, we published an article that DStv was planning to launch a standalone dishless streaming service, now, the Pay tv provider has launched its dishless service.

DStv has launched a standalone streaming service where customers can subscribe and watch all channels via the DStv app, without a decoder or satellite connection.



All old and new subscribers can access the DStv streaming content on their preferred devices which includes smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles or smart televisions.

The device should be linked to a consistent, high-speed internet connection for an optimum viewing experience, DStv said.

This simply means that the era where customers can only subscribe to DStv through a satellite connection is gradually facing out. Right now, without dish or decoder, you can subscribe to your DStv packages and stream them via your smart devices connected to the internet.

DStv streaming allows customers to choose any one of its residential packages. The current packages available for streaming are:

  • DStv Premium;
  • DStv Compact Plus;
  • DStv Compact;
  • DStv Family;
  • DStv Acces;
  • DStv EasyView.

Streaming customers can also watch shows on Catch Up on four devices, with a maximum of two concurrent streams.

According to multichoice,

“We are led by our customers’ evolving viewing habits and how and when they choose to access our content.

“The option to use the internet to consume content speaks to how DStv continues to diversify its offerings with a clear intention to drive value and convenience for our customers,”

Current DStv customers on select packages retain the access to DStv’s streaming service they have long enjoyed as a value-added service.

The truth still remains, Africans are yet to embrace most streaming services because of the cost of data. To get an unlimited internet in some parts of Africa is expensive. Like in Nigeria, Unlimited internet ranges between N10,000 – N20,000 ($27 – $53) which is termed expensive for some individuals.

How many Africans are ready to go completely dishless – No dish, no decoder knowing fully well that their internet data connection will bear the burden?


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