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Comparing DStv Packages, Their Prices and Channels Bouquets

For good reasons, DStv has become synonymous with premium entertainment in South Africa and the company has not failed to deliver. The satellite service provider which began operations in SA in 1995, came with a handful of channels but has since grown to provide a wider range of options and other services for its customers to choose from. Among the many ways their services have improved besides the various DStv packages, the ones that stand out are the 2008 launch of the High Definition PVR decoder, its subsequent improvement that is the XtraView Decoder, and the addition of the M-NET HD channel.

Improvements over the years have seen DStv adjust its services in a way that has made them affordable to all and sundry. They did this with the introduction of different classes of bouquets at assorted prices. This way, whatever your entertainment need is, you will definitely find a suitable package among its pocket-friendly array of bouquets that will give you the best value for your money.

How Does The DStv Bouquet System Work?

In all, DStv has close to 200 channels available to its customers. But as earlier mentioned, they introduced the bouquet system to ensure affordability of service. By doing this, the over 200 channels were broken down and divided into a group of channels given different names for easy identification. These groups of channels were also given specific names according to the kind of target audience they were made for.

Each bouquet has a different number of channels starting from the least bouquet with 36 channels to the highest bouquet with close to 160 channels available to the user at every point in time. This means that each bouquet is tailored to a range of interests. For example, if the kind of entertainment you are looking for is sports, there is a bouquet that would best suit that interest without neglecting your other entertainment needs. These are the basic things to note about how the DStv bouquet system works:

  • Every bouquet has a specific name it is called
  • Each bouquet has its own number of channels
  • The prices of the bouquets differ
  • You cannot be subscribed to more than one bouquet
  • If you are subscribed to the premium bouquet, you get all of the other bouquets’ channels
  • Some bouquets have certain perks and benefits
  • Each bouquet has a specific audience it caters to
  • you can upgrade or downgrade the bouquet you are subscribed to
  • The bouquets differ, depending on the country you are streaming from

List Of DStv Packages, Channels, and Their Prices

DStv has six major packages customers can choose from for optimum entertainment, depending on the budget they are working with. In addition to those six, it has other add-ons and value-added services that one can spice the packages up with. Take a look at the major bouquets below.

Bouquet NameNumber of ChannelsPrice
DStv Premium158R829
DStv Compact Plus142R539
DStv Compact125R409
DStv Family91R295
DStv Access66R115
DStv Easyview36R29
DStv Indian25+ Add onR260

DStv Value Added Services

  • BoxOffice
  • Showmax
  • XtraView
  • DStv Now
  • DStv Catch Up
  • SuperSport

DStv Packages Compared

When it comes to choosing the DStv bouquet to subscribe to, people have been known to face some confusion trying to decide which package is best for them. To better make this decision, it is best to take a good look at all of the available channels on each of the DStv packages and compare the different prices. This will help you know which one best suits your needs at the time and which one is best suitable to the budget you are working with. Bear in mind, however, that the packages come with different perks which are subject to change at different times, depending on current promotions or other events. Take a look at the comparison between different bouquets below.

DStv Premium Vs DStv Compact Plus

DStv Premium is the highest package available on the DStv service and as such, it delivers a complete package for all kinds of entertainment, sports, news, lifestyle, and research needs. It offers an assortment of all the channels available on all other bouquets – both visual and audio. With DStv Premium, you will never miss a game as it has all the super sports channels. Also, you will be constantly up to date with local and international movie releases and get breaking news as they happen.

While Compact Plus comes close to what Premium offers, other benefits come with the bouquet beside the channels. Take a look at some of the major differences between the Premium and Compact plus DStv packages.

  • Premium goes for R829 while Compact Plus goes for R529, hence there is a price difference of R300 between the packages.
  • DStv Premium has 16 channels more than Compact plus. This means that Premium has 158 visual channels while compact Plus follows closely with 142 channels.
  • While DStv Premium boasts 16 sports channels, Compact Plus has only 14 of those.
  • When it comes to entertainment options, DStv Premium offers 60 channels while Compact Plus offers 45 channels.
  • If you love all of the perks of DStv Premium and subscribe to it, you get the extra benefit of watching Showmax at no extra cost. On Compact Plus, however, you will still pay a part of its actual cost to get Showmax.

Below are all the channels you will enjoy on DStv Premium but they are not available on DStv Compact Plus.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
M-Net101
M-Net Movies 1104
M-Net Movies 2106
M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly111
Discovery Channel121
FliekNet149
M-Net Plus 1901
Sports
SS GRANDSTAND201
SS RUGBY211
SS CRICKET212
SS GOLF213
SS TENNIS214
SS MOTORSPORT215
SS MAXIMO 1241
Lifestyle and Documentaries
BBC Earth184
News and Commerce
Bloomberg411

DStv Compact Plus Vs DStv Compact

DStv Compact Plus is the next most expensive bouquet right on the heels of DStv Premium, suffice to say if you are not financially capable of taking on Premium, Compact Plus is your next sure bet. This bouquet is suitable for active sports lovers and entertainment geeks, but can also serve just fine for the family especially since one can watch it on four other devices. This means that it services the entire family’s needs so no one has to be left out.

Although many confuse their names, DStv Compact Plus is very much different from the DStv Compact bouquet. Take a look at some of the major differences between the two packages:

  • Compact Plus goes for R529 while Compact goes for R409, hence there is a price difference of R120 between the packages.
  • DStv Compact Plus has 17 channels more than Compact. This means that Compact Plus has 142 visual channels while Compact follows closely with 125 channels.
  • While DStv Compact Plus boasts a total of 14 sports channels, Compact has only 10 of those.
  • DStv Compact Plus offers 45 entertainment channels while Compact offers 40.

It’s not all differences, however, when it Comes to Showmax, you get a 50 percent discount on both Compact and Compact Plus packages. This means that you will only pay R49 instead of the full R99.

The channels below can be found on DStv Compact Plus but not on the Compact bouquet.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
1Magic103
Comedy Central122
kykNET144
Africa Magic Urban153
Sports
SS Variety 1206
SS Variety 2207
SS Action210
ESPN 2219
Lifestyle and Documentaries
CBS Justice170
Curiosity Channel185
The History Channel186
Kiddies and Teens
Nickelodeon305
Cbeebies306
Nick Jr307
Music
MTV Music 24323
News and Commerce
Sky News402

DStv Compact Vs DStv Family

DStv Compact was created with local content in mind. The bouquet offers an assortment of local entertainment. It is not necessarily the best there is when it comes to sports but it equally offers a handful of channels that can cater to the needs of a sports enthusiast who is on a budget.

The Compact bouquet is a step ahead of DStv Family but the differences between the two are not so small. Take a look at some of them:

  • The Compact bouquet goes for R409 while the Family bouquet goes for R295, hence there is a huge price difference of R114 between the DStv packages.
  • DStv Compact has 34 channels more than DStv Family. This means that Compact has 125 visual channels while Family follows closely with 91 channels.
  • While DStv Compact boasts 10 sports channels, Family has only 3 of those.
  • DStv Compact offers 40 entertainment channels while DStv Family offers only 20.
  • DStv Compact’s final advantage over the Family bouquet is that it gets a 50 percent discount for Showmax whereas you would have to pay the full price to enjoy the service on DStv Family.

The channels below are the factors that distinguish DStv Compact from DStv Family.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
M-Net Movies 3107
Studio Universal112
ITH114
M-Net City115
BBC Brit120
E! Entertainment124
Fox125
Ginx eSports127
BET129
MTV130
Lifetime131
Mzansi Magic161
ROK168
Annual Nigerian Festivals198
Telemundo507
TV Record515
Lifestyle and Documentaries
Discovery ID171
Honey173
BBC Lifestyle174
Food Network175
HGTV177
Sports
SS PSL202
SS Premier League203
SS Variety 3208
ESPN218
WWE Channel236
Foreign/Special
RAI Italia430
Beste van Nederlands431
RTPi435
TV5 Monde Afrique437
Deutsche Welle446
Kiddies and Teens
Disney303
Free Channel
TV Mozambique Internacional701

DStv Family Vs DStv Access

DStv Family, just as the name implies, was specifically made to meet the typical entertainment needs of a family. It provides ample channels for adults with a good mix of teen and kiddies channels for balance.

While it is just a step below the Compact bouquet, it has some interesting features that set it well above the Access bouquet. Take a look at some of the differences between the two packages.

  • The Family bouquet goes for R295 while the Access bouquet goes for R115, hence there is a price difference of R180 between the packages.
  • DStv Family has 25 channels more than Access. This means that Family has 91 visual channels while Access follows closely with 66 channels.
  • While DStv Family boasts a total of 3 sports channels, Access has only 2 of those.
  • DStv Family offers 20 entertainment channels while DStv Access offers 10 only.

The Showmax discount does not apply to either of the packages, so if you subscribe to DStv Family or Access you will pay the full R99 for the add-on.

These are the channels you will find on DStv Family but not on Access.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
Vuzu116
Universal Channel117
TLNovelas133
Discovery Family136
kykNET & Kie145
Africa Magic Family154
Moja Love157
Novela Magic165
ZEE World166
Star Life167
Lifestyle and Documentaries
VIA147
Travel Channel179
National Geographic181
WildEarth183
Ignition TV189
Music
kykNet Nou146
Trace Urban325
Trace Africa326
Trace Gospel332
Kiddies and Teens
Boomerang302
NickTOONS308
ZooMoo314
Sports
SS LA LIGA204
SS FOOTBALL205
News and Commerce
eNews Channel Africa403
Euronews414

DStv Access Vs DStv EasyView

DStv Access is best described as affordable entertainment. It is a selection of local content with a handful of foreign channels thrown into the mix. Access is just a step above Easyview and as such, it has some advantages. Take a look at some of the distinguishing features that separate DStv Access from Easyview.

  • The Access bouquet goes for R115 while the EasyView bouquet goes for R29, hence there is a price difference of R86 between the packages.
  • DStv Access has 30 channels more than EasyView. This means that Access has 66 visual channels while EasyView follows closely with 36 channels.
  • While DStv Access boasts a total of 2 sports channels, EasyView has only 1.
  • DStv Access offers 10 entertainment channels while EasyView offers 4.

The Showmax discount does not apply to either of the packages, it still goes for R99 for both bouquets.

The channels below can be found on DStv Access but not on EasyView.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
DStv100
M-Net Movies 4108
Telemundo118
CBS Reality132
Discovery TLC Entertainment135
eMovies138
eMovies Extra140
kykNet Lekker148
Africa Magic Epic152
Mzansi Wethu163
Mzansi Bioskop164
News and Commerce
BBC World News400
Russia Today407
NDTV 24×7413
Africanews417
Music
Channel O320
MTV Base322
Sound City327
One Gospel331
Kiddies and Teens
Cartoon Network301
Disney Junior309
PBS Kids313
Da Vinci318
Lifestyle and Documentaries
The Home Channel176
Nat Geo Wild182
Spice TV190
Sports
SS VARIETY 4209
TellyTrack249
Religion
Dumisa340
Free Channel
NTA i299

DStv EasyView Vs DStv Indian

EasyView may be the most pocket-friendly bouquet one can subscribe to on DStv but it equally offers good value. As the entry package, it has been modified to provide relaxation from the hustling and bustling of everyday life.

At R29, EasyView was made to be affordable for all, irrespective of their class and earning power. Hence it differs in diverse ways from DStv Indian, starting from the fact that Indian is not a stand-alone package. Take a look at some of the other differences between them.

  • While EasyView has just 36 channels, Indian has much less at 25 channels only.
  • Their number of channels does not correspond with their prices because while EasyView costs R29, Indian costs so much more at R260.

Below is a list of the channels on DStv Easyview that are not available on DStv Indian.

Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
TNT Africa137
Real Time155
e.TV Extra195
Religion
FAITH341
DayStar342
TBN Africa343
Emmanuel TV390
News and Commerce
Parliamentary Service408
GGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
Kiddies
JimJam310
eToonz311
Music
Mzansi Music321
Foreign/Special
CCTV 4447

Everything To Know About The DStv Indian Add On

Dstv Indian is the latest addition to the list of available array of add-ons customers of DStv can choose from but it is certainly not the cheapest. The package offers a variety of channels that are suitable for anyone looking for Indian entertainment or just generally interested in learning about the Indian culture and way of life.

This package was first introduced alone until the 1st of April when it was made an add-on. This means that to enjoy DStv Indian, one needs to first be subscribed to one of the major bouquets being either Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access, or EasyView.

The adjustment also resulted in a price decrease for DStv Indian which will now go for R260 as opposed to the initial R395 it cost as a stand-alone package. The changes were also made to increase the value viewers receive for their money.

DStv Indian is South Africa’s only 24-hour Indian television entertainment package. Below is a list of the DStv Indian channels that will be added to your major bouquet if you choose to pay for the add-on.
Channel NameChannel Number
General Entertainment and Movies
The Home Channel176
People’s Weather180
Ignition Tv189
SET Asia450
B4U Movies451
ZeeTV452
Star Plus453
Sun Tv454
Star Vijay455
Colors456
SET Max457
News and Commerce
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
NDTV 24×7413
Sports
BLITZ200
Kiddies
Mindset319
Religion
iTV Networks347
Free Channels
SABC 1191
SABC 2192
SABC 3193
e.TV194
Soweto TV251
Bay TV260
1 KZN261
Tshwane TV262
Cape Town TV263
GauTV265
Lesotho TV292

EasyView Is The Cheapest Of The DStv Packages

Although it is not the bouquet with the least number of channels, EasyView is the cheapest available package on DStv. It was specifically designed to cater to low-income customers and people who are generally not interested in sports.

From the above, it is clear that whatever budget you are working with, a package would work perfectly for you. But that’s not all, DStv has provided other methods of discount to help you maximize your gain while getting the best value for the money you pay. One of such methods is the annual payment discount.

DStv 12th Month Discount

Payment for DStv packages is done monthly, which is the easiest way for viewers to meet up with payments without a hassle. However, if you have enough money to make payments annually, you will get good value and save yourself some money. Here’s how it works; you can make an annual payment for the package you choose upfront and in return, you can pay for 11 months and have DStv waive payment for the 12th month.

To further break it down, this means that if you are going for an annual payment for the Compact bouquet, for example, you will be paying R4,499 instead of R4,908. You will not just be saving yourself some money, you will also remove the hassle of trying to keep up with payments monthly to avoid being disconnected.

You Can Also Save Money Using DStv Price Lock

Because Multichoice is always thinking up new ways to make life easier for its customers, they introduced the ultimate discount contract named the DStv Price Lock. The Price Lock is a 24-month contract that viewers can enter into for discounted payments on the bouquets of their choice and freeze the package price against hikes until the duration of the contract expires. It is also an easy way to get an Explora decoder and spread the payment over 24 months to ease the burden of payment on the buyer.

The bulk price for any contract one would like to get also comes with other additions that include an Explora decoder, installation, and other offers at a discounted price. The breakdown of the prices for a price lock contract is better illustrated in the image above. However, in a situation where one already has an Explora decoder, there are contract offers for subscriptions only. Below are the major things to note about the DStv Price Lock and its benefits:

  • A total price lock package has a duration of 24 months
  • It offers a discount on the monthly bouquet payment
  • It is not affected by any price hike until the 24 months are over
  • Not all bouquets have the price lock feature
  • Price lock includes XtraView
  • You’ll get 50% off Showmax
  • Payment can be made monthly
  • Terms and conditions apply

Bouquets That Don’t Have The Price Lock Feature

  • DStv Access
  • DStv Easyview
  • DStv Indian

Requirements To Meet Before You Can Enjoy a DStv Contract

For the bulk contract that allows one to pay for their Explora decoder over a period of 24 months, customers have to meet certain conditions. This also means that multichoice conducts a credit evaluation check to see if the customer can afford the payment. Below is a list of the requirements:

  • The intending customer must be over 18 years of age.
  • Must provide a valid South African means of identification
  • Must be debt-free to either DStv or any financial institution
  • Must not be fraudulent in any way
  • Must have an active subscription if you are an existing customer

Does DStv Offer Any Discounts For Pensioners?

Yes, DStv offers a discount to pensioners but certain conditions have to be met first. For a while, DStv received criticisms for saying they offer a discount on bouquet prices for pensioners but failing to actually deliver. Many people voiced their disapproval about the unfair situation of explaining to their old and retired parents that the DStv discount they saw advertised does not apply to them even though they are pensioners.

In some of the answers they gave to the aggrieved parties, the franchise explained that the offer was born of a genuine willingness to give back to the older generation many of whom have been loyal customers since the business began. However, the advertised discount only applies to pensioners who are resident in a group home or a retirement village. This means that pensioners who live in their own private accommodations are not included in the offer.

They went further to say that the main reason they are unable to offer the discount to individuals outside of a retirement village is that decoders are small and easily movable, which means that there is no guarantee that only pensioners will have access to the decoders. They also explained that they chose to restrict the discount to group homes because there have been past cases where people tried to cheat the system by registering the decoder to a pensioner whereas it was not being used by any pensioner. For this reason, they offer a commercial subscription to multi-unit retirement villages as a whole. This way, actual pensioners can get their DStv services at a reduced rate.

Other Ways Pensioners Can Get a DStv Discount

If you are a pensioner and you did not meet the discount criteria above, there are other ways you can get your discount without much hassle. The DStv reward program is a good way to get the discount you want at any time. With this, one can get as much as a 20% discount on their subscription. All you have to do is sign up on the DStv rewards page on your app or online and participate in the challenges.

Once you sign up for the rewards program, you will receive stars depending on factors like:

  • Duration of Time you’ve been an Active User on DStv – if you have been a customer long enough, your stars would have piled up.
  • Staying Connected for up to Three Months – If you are one of those customers who do not wait to get disconnected before renewing your subscription, you get more stars.
  • The Package you are Subscribed to – The higher the bouquet you subscribe to, the more stars to expect.
  • Do you Use Other DStv Services? – Paying for Showmax, renting BoxOffice movies, using the DStv Now app, and other such services are definitely bonus points for more stars.

Basically, the number of stars you have will determine what rewards level you are at and what you can qualify for. The levels are:

  • Starter: 0-30 stars
  • Rising Star: 31-60 stars
  • Super Star: 61-90 stars
  • Legend: 91+ stars

The rewards include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Free package upgrades
  • Special birthday rewards
  • Uber Eats delivery and food vouchers
  • Rent 1, get 1 movie credits on BoxOffice
  • Offers on Showmax
  • Service vouchers to cover tech help

Winning the rewards above largely depends also on the number of stars you have.

How To Change The DStv Package You Are On

Subscribing to any of the DStv packages is not a guarantee that you must stay on the package. If for any reason you are no longer getting what you need from the bouquet you are on, it is absolutely possible to migrate to a different one. This process is called upgrading if you are moving to a higher bouquet or downgrading if you are moving to a cheaper package.

The easiest way to change the bouquet you are on is through your DStv app. When you have logged into your app, follow the steps below:

  • Click on view all packages
  • Click on your current package for the drop-down menu that says “Change package now”
  • Click on Change package now
  • Then click on the package you want to upgrade or downgrade to
  • Click Next to receive a confirmation prompt that shows the process was successful and your bouquet has been changed.

What Is DStv Box Office?

Contrary to what many think, the BoxOffice is not one of the DStv packages. It is an online movie rental service that allows DStv customers to rent movies that can otherwise only be found in cinemas. This feature basically provides an extensive array of hot in-demand movies as they drop and at a much cheaper price than you will find it elsewhere. What makes the deal even sweeter is the fact that the movies you will find in the BoxOffice have not been broadcast on DStv. It also keeps one updated about movies that are yet to be released with info on when to expect them.

The BoxOffice may be an additional service, but it is not available to all customers of DStv. Suffice to say there are certain conditions one would need to meet to access the movies on BoxOffice. The service is available online to everyone irrespective of whether you are a DStv customer or not. So long as you have access to a working internet connection, you can rent special movies on the BoxOffice and watch them on your phone, laptop, or other devices.

However, the pleasure of watching movies from the BoxOffice selection on your DStv decoder is not open to all subscribers. These are the conditions a DStv subscriber must meet to have access to the BoxOffice:

  • An Explora Decoder
  • An Active PVR Subscription
  • Subscription to either Compact, Compact Plus, or Premium bouquet.

Here’s How BoxOffice Works

With your Explorer decoder, you have a selection of 20 BoxOffice movies to choose from. If you pay for and rent a movie, it will be available for your viewing pleasure for 48-hours within which you can watch it as many times as you please.

When the rental period has expired, you will no longer have access to the movie. Although you need an active PVR subscription, you cannot record a BoxOffice movie while you are watching it. On the plus side, however, BoxOffice has a download option that you can subscribe to. When you download a BoxOffice movie, you will have access to it for 30 days after which, you will need to rent or download it again.

The cost of renting a movie on BoxOffice has risen steadily over the years, Right now, it costs R40 to rent a movie from BoxOffice.

How to Sign Up For DStv BoxOffice

If you have met the three conditions above for watching BoxOffice rentals on your decoder, you are some steps and a few bucks away from enjoying the best movies of the moment. Follow the guidelines below to sign up for BoxOffice:

  • On your Explora remote, press the BoxOffice button to access the menu
  • You can find the WAP functionality from bo.dstv.com
  • Select Register
  • Input your on-screen smartcard number
  • Choose your country code
  • Input your phone number
  • Press submit

Once you have completed the steps above, you will receive a confirmation message that says your sign-up was successful. Next, if you have more than one mobile number you want to link to your BoxOffice, you can do this by reaching out to the BoxOffice Contact Centre on +26 461 270 5222. Remember that this should be done by the account holder and from the phone number already linked to the account.

Note that it is important to link the numbers you intend to use because rental orders will not be processed unless they are coming from linked cell numbers. Also, a one-time registration serves for those who have more than one Explora PVR decoder on their account.

Follow These 10 Easy Steps To Rent a BoxOffice Movie

To rent a movie from BoxOffice on your Explorer decoder, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Press the green button on your explorer remote to get to the BoxOffice menu
  • Step 2: Choose the movie you would like to watch and press ok to rent it, press okay again on Rent Now (your first movie is on the house)
  • Step 3: Accept the terms and Conditions
  • Step 4: Choose your preferred payment option (BoxOffice Account or other)
  • Step 5: Access the WAP Functionality from bo.dstv.com
  • Step 6: Choose the option for Rental
  • Step 7: Input your on-screen rental code
  • Step 8: Choose your country code
  • Step 9: Input your phone number
  • Step 10: Press Submit

Within a few minutes, after you send in your rental request, you’ll receive a confirmation SMS on your phone number after which you can watch the movie. You will also get an on-screen confirmation.

Box Office Has Two Payment Options

Paying for your BoxOffice rental is just as easy as paying for your normal DStv Packages. There are two ways you can do it.

  • First Payment Option: BoxOffice Account

You can pay for your movie rental through your BoxOffice account. To do this, you will need to deposit some funds into the account the same way you pay for the bouquet you are subscribed to. This way, you will have funds readily available whenever you are ready to rent. For every movie you rent, the cost will be subtracted from your available BoxOffice balance.

  • Second Payment Option: Others

The second payment option you will find is Others. If you choose this option, it will present you with the mobile wallet feature that allows customers to use funds from their wallets to rent movies.

DStv Free Channels

At the height of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and because the demand for DStv services increased a whole lot, Multichoice offered up 16 channels for free use to both DStv and non-DStv subscribers. The channels were a mix of educational, news, gospel, and entertainment content to help students with fresh content of tutor time while keeping their parents entertained.

For educational purposes, the Mindset PoP channel offers programs that cover General Education and Training (GET), Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the Grade 4 – 9 curriculums.

While the lockdown lasted and schools were shut down, the Mindset PoP channel broadcast six hours of daily live lessons that were based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and are also to the Cambridge curriculum. Since teachers were not hands-on with the students, a website was set up where parents could download worksheets and information sheets to work through with teachers. The free channels include:

  • SABC News
  • BBC World News
  • Newzroom Afrika
  • CNN
  • Al Jazeera
  • Sky News
  • Euronews Now
  • eNCA
  • Africanews
  • People’s Weather
  •  Mindset PoP
  • PBS Kids
  • Channel O
  • TBN
  • SuperSport Play
  • DStv

You Can Also Enjoy More Channels For Free on The DStv Now App

Besides the free channels available on the decoder, one can also watch paid DStv packages for free on the DStv Now app. The other major advantage of the app is that you don’t have to rush home for scheduled shows or miss your favorite shows because the DStv Now app allows you to watch your shows from the comfort of your phone or laptop wherever you are. To enjoy the above, you will need the following things:

  • A smartphone, laptop, or other compatible mobile devices
  • Download the DStv Now app
  • A Connect ID
  • An Internet connection
  • An active DStv subscription (or a friend with an active subscription)

All you have to do is download the app on your device of choice, create a Connect ID which you can use to login to your online account and once that is done, you can watch any channel of your choice. The 16 free channels available on the decoder can also be watched for free on the app.

Although the DStv Now app is available on mobile phones and computers, there are still certain devices it does not work on. To avoid the stress of going back and forth, here is a list of devices that are compatible for easy use of the DStv Now app:

  • iPhones – iOS 9 and higher versions
  • iOS 9 and higher version of iPads
  • iPod – iOS 9 and higher versions
  • Android phones – version 4.1 and above
  • Tablets – version 4.1 and above
  • Mac Computer over a web browser or MacBook
  • Android TV devices – version 4.1 and above