A year later - What happened to DStv's Streama decoder?

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DStv Streama decoder.
DStv Streama decoder.
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  • On 19 August 2020, MultiChoice announced that it's launching a new DStv Streama decoder soon.
  • A year later, DStv Streama is nowhere in sight, never launched and hasn't been spoken of again.
  • "DStv Streama is scheduled for launch this year. All details about this exciting new product will be shared when it launches," said Sbu Mpungose, MultiChoice spokesperson.

On 19 August last year, to coincide with its 2020 MultiChoice Content Showcase for the media, the company announced that it's launching the new DStv Explora Ultra decoder. This DStv Explora Ultra decoder went to market, although consumers complained about the price since MultiChoice decided not to subside the cost like its other decoder series.

READ MORE | This is why the new DStv Explora Ultra decoder comes with a hefty price tag

MultiChoice also announced that it's launching the new DStv Streama. This set-top box would supposedly allow DStv subscribers to watch content from streaming services like Showmax, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others through an internet connection via Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable.

"The DStv Streama offers all of the best content customers have come to enjoy, including an array of sport, entertainment, news and kids' content," MultiChoice said. "With the Streama's selection of applications such as Showmax and YouTube, it presents all your viewing options in one place."

With the DStv Streama, subscribers would have been able to "seamlessly switch between applications like DStv, Showmax, and YouTube", according to the company.

A year later, the DStv Streama is still not on the market. 

Sbu Mpungose, MultiChoice spokesperson, told Channel24 in response to a media query asking what happened to the DStv Streama decoder and why it didn't launch that "at its annual media showcase last year, MultiChoice shared its future product plans which included the DStv Streama and the DStv Explora Ultra".

"The DStv Explora Ultra has already launched, and the DStv Streama is scheduled for launch this year. All details about this exciting new product will be shared when it launches."

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