DStv launches its streaming service

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  • DStv has rolled out its streaming service.
  • This means that you can now use the DStv app without a decoder or satellite connection.
  • Current packages available for streaming are: DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, DStv Access and DStv EasyView.


DStv has announced the roll out of its streaming service. This means that you can now use the DStv app without a decoder or satellite connection.

DStv streaming allows for existing and new customers to conveniently access content on their preferred device (mobile, tablet, gaming console or Smart TV), which should be linked to a high-speed internet connection.

Until recently, customers could only subscribe to DStv through a satellite connection, which meant customers needed a decoder to access DStv’s content.

DStv streaming allows customers to choose any one of the DStv residential packages, giving them the flexibility to opt for content that fits their interests and budget. The current packages available for streaming are DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, DStv Access and DStv EasyView. Streaming customers can also watch their favourite shows on Catch Up on four devices, with a maximum of two concurrent streams.

Residential packages available.
Residential packages available.

"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," says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

Once signed up on here, customers can download and log into the DStv app to instantly enjoy all of the benefits of their chosen DStv package. Current DStv customers on select packages retain the access to DStv's streaming service they have long enjoyed as a value-added service.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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