DStv launched its own streaming service, allowing customers to get the full DStv experience without the need for a satellite connection and decoder.
The new service makes it possible to watch DStv on your computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or gaming console. All you need is access to high-speed internet.
The company announced plans to launch the new service earlier in the year and it has officially launched on Tuesday, December 2.
“Announced earlier this year during DStv’s showcase, 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 consistent, high-speed Internet connection for an optimum viewing experience,” the company said in a statement.
“Until recently, customers could only subscribe to DStv through a satellite connection, which meant customers needed a decoder to access DStv’s content.”
MultiChoice CEO Nyiko Shiburi adds: “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.”
New DStv subscribers will be allowed to select between the decoder and satellite installation of the streaming-only package. However, the streaming-only package is on a month-to-month basis.
The cost is dependent on the specific package, as customers can choose between options such as DStv Compact, Family, Premium, and more. Prices range from R29 – R819 per month depending on the package, according to My Broadband.
Customers can watch shows on Catch Up on four unique devices with a maximum of two streaming concurrently.