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DStv Launches Decoder-Less Streaming Service in South Africa

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Earlier this year, DStv announced that they were working on a streaming service that would allow subscribers to access DStv content without the need for a decoder or a satellite dish.

This announcement comes after the company recently launched their new Explora Ultra decoder that comes bundled with additional apps such as Netflix and Showmax, allowing users to use the decoder as a set-top box.

“We are led by our customers’ evolving viewing habits and how and when they choose to access our content,” said MultiChoice CEO Nyiko Shiburi.

“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,” he added.

Like other streaming services, DStv’s new offering will be payable on a month-to-month basis and subscribers will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Unlike services like Netflix though, the new DStv streaming package is simply a way to access DStv channel catalogue without the need for a decoder, which means you are still locked to watching whatever show will be airing at a particular time, so in essence, it is simply live TV.

However, the company says that Streaming customers can also watch their favourite shows on Catch Up on up to four devices, with a maximum of two concurrent streams. The new service is also divided into different packages as with traditional DStv. The DStv streaming app will be available on iOS devices, Android, Apple TV and Android TV.

These packages are priced as follows:

PackagePrice Per Month
EasyViewR29
AccessR110
FamilyR279
CompactR399
Compact PlusR529
PremiumR819

South Africans can sign up for DStv’s standalone streaming packages on the company’s website.

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