Best DStv/Multichoice alternatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

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With many complaints by consumers against Multichoice, it is time for alternatives. Some of the best options to DStv in Sub-Saharan Africa. Multichoice Nigeria recently announced a price increment for its Pay TV, Dstv. Excited subscribers expressed their displeasure on social media and the issue was trending nationally.

People are reacting to the increase in prices especially as other TV companies like Startimes offer better deals to customers. This has made people seek alternatives and we hereby present you with some alternatives to DStv for home entertainment in Nigeria.

Best DStv/Multichoice alternatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

1. BoxTV:

Boxtv
Boxtv

BoxTV is an online streaming service that will give you access to African movies like Nollywood, Ghanaian, and others. BoxTV also has the UK/USA TV channels bundles which include UK news, entertainment, drama, kids, etc; US Channels bundle includes Hollywood blockbusters, dramas, action-packed sports, and more.

BoxTV also offers sports packages like the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga.

BoxTV is working on adding more channels to their service – which means they will continue to improve over time. BoxTV also has a pay-per-view option where you can purchase access to content like movies and concerts for one-time payments.

As DStv is increasingly becoming expensive, BoxTV offers you pay-per-view content with no ads on movies and concerts.

Pros:

  • – Pay per view content for movies on demand without ads.
  • – Affordable monthly subscription plans starting at ₦1,000

Cons:

  • – Limited recording capabilities currently.

2. Startimes TV :

Startimes Tv
Startimes Tv

Startimes TV is a self-pay and free-to-air (FTA) DStv alternative. It offers packages starting from N500 and can be paid on a monthly basis.

The service is only available to those with unencrypted Free-To-Air decoders or satellite dishes.

You can access Startimes TV on your laptop or smartphone or smart TV.

Another advantage of Startimes TV is that it does not have ads – making it very affordable. They are working on adding more channels to their services which means they will continue to improve over time.

Pros:

  • – Very affordable with no ads
  • – Watch content online on your laptop, smart TV, tablet or phone
  • – Very simple and easy to navigate

Cons:

  • – Only accessible to those using unencrypted FTA decoders (free dish set) and gadgets like Android HD box.

3. Airtel Digital Tv:

Airtel Digital Tv
Airtel Digital Tv

Airtel Digital TV is a self-pay DStv alternative that comes with many benefits.

It is powered by the same platform as Kwese TV and has a vast array of channels from Movies to Sports and more.

You can watch content on Airtel Digital TV using your laptop or smartphone or smart TV. As with Kwese TV, it also has pay-per-view content.

Pros:

  • – Pay per view content with no ads
  • – Offers many channels for movies, TV Series, and more.

Cons:

  • – Only accessible to those who have unencrypted FTA decoders (free dish set) or Android HD boxes. Plus you must have an Airtel sim.

4. StarSat:

Starsat
Starsat

StarSat is a pay DStv alternative that gives you access to channels like Supersports, Fox Sports, and more. It also has packages for US and UK TV channels bundles – including UK news, entertainment, drama, kids, etc; US Channels bundle includes Hollywood blockbusters, dramas, action-packed sports, and more. StarSat also offers sports packages like the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga.

StarSat is working on adding more channels to their service – which means they will continue to improve over time. StarSat also has a pay-per-view option where you can purchase access to content like movies and concerts for one-time payments.

Pros:

  • – Pay per view content for movies on demand without ads.
  • – Affordable monthly subscription plans starting at ₦1,000

Cons:

  • – Limited recording capabilities currently.

5. Telestar:

Telestar
Telestar

Telestar is a pay DStv alternative that gives you access to channels like Supersports, Football, and more. It also has packages for US and UK TV channels bundles – including UK news, entertainment, drama, kids, etc; US Channels bundle includes Hollywood blockbusters, dramas, action-packed sports, and more. Telestar also offers sports packages like the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga.

Telestar is working on adding more channels to their service – which means they will continue to improve over time. Telestar also has a pay-per-view option where you can purchase access to content like movies and concerts for one-time payments.

Pros:

  • – Pay per view content for movies on demand without ads.
  • – Affordable monthly subscription plans starting at ₦1,000

Cons:

  • – Limited recording capabilities currently.

6. Startimes Mobile TV:

Startimes Mobile Tv
Startimes Mobile Tv

Startimes Mobile is a pay DStv alternative that gives you access to channels like Supersports, Football, and more. It also has packages for US and UK TV channels bundles – including UK news, entertainment, drama, kids, etc; US Channels bundle includes Hollywood blockbusters, dramas, action-packed sports, and more. Telestar also offers sports packages like the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga.

Startimes Mobile is working on adding more channels to their service – which means they will continue to improve over time. Startimes Mobile also has a pay-per-view option where you can purchase access to content like movies and concerts for one-time payments.

Pros:

  • – Pay per view content for movies on demand without ads.
  • – Affordable monthly subscription plans starting at ₦1,000

Cons:

  • – Limited recording capabilities currently.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are many options for those who want to watch TV content on their smartphones or laptops. You can watch Kwese TV, Airtel Digital TV, StarSat, Telestar, and Startimes Mobile TV on your computer or laptop so long as you have access to unencrypted FTA decoders (free dish) or Android HD boxes.