How to watch DStv outside South Africa

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What is DStv, and how can I watch it?

DStv first launched in 1995, providing Sub-Saharan African viewers with a satellite service with multiple channels.

Today, it offers around 160 channels via various packages and price points. If you’d like to find out exactly what’s what with each of their 10 current packages, they’ve got a handy TV and channel guide with everything you need to know.

As well as their satellite subs, you can stream all of their content through their website or apps. They operate a streaming only subscription, so there’s no need to be in an appropriate country and sign up for their hardware. They stream through iOS and Android apps, too,so you can keep up with all the latest on-the-go action.

When it comes to streaming, you can watch all the live TV channels in your package or choose from masses of catch-up content.

With so many channels on offer, there’s plenty of the latest viewing up for grabs. From family friendly movies such as The Call of the Wild, Girlfriend’s Getaway, and Natural Born Pranksters to reality show favourites like The Ellen Degeneres Show, Hot Market and Married at First Sight. Whether you want the latest sports or news updates, music, entertainment, education, or to tune in for your film favourites—they’re all on DStv.

How can I watch DStv with StreamLocator?

DStv limits its viewers to specific geographic regions. With so many great entertainment, sports, news, and movie channels to choose from—including a handful of free channels—there’s something for everyone.

Only, how do you tune in if you’re not in one of the African regions you need to be in? Well, StreamLocator provides you with a virtual location precisely where DStv needs you to be and permits the access you need to watch all of their shows.

No complicated settings or software installation required

When we developed StreamLocator, we wanted to create a system that was as simple as possible for our subscribers. We knew we had to remove all the drawbacks of the other systems—so that’s what we did.

The first was getting rid of the software, apps and plug-ins you needed to download to each of your devices. Our smart hub covers all of your devices automatically. You don’t have to remember to activate it because it’s always working in the background. How great is that?

Second, we don’t expect you to track down or pick through different locations for the service you want to watch. Our smart hub does that for you, and you won’t even notice it’s doing it.

Third, because it works in tandem with your WiFi router, it covers the devices you can’t install software or run an app on. So, the closed systems found on many Smart TV brands will finally connect to services they once couldn’t.

It makes streaming TV so much easier on all your devices. It works with PCs and Apple Macs, iPhone and Android smartphones, all of your tablets and portable devices, games consoles, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and anything else you connect to the Internet with.

Fourth, it doesn’t affect your Internet speeds. Some VPN services route you through slow or busy servers, causing slowdown and buffering playback. Not StreamLocator. It’s always as speedy as your everyday connection.

Finally, we don’t limit your connections. If there are five, six, seven, or even ten of you in your family, and you all want to connect to a service in a different country or region—you can! VPN and Smart DNS workarounds almost always limit you to 2 or 3 connections, or 5 at the most. Not us. Have as many as you need. We’re here to make life easier, after all!

How to watch DStv from outside South Africa

DStv uses geolocation tracking to determine where its streaming viewers are, and if they’re not in suitable locations, they’ll get an annoying connection error message.

VPN and Smart DNS services have been the most acceptable methods in the past, providing streaming services’ servers with the virtual locations they need. Now there’s StreamLocator, helping you to get your hands on the channels you love and making it easier than ever.

How to register for DStv from outside South Africa

With your virtual location taken care of, signing up for the DStv streaming only subscription should be fairly straightforward. You can sign up through their website or using their iOS or Android apps. If you have any problems whatsoever—signing up or paying for a subscription—get in touch with our experts, and we’ll walk you through every step.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch DStv from outside South Africa?

You do need a workaround to navigate the geo-blocks put in place by DStv’s servers, but it doesn’t have to be by VPN or Smart DNS subscription. As already discussed, StreamLocator creates an automatic connection through its smart hub instead of an app or a plug-in.

What StreamLocator does even better than the alternatives is it communicates with the streaming services’ servers to find out the best method of connection. Because our smart hub uses a selection of technologies, it connects using the best option for each of them. That way, it makes sure you always get a connection and with no loss of speed on your network.

How to unblock DStv

The StreamLocator smart hub is a plug-and-play system and couldn’t be easier to set up.

Simply plug it into your existing WiFi router (any port will work), follow the few simple steps needed to activate your account, and then choose the new STREAMLOCATOR WiFi network to connect your devices.

That’s it! StreamLocator’s ingenious system has them covered, and your connections to geo-blocked services will appear seamless.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch DStv for free?

There are ten packages on DStv, all available as part of their streaming only subscription. You can sign up and watch the free option—that won’t cost you a thing—yet, there are far more channels available, at great value subscriptions. They will still come in at the same price, whether you use StreamLocator to access them or not.

Just check out some of the superb channels you’ll have access to using StreamLocator and DStv.

Popular channels on DStv in South Africa

  • M-Net, M-Net Movies 1–4, M-Net Plus 1, and M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly
  • Studio Universal
  • KIX
  • Universal TV
  • Telemundo
  • BBC Brit
  • Discovery Channel
  • Comedy Central
  • E! Entertainment Television
  • FOX
  • Ginx eSports TV
  • WWE Channel
  • MTV
  • CBS Reality
  • TLC Entertainment
  • Discovery Family
  • AfricaMagic Epic, AfricaMagic Urban, and AfricaMagic Family
  • JojaLove
  • Honey
  • Food Network
  • National Geographic and National Geographic WILD
  • History
  • Spice TV
  • 20+ SS (SuperSport) channels
  • ESPN and ESPN2
  • TellyTrack
  • Cartoon Network
  • Boomerang
  • Disney Channel and Disney Junior
  • Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and NickToons
  • Cbeebies
  • ZooMoo
  • Da Vinci
  • Channel O
  • MTV Base and MTV Music 24
  • TRACE Urban, TRACE Gospel, and TRACE Africa
  • BBC World News
  • CNN International
  • Sky News
  • Bloomberg