How To Activate a New DSTV Decoder in South Africa

How To Activate a New DSTV Decoder in South Africa

What is DSTV Decoder in South Africa??

. A DStv Decoder is your key to unlocking a world of entertainment. The DStv Explora offers subscribers the viewing pleasure to record as well as access Catch Up, Showmax and Box Office. The HD Decoder is a single view decoder aimed at providing an affordable device that supports HD and XtraView.

How To Activate a New DSTV Decoder in South Africa

Make sure you have checked your DStv smart card or IUC number.
Write down the decoder serial number.
Now, switch on your DStv decoder.
Scan your DStv decoder to get all the channels.
After scanning your DStv Digibox, you will see channel 100 working.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my DStv decoder in South Africa?

You can create a Connect account by clicking “Register” in the top right of the website and following the prompts in order to complete your registration.

How do I setup my DStv decoder?

Connect any one of the four cables from the satellite dish directly to the LNB input on the back of the decoder. 1. If you have a HD TV, use the supplied HDMI cable and connect it to the HDMI port (marked 1) on the back of the decoder, then connect the other end to the HDMI port on the TV.

How long does it take for DStv to be activated?

I’ve paid my DStv account. Why are my services still not reconnected? Your services should have been reconnected after 15 minutes if you made an internet bank transfer, an ATM payment or direct deposit at any Absa branch it could take a little bit longer for the payment to reflect on our system.

How do I contact DStv customer care South Africa?

Tel: 011 289 2222

Our call centre is available seven days a week, including public holidays, from 07:00 – 23:00. Please note standard rates apply.

How much is DStv packages in South Africa?

DStv says costs will remain ‘most affordable’ despite increase: Here’s what you’ll pay in 2023. MultiChoice has announced the annual price increase for South African DStv subscribers. DStv Premium subscribers will pay R879, Compact Plus subscribers R579 and Compact subscribers R449.

How do I pay my DStv online in South Africa?

Go to the ‘Manage’ tab in the MyDStv app, or Select option 1 on WhatsApp, log into MyDStv on the website. Tap “Pay now” and choose “Instant EFT” Select your bank and enter your online banking login details – all secure. Choose the account you wish to pay from and confirm or enter your one time pin.

How do I email DStv South Africa?

For all DStv customer and service-related queries, please visit or or contact us on

How much is DStv now per month in South Africa?

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Current priceFrom 1 April 2023
DStv CompactR429R449
DStv FamilyR309R319
DStv AccessR120R129
DStv EasyViewR29R29

How much is DStv Premium 2023 South Africa?

DStv Premium vs Compact — price and channel comparison

DStv Price Increases for 2023
DStv PremiumR879R839
DStv Compact PlusR579R549
DStv CompactR449R429
DStv FamilyR319R309

How much is DStv Compact package in South Africa?

Here are all the DStv price hikes for 2023

DStv Compact PlusR549R579
DStv CompactR429R449
DStv FamilyR309R319
DStv AccessR120R129

What happens if I don’t pay my DStv account?

Your access to DStv will run from the date on which you pay your subscription. If the prescribed period ends and we have not received another payment from you, we may disconnect your access to DStv.