Good news, TV lovers! DStv has rolled out a brand new feature that allows you to stream DStv channels even when you do not have a decoder or Dish. Here is how to stream DStv live without a Decoder or satellite dish.\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s like Netflix now. All you need is a smart device with internet connectivity and you can watch DStv anytime, anywhere. No decoder is needed. Follow the instructions below to get started.\n\n\n\nHow to watch DStv without a decoder, dish, or TV set\n\n\n\nYou can do this using a smartphone, tablet, or smart TV. Follow the instructions below to your online DStv viewing platform.\n\n\n\nStart by downloading the DStv app from your app store.\n\n\n\nYou are likely going to find two DStv applications on your app store. Download the DStv now app. See the app logo and interface below.\n\n\n\nOnce the app is downloaded and installed, launch it, and follow the steps below to register.\n\n\n\nSelect sign upEnter your correct signup details: Country, name, phone number, password and be sure all fields are completed correctly.\n\n\n\nIf you are not a new user, sign in with your phone number (or email) and password.\n\n\n\nRecommended: How to Install Netflix on DStv\n\n\n\nIf you have forgotten your password, reset you can always reset it. Be sure to use an active phone number or email for the password reset.\n\n\n\nOnce you click on reset password, DStv will send you a 4-digit confirmation code. Enter the code, create a new password, and sign in to your account.\n\n\n\nFor new users, let\u2019s continue with the registration.\n\n\n\nOnce you are signed in, you will need to enter your smartcard number or customer number to sync your DStv account.If you do not have any, tap skip to proceed.\n\n\n\nThe first thing you need to do is to create a DStv profile. Creating a profile takes less than a minute\n\n\n\nTo create a profile, enter your name, select an avatar, and click on save.\n\n\n\nThat\u2019s it! You are now a registered user and can watch live TV on DStv from your app anytime anywhere.\n\n\n\nTo start watching, click on live TV at the bottom of the app.\n\n\n\nThis will take you to the favourite channels tab. You are likely going to find this empty.\n\n\n\nClick on the "All channels" tab to find a channel.Select the channel you want to watch.\n\n\n\nYou will find a notification saying \u201cVideo playback paused. You are now using mobile data.\u201d\n\n\n\nClick on continue to proceed.\n\n\n\nHow to set video quality for DStv live stream\n\n\n\nIf you want high-quality video content during a live stream, you need to have the proper settings.\n\n\n\nTo set video quality for live stream:\n\n\n\nGo to live TVSelect a channel you want to watchWhen the channel is live, tap on any part of the screenYou will find the settings icon at the bottom right corner or right bottom corner of the screen (whichever comes first)Select the settings iconThen choose the maximum video quality for your live stream.You will get five options. The best video quality for you will depend on the size of your screen.If you are using a smartphone, 720p should be fine. But if you on a bigger screen, you will want to go for HD or 4K if available.\n\n\n\nHow To Update DStv Channels List\n\n\n\nIf you are signing up for the first time, you will get very few channels.\n\n\n\nThose who already have a DStv account will not have this problem. The DStv app automatically updates their channels list as per their current package. As a result, all the channels on the package will be available for live stream.\n\n\n\nFor completely new users, you will have to register for a DStv account and sign up for a streaming package. Once you are done with that, go back to your DStv app, log out, and log in again with your new details to get your channels.\n\n\n\nVisit this website to register if you are a new user. (As at the time of writing, new users are only accepted in SA)\n\n\n\nFinal Thoughts\n\n\n\nDStv continues to maintain its place as an entertainment giant in Africa. After signing the deal with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, no one expected their streaming platform to show up so soon.\n\n\n\nRecommended: Things You should know Before Joining Netflix\n\n\n\nHowever, here it is and it's a good thing Dstv has been able to keep this feature out of a set-top box.\n\n\n\nWill this service affect Netflix? Not at all.\n\n\n\nOne big problem DStv is yet to solve is the lack of new movies and TV shows (especially when it has to do with foreign content). All you get are repeats even on a Premium package.\n\n\n\nSo even a new streaming feature from DStv won't affect Netflix. Dstv will always do well with sports and other entertainment TV channels but when it comes to movies and TV shows, Netflix remains in charge.