DStv customers will now be limited to streaming on one device at a time. This change will be effective from 22 March 2022.
Broadcasting company, MultiChoice said this is one of many ongoing measures to counteract password sharing and piracy.
MULTICHOICE LIMITS STREAMING DEVICES ON DSTV
MultiChoice said customers will still be able to watch previously downloaded content on a second device.
“We are proud that all our customers can enjoy streaming their favourite DStv channels, shows and movies anywhere, anytime on our world-class platforms. However, password sharing and piracy are challenges for streaming providers globally.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to counteract password sharing and piracy, while continuing to bring you the best viewing experience, we will be introducing measures to limit concurrent streaming.”
HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES
The change will be made to all DStv subscriptions across Africa, however, only customers making use of more than one concurrent stream will be directly affected by the change.
Customers are allowed 4 registered devices for streaming and still have the option to download content on selected devices for offline viewing as a way to allow for more than one family member to enjoy DStv at the same time.
There is no change to viewing DStv on decoders – customers can continue to enjoy viewing on up to 3 decoders linked to the same subscription in XtraView.
The number of people using a login will not be limited, however, the broadcasting company is limiting (to one) the number of people who can stream at the same time.
There will be no price change in any of the packages because of the new measure.
This change only applies when streaming DStv and will not affect Showmax.