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DSTV Now is among the largest media streaming service in the world and the dominant direct TV provider in all of Africa. You can watch hit TV shows like Ray Donavon, Dark Matter, Outlander, and even Fear The Walking Dead.

That said, similar to other VoD services like Hulu and Netflix, DSTV offers amazing live TV and box office shows, only in South Africa and some other Sub-Saharan countries.

If you try and access DSTV Now from outside South Africa, you’ll come across this error message:

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So, how do you unblock DSTV Now from anywhere in the world? Well, with the help of a reliable VPN of course.

Here’s how to watch DSTV Now with VPN from outside South Africa:

  1. Start by purchasing a VPN service that offers South African servers (preferably PureVPN)
  2. Next, download the VPN application on to your device
  3. Next, log in to the VPN app using your credentials
  4. Once you’re done with all that, connect to South African server
  5. Finally, access DSTV Now and start streaming your favorite shows

Best VPN to watch DSTV Now from outside South Africa

As I said, DSTV isn’t available outside South Africa. If you try to access the service from outside the region, you’ll immediately get blocked. However, with the right VPNs, you can easily sneak past any roadblocks.

Here’s a list of some of the top VPNs you can use to unblock DSTV Now from anywhere:

PureVPN – Offers 36 South African servers in Johannesburg and Gauteng for just $1.65/mo.

Surfshark – Offers multiple servers in South African and an awesome Ad-block feature.

Ivacy – Offers plenty of servers in Johannesburg and 5 multi connections for just $1.99/mo.

ExpressVPNFastest VPN in the industry with hundreds of South African servers.

PureVPN

One of the most reliable VPN services in the world, PureVPN offers a fast and smooth streaming experience. It offers 36 dedicated VPN servers just for the South African, meaning you have tons of different IPs to unblock DSTV Now from anywhere in the world.

Another thing that’s super cool about PureVPN is the builtin streaming mode. This feature can help you stream your favorite shows in HD quality.

If we talk about pricing, PureVPN costs only $1.65/mo, and can be used with 5 devices simultaneously. Best of all, PureVPN also comes with an extensive 30-days money back guarantee.

Features:

  • 2,000+ servers in 140+ countries
  • Split tunneling feature
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Super easy to use
  • Live chat option
  • P2P enabled
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Powerful encryption

 

Surfshark

Although a new contender in the world of VPNs, Surfshark has got just the right kind of stuff to meet your streaming needs. With 1040+ servers all over the world and tons of servers in South Africa to help you watch DSTV Now on Xbox One and on other devices.

Other than that, Surfshark offers plenty of security feature including the freedom to secure unlimited devices simultaneously. If we talk about pricing Surfshark only costs $1.99/mo and is also covered by full 30-day money back guarantee.

Features:

  • 1040+ servers in 49 countries
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Friendly support
  • encryption
  • unlimited multi-login connections
  • multiHop
  • clean web

 

Ivacy

Next, let’s check out Ivacy. If you’re looking for an affordable VPN that can help you unblock DSTV from anywhere, then Ivacy is just the right VPN for you.

For just $1.99/mo, Ivacy offers tons of servers in Johannesburg that are capable of delivering HD video streaming speeds. Similar to PureVPN, Ivacy also comes with a builtin streaming mode which is super convenient.

Lastly, just like the other VPNs in the list, Ivacy offers 5 simultaneous connections and a 30-day refund policy.

Features:

  • 1000+ servers
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Live chat option
  • powerful encryption
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Split tunneling feature

 

ExpressVPN

Fast, smooth and ultra-responsive, if that’s the kind of VPN you’re looking for, then ExpressVPN is perfect for you. With over 3000+ servers worldwide and plenty of servers in South Africa, ExpressVPN is among the fastest VPNs you can use to watch DSTV Now live online.

Not only that, ExpressVPN offers a unique feature called MediaStreamer that can be used with routers to achieve blazing fast speeds.

That said, ExpressVPN is a bit expensive and costs $8.32 a month. On the bright side, you do get 5 multi logins and 30-days money back guarantee.

Features:

  • 3000+ servers in 94 countries
  • Zero-knowledge DNS
  • Anonymous browsing
  • MediaStreamer
  • IP masking
  • Content streaming from anywhere
  • 5 multi-login connections

 

Top DSTV international shows to watch

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Since you’re looking to access DSTV, you might know a thing or two about the service already. If you don’t, however, you can find tons of direct TV shows and movies on DSTV.

I’m currently watching West World and I have got to say, it is simply amazing. I’ll list some of the top shows and movies to watch on DSTV Now.

  • Christopher Robin
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • A white Christmas 2
  • Loving Pablo
  • Nature’s Fury
  • Wild Peru: Andes Battleground
  • Nightmare on Everts
  • And So It Goes
  • The Ring Thing
  • Blue And Black
  • Secrets Of The Morgue
  • Grave secrets

FAQ – DSTV Now

So now that you know exactly how to watch DSTV Now from anywhere in the world, let’s go through some of the most frequently asked questions about DSTV Now.

Free apps that allow you to watch DSTV Now outside of South Africa

Although I prefer only using paid VPNs to unblock DSTV Now, here’s a list of some free VPN apps you can use:

How to watch DSTV Now in USA?

Since DSTV Now is blocked outside South Africa, you’ll have to use a VPN with South African IP address to watch DSTV Now in the USA.

How to watch live sport on DSTV Now?

You can watch live sport on DSTV Now by purchasing a subscription plan for DSTV. You can choose between Premium (NGN 15.8K), Compact Plus (NGN 10.65K), Compact (NGN 6.8K), Family (NGN 4K), and Access (NGN 2K) according to your requirements.

Who can watch DSTV Now?

Anyone with a DSTV subscription can watch DSTV Now, however, you have to physically be present in South Africa or other Sub-Saharan countries. If you’re outside South Africa, you can use a VPN.

How to watch DSTV Now on Smart TV?

To watch DSTV Now on Smart TV, just follow these steps:

  1. Fire up your Smart TV and head over to the App Store
  2. Now, search for “DStv Now”, and install the app on to your TV
  3. Once you’re done with that, the DSTV app will display a code on your TV screen
  4. Next, grab a laptop or desktop and head over to now.dstv.com and sign in to your DSTV account
  5. Finally, enter the code displayed on your TV and click on “Sign in on TV” button to start streaming

How to watch DSTV Now on Android TV box?

To watch DSTV Now on Android TV box, just download the DSTV app from Google Play Store > enter your DSTV credentials and start streaming instantly.

Wrapping Up!

Let’s just set one thing straight, DSTV Now is amazing. It offers content that’s on par with Hulu and costs slightly less than it too.

If you already own a DSTV Now subscription or can borrow it from someone, there’s no point why you shouldn’t use it outside South Africa.

Just use one of the VPNs mentioned above and enjoy endless entertainment without any restrictions.