DStv limits streaming to single device at a time

Multichoice, the owner of the entertainment platform, said in a statement that it will no longer allow multiple users to stream on a DStv at the same time effective March 22 in Kenya and other African markets.

The number of devices registered for streaming will not be affected. Customers are allowed four registered devices for streaming.

The move to limit streaming to one device at a time will make it harder for subscribing customers to share or sell their viewing rights to others.

DStv allows existing customers to link their accounts to online streaming platforms that can be accessed through an application as well as on a website, enabling customers to view their favorite channels at home or elsewhere.

The company does not charge extra for customers using streaming services on up to two devices in Kenya at the moment.

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DStv charges Sh8,400 under its premium package, Compact Plus (Sh5,100), Compact (Sh2,800), Family (Sh1,500) and Access (Sh1,050).

Besides seeking to keep its content among paying customers, DStv has also been fighting piracy of its sports content which some people access online.

“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,” the company said.