Want to watch DStv outside of South Africa? Right now, if you are outside of South Africa, but in the likes of the US or Europe, that is not possible. That’s because DStv is only a possibility on the continent of South Africa.
But there is a way to unblock DStv in the South Africa, and in this guide, we go over how to do it.
...First, let’s go over the limitations of getting DStv outside of South Africa, though. And over why you need to search for how to watch DStv outside of South Africa.
Platforms like Hulu? They are only available in the US, and while require the help of our guides to unblock, are much simpler to unblock because you can create an account with them with ease.
When it comes to DStv, that is not the case.
That’s because DStv Now is just a platform of DStv, that supports the current users of DStv. Meaning that if you don’t have a DStv package, that you can’t get DStv Now, outside of South Africa.
The solution to this problem if you don’t already have a DStv account?
Once you take care of that part, that’s when you can start to unblock DStv outside of South Africa.
...For the same reason why Hulu is not available outside of the US.
Almost all streaming platforms show content that they can’t show around the world. They simply do not have the rights to show everything everywhere.
...Meaning that if they show it easily, they can get in trouble.
Thus, DStv outside of South Africa, or the continent of Africa is not a thing, and why you need to unblock DStv.
For you to be able to watch DStv, DStv must think you are in a supported region such as South Africa.
How can you be in a supported region without actually being there?
By using a VPN.
VPN services, if you don’t know, allow you to change your location virtually.
In this instance, you can be in South Africa while actually being in the UK, allowing you to watch DStv in the UK.
...Except, it’s not that simple.
Most VPN services don’t unblock DStv at all...
Platforms like DStv must take efforts against VPN services because they don’t have the rights to show its content worldwide, meanwhile, most VPN services don’t make enough effort to unblock it.
And this is where PrivateVPN comes in as a service that focuses on quality rather than quantity, focusing on fewer servers, but of higher quality, thus meaning that services like DStv work outside South Africa.
...But you can try that out for yourself when you sign up for PrivateVPN’s 7-day free trial with no need for a card.
...And you are in.
Want to watch DStv on your TV?
Due to the fact that most smart TV platforms and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and even Roku don’t support VPN services, it’s hard to watch DStv outside South Africa on a TV.
...But it is possible.
The best way to go about it?
...But the same steps apply to many other services around the world that PrivateVPN is able to unblock.
Find out when trying out the 7-day trial with no need for a card, or hop straight into a subscription.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports DStv as one of the only services to do so, just like with any service, no VPN is able to guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support, due to the fact services are always making efforts against VPN services.