How to Install DStv on Android TV / Android TV Box

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DStv is a streaming platform that is available only in African countries like Nigeria, Benin, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, and more. The app offers 110+ live TV channels and VOD content available in different categories like Sports, Entertainment, News, Lifestyle and culture. If you are an Android TV user, you can get DStv directly from the Play Store as it is optimized and available for Android TV. Other than direct installation, you can sideload it using Downloader or cast the app from a smartphone.

In this curated guide, we will illustrate all possible ways to stream DStv on Android TV.

How to Install DStv on Android TV from the Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

Launch the Google Play Store

3. Enter DStv in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select DStv from the suggested results.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

7. When the home screen of the app appears, play your favourite content.

How to Activate DStv on Android TV

After the installation process, you need to activate the app with a DStv account to stream the videos.

1. Open the DStv app on your Android TV.

2. You will get the activation code. If you are not getting the code, click the Sign In button to get the code.

3. Now, go to the DStv’s activation website [] on your smartphone or PC.

Enter DStv activation code

4. Enter the code and click the Sign in on TV button.

5. After that, sign in with the login credentials of your DStv subscription to complete the activation.

6. Now, the DStv app will be activated on your Android TV. You can access all the content.

How to Install DStv on Android TV Outside Africa

If you can’t find DStv in the Play Store, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to sideload its APK file using the Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now. go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link for DStv APK latest version:

Enter DStv APK link to download on Android TV

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Then, click Open to launch the DStv app and browse whatever you want.

How to Watch DStv Using Browser

DStv has a dedicated webpage that includes an extensive media library of numerous movies and series. As the simplest way, you can access the DStv platform on your TV through its web version. For that, you have to use any of the best web browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL ( in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

4. Click the Sign In button and enter your credentials.

5. Then, you can access your favourite content on your Android TV.

How to Cast DStv on Android TV

If you aren’t interested in sideloading the DStv APK, you can cast the app from your Android smartphone to your TV. Fortunately, the DStv is compatible with the built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the DStv app from your smartphone to Android TV if you don’t want to sideload the app.

1. Install DStv from the Google Play Store on your smartphone.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

3. Open the DStv app on your smartphone and log in with your account.

4. Play the content you want and click the Cast icon from the app

Tap Cast icon

5. Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.

6. Play the video content on the app. Now, the content will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

How to Fix DStv Not Working on Android TV

If the DStv app is not working properly on your Android TV due to issues like poor internet, server outage issues, and technical glitches, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • Make sure that your Android TV and the app get the proper internet speed.
  • Check the server outage of DStv using the Downdetector platform
  • Reboot your TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
  • Clear the app cache files for DStv accumulated on your device.
  • Update your Android TV firmware and the app to the latest version.
  • Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems for both the device and the app.
  • As a last solution, contact DStv’s customer support ( to get help.

DStv Alternatives

If you feel that DStv isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream movies. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to DStv.

Amazon Prime Video$14.99
Disney Plus$7.99

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the DStv available for Android TV?

Yes, you can watch DStv on Android TV by downloading the app from the Play Store.

2. Is DStv free?

No. DStv is a premium platform that offers all its content only to its subscribers.

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