How to Watch DStv on FireStick (September 2021)


Update: DSTV requires you to install Google Play Services which is currently not working. We will let you know once we get a new update. By now, you can use the Kodi method that has been described in this guide.

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install DStv on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube. 

DStv Now is a free app but is only available in South Africa and other African countries. It streams Live TV, Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Kids’ content, and more.

You can sign up with service from anywhere in the world if you have a fake South African phone number and a VPN that has South African servers.

Surfshark VPN is our recommended choice because I was able to not just sign up with DStv Now, but I was also able to stream Live TV with it.

DStv Now app is supported by Amazon devices, it is possible to watch DSTV on FireStick and this step-by-step guide will help you achieve just that!

How to Sign Up with DStv Now

DStv Now website only works in South Africa. If you’re outside of South Africa, you need to subscribe with a VPN that has a South African server. Surfshark VPN is the best choice to connect with a South African server.

Now follow these steps:

1. Open DStv Now website on your computer browser and click on Sign Up


2. Enter your email address and South African phone number (Get a fake number from the internet)


3. It will ask you to enter ID number OR Smart Card No Or Customer No. You can also Skip this information


4. Now you just need to create your profile


5. You’ve finally created your profile so click on it


6. This is the interface of DStv Now


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Method 1: How to Install DStv Now with Kodi

This is our recommended method. Before we begin, make sure to install and use Surfshark VPN on FireStick if you are outside of South Africa. After that, follow this guide to install Kodi on your FireStick.

Now follow the instructions mentioned below:

1. Open Kodi on your FireStick, and go to Settings


2. Click on the System option


3. Select the Add-ons menu on the left-side menu and then Turn ON Unknown Sources


4. Click Yes when the box pops up


5. Go back one step and click on File Manager


6. Click on Add Source


7. A box will pop up so click on the ‘None’ option


8. Now type this URL and click OK


9. Name this URL as DSTV or any name you like and click OK


10. Now go back one step and select the Add-ons menu


11. Select Install from Zip File


12. A box will open so click on DSTV or any name you had given to that link in Step 8


13. Select


14. Wait a few minutes until the repository is now installed. An icon will appear at the top menu


15. Once installed, select Install from Repository


16. Then select Sly Guy Repository from the list


17. Click on Video Add-ons 


18. Find and click on DStv Now from the list


19. Press Install


20. Click OK and then click on DSTV once again


21. Click on Open


22. Now Login with your email and password!


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Method 2: How to Install DStvNow on FireStick

The pre-requisite for installing DStv Now is Google Play Services. If you follow the below steps but forgot to install Google Play on your FireStick, you will receive this error:


So, when you’re done installing Google Play, follow these steps:

1. Click on ‘Settings’ from your FireStick Home screen


2. Click on My Fire TV


3. Select the ‘Developer options’ menu from the list


4. Click on the ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ option


5. Click on the ‘Turn On’ button


6. Now, go back to FireStick Home and click on the Search icon


7. Type ‘Downloader’ in the search bar and click on the search result that appears


8. Select the ‘Downloader’ app from the list


9. Click Get OR Download


10. After installation is complete, click on ‘Open’


11. On the Downloader home page, enter this URL and click GO


12. Click on Download APK


13. The download will now start


14. Once the download ends, click Install


15. Once the installation ends, click Done


16. Now select Delete


17. Then click on Delete once again


That’s it! You will be able to install DStv on your FireStick device.

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How to Access DStv Now on FireStick

Step 1: Long press the Home button on FireStick Remote and click on Apps


Step 2: Scroll down and click on DStv Now app 


Step 3: Log in with DStvNow and start using the service


Step 4: After you enter your login details, click on Stream


Step 5: Now you will be able to stream without a problem


Step 6: You can categories in TV Shows as well


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DStv Now on FireStick Features

  • If you have a DStv login, you can watch DStv content either through live TV channels or on-demand through Catch Up at no extra charge on a big display through your FireStick.
  • With a VPN, you can stream DStv live TV channels even if you’re located outside of Africa.
  • Using the method in this guide, you can easily get DStv on your TV screen without the lengthy and inconvenient procedure of casting your DStv app to TV.
  • You can download your favorite shows and movies on your DStv Now and enjoy them offline on your TV whenever you want.

DStv Now on FireStick Alternatives

These alternatives have a comprehensive list of on-demand content including TV shows and movies that viewers can choose from.

You can choose our working FireStick apps as well but be sure to use a VPN that works with FireStick to stay protected online at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Connect ID?

A Connect ID is your DStv profile that you can use to login to DStv Now on FireStick.

What DStv content can I watch on FireStick?

The live TV and audio channels and on-demand TV series, movies, and documentaries from DStv channels users can access on their Amazon device depends on their subscription package.


DStv’s digital satellite TV services have ruled over the hearts of millions of users not only in Africa but worldwide for the last two decades.

With their Fire devices, subscribers can now take their DStv experience to the next level by watching their favorite TV channels on their television screens.

We hope that this guide will help you enjoy DStv on FireStick and bring you the best of both worlds!


  1. I have installed DStv now following the approach above but it times out after about 30 seconds of watching. Is there any fix for this?

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  3. I followed your instructions above and managed to intall the DSTV Now app onto my firestick but when I clieck the app icon it shows the DSTV Screen for little more than a second then goes back to firestick home screen.

    It there not something else that I need to do to install Google Play store?

    I’ve searched other ways an most of them say I should aso use downloader to install 4 Google play store files, but somehow downloader cannot access these file locations.

    • Yes, you’re right with that. We’re trying to find out new ways to install Google Play Services and DSTV for that matter. We will let you know once we figure it out. Thanks for letting us know.

  4. Just be careful with Google Play services. Installed it on my device a few months ago and it basically bricked my firestick which I had to reconfigure from scratch. I’m back to watching on a Firefox browser but have found it basiccally stops working after exactly 15mins (goes back to login screen) after which I can launch the DSTV Now shortcut again, choose who’s watching, select Live TV and watch the same program…annoying.

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