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How To Watch DSTV In Australia

Did you just ask how to watch DSTV in Australia and in any part of the world outside of South Africa?

Cool then, this is for you. I promise we’ll catch up with Super sport after reading this.

Now, if you are based in South Africa, then DSTV is your cinch. It’s so easy to reach for your smartphone device, switch on your DSTV mobile app [DSTV NOW] and roll with the show.

Sadly, that’s not so for the peeps outside South Africa.

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Why you may need this:

1. You just moved d to a different country, and you don’t want to miss your favorite DSTV series.

2. You are originally based outside of South Africa, and you love to keep up to date DSTV programs using their mobile App – DSTV NOW.

3. You’re one tech bully who just hates to be locked out of Uncle Lee’s world just because you stay in a different world.

So, let’s roll…

Here’s a peep into what you will read in this post:

a. How DSTV is locked outside South Africa.

b. What you need to unlock DSTV outside South Africa : VPN.

c. Can you watch DSTV premium channels in Australia Using VPN?

d. How to Set up a VPN client on your Device to connect with your registered VPN server.

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How DSTV is locked outside South Africa

What happens when you want to watch a DSTV … outside South Africa?

The DSTV app sniffs your location and instructs the program not to load.

That’s the straightforward explanation.

So what is the solution?

Change your location and tell that Robot

“Hey boy, you got to believe that I’m from With Africa right from now on”.

What you need to watch DSTV NOW outside South Africa

To watch DSTV outside South Africa using their mobile app (DSTV NOW), you need to mask your real IPaddress and location.

But, what do you need?

A VPN.

What is a VPN?

A VPN a more secure network that enables computers to share or transfer data over a more discrete layer on top of a public network.

It can be used to mask your real computer network IP address and mimic an IP address from a different country. So, you can call it a bridge between a private network and a public network.

But, the basic idea behind the VPN is data security and encryption i.e you want to hide your data while connecting to a public internet network.

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Heres’ an instance:

You need to travel to China, but you can’t really access facebook in China because the Chinese government has blocked it.

So, to access your facebook account, you route your request through an intermediate server [ A virtual server or a gateway ].

The gateway makes the request to facebook application on your behalf and delivers the result to you, enabling you to bypass the IP block.

Now, that intermediate server just acted like a virtual gateway.

Let’s apply the same logic to DSTV

DSTV server blocks any IP addresses requests coming from outside of South Africa.

So, to watch a DSTV in Australia or any where where their internet streaming is not supported, your bet is to route the request through a South Africa based intermediate server.

Can you watch DSTV premium channels in Australia Using VPN?

VPN acts as a gateway for your DSTV streaming request and it doesn’t interfere with such requests.

You are merely accessing DSTV from outside South Africa using South African based servers as your gateway.

That makes it possible to stream any DSTV channel including the premium ones like Supersport, BBC, and AfricaMagic etc.

How to Register VPN Server to watch a DSTV outside South Africa

Since you will be routing your streaming requests through a remote computer that is based in South Africa, you need to register with a VPN service providers with South Africa-based servers.

You can try NordVPN or IPvanish.

How to Set up a VPN client on your Device to connect with your registered VPN server.

Set up a VPN client on your device: A VPN client on your device is responsible for routing your request through your registered VPN server.

Now, you can set up your VPN client on a computer device or Android smartphone. Here’s a quick way to do that on your Android device:

a. Navigate to your Android settings.

b. Under the “wireless &networks” section, click “More”.

c. Select “VPN” and tap the “+” at the top right corner of your android screen.

d. Next, you need to select a protocol and enter all the login details given to you by the VPN server service provider you registered with earlier.

e. Click save.

Okay, not everyone is a glass-eyed geek. So, if you can’t set up a VPN network on yourself, an easier setup choice is to download a VPN app of your choice on android play store.

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How to watch a DSTV online in Australia and any other parts of the world.

Now, you’ve already registered with a South Africa based VPN server who will be accessing the DSTV as a proxy for you.

Also, you’ve already set up a VPN client on your device [ Android or laptop ] to connect with the registered VPN server.

So, here’s where the game begins:

Here’re the steps, quick and easy:

Step 1. Download DSTV app [ DSTV NOW ] mobile application on your device.

a. You can do that with android or apple play store.

Step 2. Switch on your VPN client: To do that:

a. Go to your “Wireless & Networks” section

b. Select the VPN server you have already set.

c. Enter your username and password.

Step 3.Login to DSTV NOW through your device [laptop or smartphone].

a. The DSTV server now sees the request as coming from South Africa and serves the request.

b. Finally, Enjoy streaming your DSTV channels.

Final thoughts

Hurray guys outside South Africa. We just learned how to bullied the bully. So, can we just take a sit and catch some fun with Supersport?

In case, you want to go over this again. Here’s the highlight of the whole topic:

a. How DSTV streaming is locked outside South Africa: IP sniffing

b. What you need to stream DSTV live from outside South Africa: VPN

c. Can you stream DSTV premium channels from outside South Africa using VPN: Yes

d. How to Register a VPN server

e. Setting up a VPN client

f. How to stream DSTV your channels

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Your turn

Do you stay outside South Africa and you tried to access DSTV but you couldn’t?

Have you tried using a VPN before?

Please share your experience in the comment.

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