Feature Story – Stay entertained even when the power’s out

Feature Story – Stay entertained even when the power’s out

With the current state of affairs, we’re all stuck at home for the time being. Luckily, StarSat customers have a huge variety of television entertainment to choose from. Unfortunately, South Africa’s power grid is under a lot of strain and power outages can occur often, especially in rural areas, even when you’re in the middle of your favourite show. Luckily, StarSat has an alternative for customers so that they can keep enjoying great entertainment even when the lights go out.

StarTimes ON is an OTT streaming app for Android, Apple and Huawei devices, enjoyed by over 20 million people all across the African continent. With StarTimes ON you can keep watching your favourite channels live, 24/7 from the palm of your hand, power or no power.

Currently, StarTimes ON is free to use to everyone, albeit with limited access. By linking your StarSat smartcard and decoder to the app you will unlock all the entertainment that you have access to on your TV set. Not only that, but you’re now able to change your bouquet and pay your account right on the app using your Visa/Mastercard.

A lot of people believe you just can’t beat a bigger screen, no matter how great an app works. If you also prefer the power of television but the plugs are down we have the solution for you: Our Solar Power System makes the most of sunny South Africa’s weather and allows you to watch TV and even charge your phone at the same time when the only power that’s around is the sun.

“You cannot have a healthy environment without having a healthy mindset. To maintain a healthy mindset you need know what’s going on around you as well as being able to relax from time to time,” said John Yan, CEO of StarSat. “StarSat is allowing its customers to have access to accurate information, educational programs and exciting entertainment even when the power goes out.”

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A subsidiary of StarTimes, Africa’s leading TV broadcaster, StarSat is a digital satellite television provider operating in South Africa.

Acquiring TopTV in 2013, StarSat has been supplying South Africans with quality digital paid TV for over 10 years.

Their channels are world-class and offer a variety of content that will satisfy the whole family. From series and movies to kid’s shows, news and documentaries, StarSat has enough variety to keep you entertained.


StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 13 million DVB subscribers and 20 million OTT users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 170+ brand halls and 30,000+ distributors in 37 countries. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 600 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”.