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You can now buy DSTV Now Bundles using your Airtel Uganda account

L-R Joan Semanda Kizza, The PR and Communications Manager of MultiChoice Uganda, Joweria Zziwa Nabakka, Airtel Uganda Head of Data and Devices, Colin Asiimwe; Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda (COURTESY IMAGE)

Airtel Uganda in partnership with Multichoice has unveiled a new shortcode functionality that allows DSTV subscribers to buy DSTV Now bundles using Airtime or Airtel Money. With the new offer, customers can now choose between MTN which first launched DSTV Now bundles and Airtel to watch DSTV content on their smartphones without worrying about any data bundle consumption.

The Airtel Uganda and Multichoice partnership to avail DSTV Now streaming bundles to subscribers serves as an additive to the already competitive mobile TV streaming landscape which hosts Apps like Airtel TV, YOTV Channels, and of recent the Afro Mobile App.

During the launch of DSTV Now bundles for Airtel Uganda customers, the Multichoice Uganda marketing manager Collin Asiimwe noted that Multichoice is excited to yet again unveil a thrilling partnership that will further improve customer viewing experiences by enabling them to enjoy live streaming on the DSTV Now application and catch up on premium movies, series and sports conveniently.

In agreement with his remarks, the Airtel Uganda head of data and devices inked that the newly introduced internet bundles are tailored for streaming live programs on the DSTV Now mobile app, and can’t be used for normal internet browsing. To use other internet services, a user must have a separate Airtel internet bundle which can be a Freaky Friday offer, or, a normal daily, weekly, monthly data bundle.

How to Buy DSTV Now Bundles on Airtel

Depending on your streaming preferences, the new Airtel DSTV Now streaming bundles are available in 3 tiers, a daily, weekly, and monthly plan. To activate a bundle, you can either dial *175*2*6# then select option 6 (DSTV Now bundles) and pay using Airtime or Airtel Money to instantly load your streaming bundle that expires based on its timeframe.

  • To activate, dial *175*2*6#, then select option 6 (DSTV Now)
  • Available Bundles include:
PlanDataPRICE (UGX)
Daily500MB2,000
Weekly3.5GB10,000
Monthly12GB30,000
Airtel DSTV Now Bundles

However, as a prerequisite, to use the DSTV Now App, you must be an active DSTV Subscriber with an active package that could be a premium, compact, or family bouquet. Other than that, you may not be able to use the App nor will the DSTV Now bundles be of any use without an active DSTV subscription on your account.

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