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Mastering DSTV Bill Payments : The Ultimate Guide

There are several ways to pay the DSTV bill in Kenya. Dstv has so much more to offer especially when it comes to sports, drama, cartoons, and action.

Under the umbrella of multi-choice, Dstv has more than 21 million subscribers in Africa with more than 9 million coming from South Africa. Multi-choice has been in business for over 38 years.

Want to watch Dstv without interruptions? We have laid out the different ways you can use to pay for your Dstv subscription.

How to Pay Dstv Bill

Paying the Dstv bill allows you and your family to enjoy unlimited shows, action, and sports. As technology changes, Dstv also evolves. There are several ways that you can use to pay for your subscription.

NOTE all the methods are approved by Dstv. They include:

Dstv bill payment via Mpesa

When paying for Dstv you have the option of Mpesa app or the SIM tool kit.

Method 1: SIM tool kit

  1. Launch your SIM tool kit
  2. Select Lipa na Mpesa
  3. Choose Paybill
  4. Enter the Paybill 444900
  5. Enter the account number (DSTV basket ID)
  6. Enter amount
  7. Confirm payment details
  8. Enter your pin

Mpesa will send you a confirmation message

Method 2: Mpesa APP

  1. Launch your Mpesa app
  2. Enter your pin
  3. On the home tab, select “transaction”
  4. Scroll down to pay
  5. Select Paybill
  6. Search for Dstv
  7. The Paybill will be displayed
  8. Enter the account number
  9. Enter pin

Mpesa will send you a confirmation message right away

Direct Debit

  1. Visit Dstv counters or reception
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Make your payments in writing
  4. Only the Kenyan shilling is accepted

Debits will be done at the beginning of every month

Diamond Trust Bank

Follow these steps to make your Dstv payments:

  1. Use your DTB app
  2. Log in
  3. Choose “Pay utilities”
  4. Select Dstv
  5. Select your smartcard number
  6. Enter the smartcard number
  7. Enter your subscription amount
  8. Enter your pin
  9. Click on Pay
  10. Your payment will be processed

I&M Bank

  1. Log into your bank app
  2. Choose pay utilities
  3. Select Dstv
  4. Select the smartcard number option
  5. Enter the smartcard number
  6. Enter the subscription amount
  7. Enter your pin
  8. Process your payment by clicking on “Pay”
How to Pay Dstv Bill

KCB Bank

Use your KCB App, you can download it if it’s not yet installed

  1. Log in
  2. Select “Transact”
  3. Choose Paybill and then “Other biller”
  4. Select Dstv
  5. Enter your customer number
  6. Enter your subscription amount


Use the Barclays Bank app

  1. Log in using the banking username and password
  2. Select transfers
  3. Select Paybill 444900
  4. Enter account number (smartcard number)
  5. Enter subscription amount
  6. Confirm the amount
  7. Enter the OTP sent to your registered line
  8. Your payment will be successful


Visit any of the branches across the country and make the payments either in cash, Mpesa, bank transfers, or PDQ.

The branches are open on weekdays and weekends from 8 am to 8 pm. The available branches include:

  1. Sarit Centre, Westlands
  2. Capital Centre, Mombasa Road
  3. Junction Branch, Ngong Road
  4. Eldoret Branch
  5. Nyeri Branch

Dstv Self Service

The Dstv self-service works with the Dstv app

Download the DSTV App

Open a micro page to link your cards

The details to link include:

  • Card number
  • The name of the cardholder
  • Expiry date
  • CVV number at the back of the card
  • Postal address

You will an OTP to validate

The registration will be successful

The subscription will be renewed automatically every month

Co-Op Bank USSD

Please note that USSD codes attract airtime charges

  1. Dial *667#
  2. Choose option 3 which is payments
  3. Select Dstv
  4. Select Paybill
  5. Enter the Dstv account number
  6. Enter amount
  7. Confirm the payment details
  8. You will get an SMS if the Dstv bill payment is successful

Co-Op Bank App

  1. Log in to the Co-op bank app
  2. Select bills
  3. Choose utility bills
  4. Select Dstv
  5. Enter the account number (smart card number)
  6. Select the amount to pay
  7. Confirm your payment details

You’ll get an SMS confirmation if your Dstv payment bill was successful


For most Kenyans, Dstv bill payment via Mpesa is more popular. Mpesa is easy to use and you don’t need data bundles to initiate the subscription payments.

As Dstv continues to entertain more viewers across Africa we hope you can now pay Dstv bill in less than 5 minutes.

If you have any complaints, you can contact Dstv Kenya through WhatsApp at +254755896248 or download the Dstv app

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I pay my Dstv via Mpesa in Kenya?

To pay for your Dstv subscription in Kenya, use Mpesa Paybill number 444900, enter your account number (smartcard number) and enter your subscription fee.

How do I pay my DSTV bill online?

Use your Dstv app to pay online. Choose to pay using EFT, enter your banking login credentials, and initiate the payment.

How do I pay Dstv with mobile money?

You can choose to pay your Dstv through Mpesa Paybill 444900 or the Co-op bank app or USSD code.

How do I check my DSTV bill?

To check your Dstv bill and manage your payment dial *423#. The USSD code allows you to manage your Dstv account, transfer funds, check errors, and reconnect your package.

How much is Dstv per month in Kenya?

Dstv is paid according to packages. The highest package which is Dstv premium costs Ksh 9,900 per month. Dstv lite is the cheapest retailing at Ksh 650 per month.

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