StarTimes Kenya Bouquets, Packages, Channels and Prices

StarTimes Kenya

StarTimes Kenya is one of the biggest paid TV services in Kenya which competes with other big Cable and Satellite TV companies like Gotv and Dstv.

StarTimes Kenya is a subsidiary of StarTimes media which is an international television company that is based in China.

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In this post, we are going to review the different StarTimes Bouquets, Packages, channels and prices offered by StarTimes Kenya in 2019.

When it comes to Paid TV subscriptions, Kenyans have limited choice and one of the best choices you can make is subscribing to Startimes.

StarTimes channelsStarTimes considers all its customers and its range of products include paid and free to Air set-top boxes.

 It is obvious that the Free to Air (FTA) boxes do not accrue a monthly charge. After buying the FTA package, subscribers will enjoy free entertainment with any charges. However the free to air boxes show local channels only.

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The FTA decoder also comes with Signet and Pang channels so a subscriber can upgrade to paid TV and enjoy watching more channels.

Still, a Pay-TV decoder can be converted to a Free to Air decoder at a fee. To learn more about the StarTimes products, visit their website here.

Startimes Kenya Packages Channels and Prices

StarTimes Kenya bouquets can be divided into two categories which Startimes calls DDT and DTH.

These are technical names but we will try to make you understand what they mean.

What is DDT (Aerial) | Startime Kenya

DDT stands for Digital Terrestrial Technology. Bouquets that are offered under DDT are recommended for people using an aerial or antenna.

StarTimes Bouquet Monthly Subscription Fee Number Of Channels
Unique Ksh 1,499 76+ Channels
Classic Bouquet Ksh 999 57+ Channels
Basic Ksh 599 37+ Channels
Nyota Bouquet Ksh 259 10+ Channels

What is DTH (Satellite Packages) | Startimes Kenya

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DTH stands for Direct Home Bouquet. These are packages that are offered through the StarTimes Kenya satellite dishes.

StarTimes also has HD combo decoder that can receive both DDT and DTH signals and the decoder retails for Ksh2000.

This decoder comes with a free one-month DTH and DDT unique bouquet.

Bouquet Monthly Subscription Fee Number Of Channels
Nova + Ksh 449 35 Channels
Indian Ksh 899 7+ Channels Add-ons
Smart Ksh 899 69+ plus 25 Audio Channels
Chinese Ksh 1,999 69 Channels Plus 12 Chinese
Super Ksh 1,499 100+ Channels, 4HD + 25 Audio

How to pay my Startimes Kenya subscription

Startimes Kenya has different ways in which subscribers can pay for their subscription.

The Lipa na M-Pesa option stands out as the easiest and fastest way of paying for your subscription from the comfort of your house.

Here are some of the payment options of paying for your StarTimes subscription.

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Safaricom MPESA Subscribers | Startimes Kenya

  • Go to M-PESA on your phone
  • Select Pay Bill option
  • Business no.585858
  • Account number (Enter your StarTimes Smartcard Number as the account number)
  • Enter the Amount
  • Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send

Orange Subscribers – Orange Money

  • Go to -> Customer access Orange Money and select “Payments”.
  • Enter Star Times Media Business Number (585858).
  • Enter Bill Reference Number (Smartcard No.).
  • Input amount to be paid.
  • Confirm request and select send


  • Insert your ATM Card on ATM Machine and enter your PIN.
  • Select Bill Payment Option.
  • Select StarTimes.
  • Enter your Smartcard number and select correctly. (Note: Smartcard number is the first 11 digits without space).
  • Enter the amount to pay

EZZAY 247 (Equity)

  • On your mobile dial *247#.
  • Enter your EZZAY 247 PIN.
  • Select Bill Payment Option (Option 5).
  • Select Other Bills (Option 2).
  • Enter your Equity bank account.
  • Business number: Enter StarTimes  business number 585858.
  • Enter your smartcard number as the Reference number. (Note: Smartcard number is the first 11 digits without space).
  • Enter Amount.
  • Confirm Transaction.

Airtel Subscribers -Airtel Money

  • Go to ‘Make Payments Option’
  • Select Pay Bill
  • Select Others
  • Business name (Enter IPAY)
  • Amount: Enter the total amount to send as directed by StarTimes
  • Enter your PIN
  • Account Number (Enter your StarTimes acc. number starting with ‘st’) as the reference number
  • For instance, if your Account number is 54321, then please enter st54321as the reference number
  • You will receive a transaction confirmation SMS from Airtel Money.
  • You will also receive a complimentary confirmation SMS from StarTimes

YU Subscribers – YU Cash

  • Go to your YU-Cash Menu on your phone
  • Select Send Money Option
  • Business NO: (Enter 102020 as the business number)
  • Enter the total amount to send as directed by the merchant
  • Account Number (Enter your StarTimes Account Number starting with ‘st’)
  • e.g if your Account number is 54321, then please enter st54321as the message
  • Enter your PIN and then send
  • You will receive a transaction confirmation SMS from YUcash
  • You will also receive a complimentary confirmation SMS from StarTimes

How to change your Startimes Bouquet

Startimes Kenya offers a self-service portal similar to the gotv self-service portal.

From the portal, subscribers can complete various tasks which include changing your StarTimes bouquet. Here is a guide on how to change your Startimes Kenya bouquet;

  • Login to StarTimes self-service
  • Choose your smart card on the Service page
  • Press Bouquet button
  • Choose the Bouquet you want to change to
  • Click the next button
  • Enter your decoder Number and finish


  1. Hello!
    How are you?
    I would to ask you if you can increase the quality of images in movies and the sound thereof.
    I like all channels and the team that provide it.
    Can you tell why there much trial on most of the channels on line.



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