StarTimes Recharge and Subscription Prices

You can recharge your StarTimes subscription through the StarTimes Mobile App, online platforms, POS, ATM, and USSD codes. The subscription prices range from N6600 to N900.

StarTimes is one of the biggest multinational media companies in Africa. They provide the best digital terrestrial television services and satellite television services. As a giant in digital television technology, StarTimes provides various ways of recharging its bouquets and different subscription prices.

Since StarTimes started operations in 2010, they have been known to offer the most affordable PayTV rate in Nigeria. StarTimes recharge and subscription prices are structured to suit the rich and the lower class. They have the highest subscription price of N6600 and the lowest price of N900 in different categories of their bouquet.

How to Subscribe to StarTimes

There are different ways of recharging StarTimes decoders. These methods are structured to be easy for the customers. Below are the ways of recharging the StarTimes decoder:

  • Through online platforms
  • Through a Mobile App
  • Using USSD codes
  • ATM
  • POS

How to Recharge StarTimes Online

There are different platforms to recharge StarTimes online. Most of these platforms connect you directly to StarTimes, while others are online agents that have the approval to recharge StarTimes. Below are some online platforms to recharge your StarTimes:

Recharge Startimes Using the VTpass Online Platform

With VTpass, StarTimes customers can recharge their decoder online. The step is fast and easy for customers to use. Below are the quick steps for recharging your Startimes decoder online:

  • Log in to the VTpass website or click here
  • Select the bouquet to recharge
  • Enter StarTimes smartcard number
  • Enter your phone number
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the amount to recharge
  • Click to continue
  • Insert all the required payment details
  • Click on submit.

Internet Banking Applications

The internet banking platform has made the payment of bills easy for StarTimes users. That is why StarTimes embraced the use of internet banking platforms in recharging the decoder. This StarTimes recharge platform through the internet banking platform is made available to all banks in Nigeria.

To successfully recharge or access StarTimes subscription prices through the internet banking platform, follow the steps below:

  • Access your bank’s mobile banking platform
  • Scroll to Pay Bills and click on it
  • Tap on Cable TV, select StarTimes from the list of options made available
  • Select the StarTimes package you want to recharge
  • Insert your StarTimes IUC number
  • Enter the bank’s authentication PIN

How To Recharge Your StarTimes Using The Quickteller

This is another payment platform that is embraced by StarTimes as a means of recharging the decoder. The platform is designed to be safe and secure. To successfully recharge and view StarTimes subscription prices through the quick teller platform, follow the steps below:

  • Login to the quickteller website or click here
  • To do this, you will make use of a verve card or an Interswitch atm card
  • Have your email and phone number registered
  • You will receive an activation code via email, which you will enter to log in and activate your account
  • Make payment by selecting the Make Payments tile
  • Select a service category by using the drop-down arrow
  • Choose from a variety of cable TV bills
  • Select the StarTimes tile by clicking on it
  • Fill in your Smartcard number, email address, phone number, and amount
  • Continue your payment by clicking Continue
  • Your StarTimes TV decoder and account will be reconnected within ten minutes following a successful transaction

How to Recharge StarTimes Through the Mobile App

Subscribing to StarTimes through mobile apps is one of the most popular methods among Nigerians. StarTimes granted permission for some companies to be able to subscribe through the mobile app. Below are some mobile apps one can subscribe to StarTimes and the ways of having it done.

PayPaddi Nigeria

This is another platform that can help one recharge StarTimes. The platform is easy and totally user-friendly. Below are the quick steps to recharge StarTimes using PayPaddi:

  • Ensure that your decoder is turned on
  • Log in to the PayPaddi platform or download the App
  • Register and Log in
  • Choose Startimes from the list of available services
  • Enter your StarTimes IUC number in this field
  • Choose the package you wish to recharge
  • Verify the details you filled in
  • Make your payment
  • Your StarTimes decoder is automatically recharged

Recharge Your StarTimes Account Using the Pocket Money (eTranzact) App

eTranzact created PocketMoni, a mobile banking application. It’s one of the safest and most convenient mobile platforms for a variety of tasks, including bill payment, airtime purchase, and money transfer. Meanwhile, you won’t have to go to a bank to renew your StarTimes membership, making it more convenient.

Below are the steps to recharge Startimes using the eTranzact Pocket Money app:

  • Download the eTranzact pocket money app or click here
  • Before the download, register with the platform by sending the following to 20220: REG, first and last name
  • A default PIN will be sent through the number used for sending the details
  • Install the PocketMoni app when it has been downloaded, and then proceed with the procedures below:
    • Provide your default PIN (this is the PIN from the text message you got) and enter your cellphone number
    • Choose a strong password (It is recommended that you select a password that is at least 8 characters long.)
    • Enter your network provider
  • Once you’ve performed the steps above, various options will appear on the Pocket Moni menu
  • Choose Pay Bills from the options
  • Select STARTIMES from the list of options that appears
  • Enter your smartcard number
  • Input the amount you wish to pay
  • Finally, confirm the transaction

How to Subscribe StarTimes Using the StarTimes App

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The StarTimes mobile app was developed to enable customers to recharge and view Startimes subscription prices. To successfully recharge a StarTimes bouquet using StarTimes on the App, follow the steps below:

  • Access and download the Startimes on App or click here
  • Open the StarTimes ON application
  • Tap the ‘me’ (icon) button in the lower right corner of the StarTimes ON app
  • At the top of the app, tap SIGN IN
  • Use your Facebook or Gmail account to log in
  • If you don’t already have a Facebook or Google account, signup to get started with StarTimes ON
  • Select the StarTimes decoder service option
  • Recharge should be selected
  • If you have already recharged StarTimes, the Smart card number and subscription status will be displayed
  • In the top right corner of the SmartCard, tap the letterbox symbol
  • Scroll down and tap (to add your smart card, click +)
  • Tap Next after entering your SmartCard number
  • Tap the back arrow icon in the upper left corner of the app
  • Scroll to the bottom and choose OK
  • Select your recharge duration
  • Fill in the blanks with the information for your ATM card
  • Make a payment by tapping the Pay button
  • Enter the password for StarTimes Payment
  • Click on Next
  • Finally, you will get a payment successful notification.

How To Recharge StarTimes Using Bank Mobile App

The bank mobile app is another means of recharging and knowing the subscription prices on StarTimes. The bank mobile app is not only used for banking transactions, it also allows transactions like paying bills, recharging mobile numbers, etc. Below are the steps that can be taken to recharge StarTimes using any bank mobile app:

  • Download the bank’s mobile app that you use
  • Log in to the mobile app
  • Scroll down to the Pay bills section
  • Choose Cable TV
  • From the list of options provided, select StarTimes Payment
  • Enter the amount and the StarTimes card number
  • Scroll down to confirm and click on it
  • After confirmation, input your mobile app PIN and click ok
  • This automatically deducts your balance and subscribes your StarTimes decoder

StarTimes Subscription Code

With a mobile phone, one can recharge their StarTimes decoder, even without having access to the internet. The phone method was made possible with the adoption of USSD codes. The USSD codes can be used to recharge or continue the subscription of any StarTimes bouquet, regardless of price.

Different Subscription Codes for StarTimes Bouquets

There are quite a number of codes to be used in subscribing to Startimes bouquets. Most of these codes are managed by banks and other financial institutions. Below are some of the USSD codes to subscribe to StarTimes.

StarTimes Subscription Code for First Bank

To successfully subscribe to StarTimes using the first bank’s USSD code, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *894#
  • Scroll down or next to the option with bills and input the number representing it
  • Insert your StarTimes IUC number
  • Select the bouquet
  • Finally, insert your transfer PIN

You can also use the First Bank USSD code to subscribe by dialing *894* Amount* IUC Number # and then entering the transfer PIN.

StarTimes Subscription Code for Access Bank

  • From your device, dial *901# and choose Option 4 for Other Services
  • Additionally, select 1 for Bill Payments and input the number for your cable TV subscription as seen on your screen
  • Follow the on-screen instructions after entering your smartcard or IUC number
  • Before you make a payment, double-check your input one final time

You can also dial *901*IUC Number*Amount#, and then input the transfer PIN.

StarTimes Subscription Code for FCMB

FCMB provided a standard USSD code for subscribing to StarTimes bouquets. To do this, simply dial *322*214*IUC number*Amount#, then input your PIN.

StarTimes Subscription Code for GTBank

Guarantee Trust Bank customers can subscribe to their StarTimes package using the USSD code. The short way of doing this subscription is to dial *737*37*amount*Smartcard or IUC number#, then confirm with your PIN.

StarTimes Subscription Code for Union Bank

Union Bank customers are not left behind in subscribing to StarTimes using the USSD code. Below are the steps to subscribing to StarTimes using the Union Bank USSD code:

  • *826# is the number to dial
  • Scroll to the option with bills and type in the number that represents it
  • Enter your StarTimes IUC number here
  • Choose a bouquet
  • Finally, enter your PIN for confirmation

StarTimes Subscription Code for Zenith Bank

  • Dial *966# using your mobile phone
  • Dial 8 to move to the next option list
  • To select bills, enter 12 into the input box.
  • Enter your IUC number
  • Enter the amount of the bouquet to subscribe
  • Then insert your transfer PIN

Customers can simply subscribe by dialing *966*7*Amount*IUC number#, then insert PIN.

StarTimes Subscription with Interswitch USSD Code

Before you begin, keep in mind that it will only work if you use the phone number associated with your bank account. How to use an Interswitch USSD code to pay for Startimes subscription packages;

From your phone, dial the shortcode *322*1*subscription code*amount #.

StarTimes Subscription Using the ATM

To recharge your Startimes subscription at an ATM machine, follow the procedures below. It’s worth noting that only ATMs marked with the Quickteller logo may be used to pay bills, including Startimes subscription. Here’s how to use an ATM to top up your Startimes account:

  • Insert your bank card—Verve, MasterCard, etc.—first
  • Click PROCEED after entering your ATM card password
  • Select Quickteller and then Pay
  • Bill from the drop-down menu
  • Select the sort of bank account you’re using—either savings, current, or, if applicable, the Merchant Code
  • The merchant code to enter for Startimes users in Nigeria is 240534
  • A screen appears that asks for a customer reference
  • This is where you enter your Startimes Smartcard number, after which a screen with the payment amount displays
  • Input the desired payment amount, which must be precise for current Startimes Bouquet pricing or in multiples of that amount that will run in months
  • Follow the on-screen steps to finish the purchase, and you’ll get a confirmation screen
  • You will get a message confirming your subscription

How To Subscribe StarTimes Through POS

POS can be used to pay for your StarTimes subscription. If you choose this method of payment, the POS representative will assist you. Following these steps will allow you to pay for your StarTimes subscription using a POS machine:

  • Put your ATM card in the slot and input the card pin
  • Choose PayArena from the list of alternatives
  • Select the option to pay bills and the bank account type for the ATM card
  • Choose DSTV from the list of possible billers
  • Pick your favorite bouquet
  • Enter your phone number as well as the smartcard number
  • To finish the purchase, choose yes

StarTimes Bouquets, Channel Lists, and Its Prices

StarTimes provides a wide range of channels through its different bouquets. In Nigeria, they are known to have the best prices to compare with other cable TV providers. We categorized the bouquets into three sections. The following are the StarTimes packages available on their channel list and the prices.

StarTimes Daily Subscription Plan

This is a subscription plan that is targeted at low-income or daily earners that cannot afford the bigger subscription. Below are the subscription packages available for daily plans in Startimes:

  • Daily 100 Naira-StarTimes Sports VIP
  • Every day, 200 Naira-StarTimes MAX VIP

StarTimes Antenna Bouquet

The bouquets under this section are mostly used by mid-class StarTimes customers, and they include the following.

Nova Bouquet

The subscription cost of Nova Bouquet is N900 per month. The package presents a total of 31 TV channels and they include:

  • Nigbati TV
  • Jimjam
  • ST Dadin Kowa
  • NTA News 24
  • Galaxy TV
  • Plus TV Africa
  • E-Stars
  • Orisun
  • Farin Wata
  • NTA Knowledge
  • Iqraa
  • TVC NG
  • WAP TV
  • CGTN
  • Rave TV
  • NTA Hausa
  • NTA Yoruba
  • NTA Igbo
  • Wazobia TV
  • Dove TV
  • Liberty
  • AMC
  • ST Guide
  • ST Sports Focus
  • CNC World
  • AWA TV
  • ST Kungfu
  • Emmanuel TV
  • ST Real-Time
  • TVBC
  • Border TV

Basic Bouquet

The basic bouquet is a N1,700 worth bouquet. The package comes with 40 different StarTimes channels, which are listed below:

  • Nina TV E
  • BBC World News
  • D. TV
  • Star Life
  • ESPN
  • ST Novela E
  • ST Rise
  • Love Nature
  • NTA E
  • Sky News
  • Toonami
  • TNT Africa
  • TVC News
  • Nickelodeon
  • Area Ten
  • Nigezie
  • TBN
  • Zee Cinema
  • Al Jazeera
  • TA Parliamentary
  • ST Zone
  • AMC Series
  • AMC Movies
  • CGTN Documentary
  • ST Gospel
  • ST SA Music
  • ST Sports Life
  • ST Sports Arena
  • ST Sino Drama
  • Africa News
  • ST Yoruba
  • FOX Life
  • NGW
  • CNBC
  • Isi Mbido
  • ST Naija
  • Trace Mziki
  • ST Kids
  • EWTN
  • Arewa 24

Classic Bouquet

The bouquet has the highest subscription under the StarTimes antenna bouquet as it costs N2,500. The bouquet contains 24 TV channels and they are as follows:

  • ST Adepa
  • Fine Living
  • Fox News
  • ESPN 2
  • Colors
  • MTV Base
  • ST Nollywood Plus
  • ST Bollywood
  • Star Gold
  • ST Movies Plus
  • Star Plus
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Eurosport News
  • Baby TV
  • Fox
  • ST Sports Premium
  • Discovery Family
  • Fashion One
  • ST Soul
  • Investigation Discovery
  • E!
  • National Geographic Wild
  • National Geographic
  • ST World Football Hd
  • ST Novela E Plus
  • Dreamworks
  • Cbeebies
  • Tlnovelas

StarTimes Dish Bouquets

StarTimes offers five distinct dish decoder subscription packages, each with a variety of educational and entertaining channels.

StarTimes Nova

This bouquet is the least in StarTimes nova subscription. It has a subscription price of N900 per month for 30 TV channels. Below is the list of channels available for this bouquet:

  • Nigbati TV
  • NTA Sports 24
  • E. TV
  • ST Dadin Kowa
  • Channels
  • Plus TV Africa
  • E-Stars
  • Orisun
  • Farin Wata
  • TVC News
  • Iqraa
  • WAP TV
  • AIT
  • Da Vinci
  • ST Swahili
  • ST Sports Focus
  • ST Zone
  • AMC Movies
  • NBS
  • CGTN Documentary
  • Mindset Learn
  • ST Gospel
  • Channel Ten
  • CNC World
  • CCTV 4
  • ST Kungfu
  • Emmanuel TV
  • CGTN F
  • Border TV

StarTimes Sports Plus

The package is targeted at sports lovers who can’t afford a higher subscription. StarTimes sports plus subscription price is N1,200 per month and it provides 3 sports TV channels and they are:

  • ST Sports Life
  • ST Sports Premium
  • ST World Football HD

StarTimes Smart Bouquet

The bouquet is an expanded package under the dish bouquets, which costs N2,200 for a month. The package has a total of 37 TV channels for its customers, and they are as follows:

  • ST Adepa
  • Nina TV E
  • Fine Living
  • Jimjam
  • Bbc World News
  • Star Life
  • ESPN
  • ST Africa
  • DW
  • Star Plus
  • ST Novela E
  • ST Rise
  • Love Nature
  • Sky News
  • Toonami
  • TNT Africa
  • Nickelodeon
  • Area Ten
  • Nigezie
  • Zee Cinema
  • Al Jazeera
  • Dove TV
  • AMC Series
  • France 24 E
  • Fashion One
  • ST SA Music
  • ST Sports Life
  • ST Sports Arena
  • ST Sino Drama
  • E!
  • Africa News
  • ST Yoruba
  • NGW
  • NDTV 24×7
  • Isi Mbido
  • ST Naija
  • Trace Mziki
  • ST Kids
  • EWTN
  • Arewa 24

StarTimes Super

This is one of the best packages under the StarTimes dish bouquet. The subscription price of this bouquet is N4,500 monthly. It has 25 TV channels for its customers and they include the following:

  • Fox News
  • Bloomberg
  • Colors
  • ESPN 2
  • MTV Base
  • MSNBC
  • ST Nollywood Plus
  • Star Gold
  • ST Bollywood
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • ST Movies Plus
  • FOX
  • Baby TV
  • ST Soul
  • ST Sports Premium
  • Classica
  • Fuel Tv
  • Ebony Life
  • ID
  • ST World Football Hd
  • ST Novela E Plus
  • NGC
  • Cbeebies
  • Dreamworks
  • TLNovelas

StarTimes Chinese

The bouquet features mostly Chinese channels which have a monthly subscription price of N6,600. The bouquet contains 20 TV channels which include:

  • CCTV 6
  • CCTV 13
  • CCTV 9
  • CCTV 5+
  • 浙江卫视
  • China Movies Channel
  • 福建卫视
  • 东方卫视
  • CCTV 娱乐
  • 北京卫视
  • Hunan World
  • 天津卫视
  • 江苏卫视
  • CCTV 4
  • Phoenix Info
  • 凤凰CNE
  • CTI Asia
  • 南方卫视
  • 中国影视
  • ST KUNGFU

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