No doubt that if you want to buy the best decoder/set box in Kenya,you have to select one with clear signal and with less subscription costs.
Currently, there are four main types of digital set boxes in Kenya, namely: GoTV, DSTV, BambaTV and Startimes
After doing research for 6 months, we have come up with the following conclusion:
Startimes is so far the best set box to buy in Kenya since it has very strong signal and it’s not expensive like other set boxes.
The set box has two options; there are channels which are free and others which the customer must subscribe monthly in order to watch.
Startimes has over 70 free channels where all the local channels are free to watch.
Basic Startimes decoder costs Ksh 3,200 and they are found in all Uchumi Supermarkets and other supermarkets in Kenya.
DSTV and GOTV are basically of similar family .Multi choice Africa.The only diversity they have is Dstv got more channels than its other counterpart. in addition to that, of course it’s pricey. Multi choice is very reliable at times except when it rains, the signal reception is null or very poor, in cases where u have a satellite dish as the antenna receptor.And of course one can subscribe to packages of their desire , each package got its price.
Bamba TVs are the most common set boxes in Kenya and regarded as the best because they are absolutely free.
Though the signal sometimes goes on and off,the decoder is recommended for low and middle income earners since there are no monthly charges associated with subscriptions.
Bamba TV decoder costs Ksh 3,200 and they are found in Uchumi Supermarkets and other major supermarkets.
If you are lucky to have a well-functioning set box, you will enjoy a variety of free channels.
One of the best things I like about Zuku is that it has a package for internet subscription where you pay Ksh 1,200 per month to get free internet.You can also watch local channels for free,including some additional channels but most channels are not free to watch.