How to Pay for StarTimes Subscription

Paying for your StarTimes subscription has become very easy. You do not need to visit a StarTimes center, all you need is a mobile phone and an internet connection.

StarTimes stands out as one of the most affordable Satellite TV options in Nigeria. It is notable for its affordability, offering more budget-friendly rates compared to other Satellite TV providers. You have various options to pay for your StarTimes Subscription:

Mobile Banking

Here’s how to use your mobile banking to pay for StarTimes subscription:

  • First, make sure you have your bank’s mobile banking app on your phone.
  • Launch the app once it’s installed.
  • Look for a section called “Bill Payments.”
  • Within this section, find an option like “Pay CableTV” or “Pay TV subscription.”
  • Look for StarTimes in the list of options and select it.
  • Input your StarTimes Smart card number.
  • Enter the amount you want to pay and complete the payment process.

Startimes App

To pay for your StarTimes Subscription using the StarTimes app, follow these steps:

  • Get the StarTimes mobile app by downloading it.
  • At the top of the app, select “SIGN IN.”
  • If you don’t have an account, sign up to begin with StarTimes ON.
  • Opt for the StarTimes decoder service option and choose the recharge option.
  • If you’ve previously recharged StarTimes, your Smart card number and subscription status will be visible.
  • Tap the letterbox symbol in the top right corner of the SmartCard.
  • Select the duration you want to recharge for and fill in the required details for your ATM card.
  • Tap the “Pay” button to initiate the payment and follow the prompts.
  • You will receive a notification confirming the successful payment.


You can easily subscribe to StarTimes through Cardvest. Follow these steps:

  • Get CardVest app from Google Play Store or App Store.
  • If you’re new, sign up for an account. If you have an account, log in.
  • Once logged in, you’ll see your dashboard. Find the “Cable” option and click on it.
  • Within the “Cable” section, pick “StarTimes” from the list of providers.
  • After choosing “StarTimes,” select the package you want.
  • Provide the number linked to your Startimes account.
  • Click the “Pay” button to start the payment process.
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Startimes Website

To pay for StarTimes subscription using the website, follow these steps:

  • Visit
  • Click ‘Recharge’
  • Enter your 11 digits smart card number and follow the prompts.
  • If it’s your first time recharging, set up a payment method.

Why is StarTimes Not Showing After Subscription?

There can be a few reasons why you’re not seeing Startimes channels after subscribing. Here are some possible explanations:

  1. Signal Problems: Sometimes, the signal from your antenna to the decoder could be weak or disrupted. Make sure all the wires are properly connected and check your antenna’s positioning. If using an indoor antenna, adjusting it might help.
  2. Loss of Channels: Weak signals can lead to channels disappearing. To resolve this, you can troubleshoot the signal using the same steps mentioned earlier.
  3. Service Interruption: Sometimes, service loss can happen due to technical glitches or maintenance. In such cases, the channels might not appear temporarily. You can check StarTimes official channels or website for announcements about service disruptions.
  4. Decoder Reboot: If your StarTimes decoder turns off and on on its own, it might seem like a malfunction. Try turning it off manually, waiting a bit, and then turning it back on.
  5. Decoder Power Failure: Make sure that your decoder has a stable power supply. Power fluctuations or outages can affect its functioning.
  6. Smartcard Errors: Issues with your smartcard can also cause channel problems. Make sure your smartcard is properly inserted.

StarTimes Nigeria Subscription Plans

There are various types of StarTimes decoders. For up-to-date information about prices of these decoders, check StarTimes website. Here are the types of StarTimes decoder.

  • StarTimes SD decoder
  • StarTimes HD decoder
  • StarTimes Combo decoder

Here are StarTimes Nigeria Subscription Plans:

  1. StarTimes Nova Bouquet (N900/month): This package costs N900 each month and provides you with 34 TV channels. It’s available for StarTimes Antenna users.
  2. StarTimes Basic Bouquet (N1700/month): Priced at N1700 monthly, this bouquet offers access to 77 TV channels. It’s designed for StarTimes Antenna users.
  3. StarTimes Classic Bouquet (N2500/month): For N2500 per month, you can enjoy the Classic Bouquet, which gives you access to 105 TV channels. This is also available for StarTimes Antenna users.
  4. StarTimes Chinese Bouquet (N6600/month): The Chinese Bouquet costs N6600 every month and provides access to 127 TV channels. It is available for StarTimes Dish users.

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