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Full List of StarTimes Subscriptions & How to Subscribe Quickly

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Are you tired of missing out on your favorite TV shows and channels because you’re unsure about how to pay for your StarTimes subscriptions?

Look no further! We have got you covered. 

Picture Source: StarTimesNG Instagram Page

StarTimes has become a household name across the continent, offering local and international content at affordable prices since its introduction to Nigeria.

With StarTimes, you can choose from a variety of subscription tiers based on your viewing interests. But understanding how to pay for your subscription is key to enjoying uninterrupted entertainment. 

Thankfully, StarTimes offers various subscription methods to suit your needs, whether you prefer the convenience of online options or the accessibility of offline methods.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the different subscription options that StarTimes provides and the process of subscribing quickly and hassle-free. Let’s dive in!

StarTimes Subscriptions And Prices

StarTimes provides its users with three distinct subscription options. Specifically, the Nova, Basic, and Classic bouquets.

Source: StarTimes Instagram Page

Both the offered bouquets and the channels have varying costs. The quality of the offered channels increases with the bouquet pricing.

Let us go over each of these subscriptions below and the channels they offer. 

StarTimes Nova Subscription

The most economical choice is the Nova Package, which offers basic channel access at a reasonable cost. It comes with 34 channels and costs only 1,700 naira per month.

StarTimes Nova Channels

  • Orisun
  • Farin Wata
  • NTA Knowledge
  • TVC
  • Wap TV
  • CGTN
  • Rave Tv
  • NTA Hausa
  • NTA Ikanni Ooduwa
  • NTA Igbo
  • Wazobia Tv
  • Dove Tv
  • JimJam
  • Dasin Kowa
  • NTA24 News
  • Galaxy Tv
  • Channels
  • E-Stars
  • Liberty
  • AMC
  • ST Guide
  • ST Sports Focus
  • NTA Lagos
  • NTA Lagos 10
  • CNC World
  • AWA Tv
  • KungFu
  • Emmanuel Tv
  • TVC
  • Border Tv
  • Nigbati
  • NTA24 Sports
  • Plus Tv Africa

Startimes Basic Subscription

The Basic Package includes a wider selection of channels, making it suitable for families and entertainment enthusiasts. For about 3,000 Naira a month, you may get 83 channels with the Basic bouquet, including the 34 channels available on the StarTimes Nova package. 

Additional channels on the Basic subscription include

  • BBC World News
  • E.tv
  • ESPN
  • Silverbird Tv
  • NTA E
  • Nickelodeon
  • Xtremely Nigerian
  • TVC News
  • Aljazeera
  • TVBC
  • African News
  • ST Yoruba
  • Fox Life
  • National Geographic Wild
  • CNBC
  • ST Naija
  • Trace Mziki
  • Arewa24
  • ST Novela E
  • M6 Music
  • TBN Yetu
  • RT
  • ZEE Bollywood movies
  • ST Kids
  • EWTN
  • AIT
  • NTA Parliamentary
  • ST Zone
  • CGTN Documentary
  • ST Gospel
  • Kasi Music
  • ST Sports Life
  • Sports Arena
  • Sino Drama
  • AM (African Movie channel)
  • SLBC Entertainment
  • ST Afrik
  • StarLife
  • Sky News
  • Toonami
  • Star Tv
  • Kartoon Channel
  • PBO
  • TNT
  • Real Madrid Tv
  • Area Ten

StarTimes Classic Subscription

StarTimes’ highest-tier subscription is the Classic Package. This subscription gives you access to more premium channels and better entertainment. The 104-channel Classic bouquet is available for just 4,500 Naira a month. Channels include the 83 channels available on the StarTimes Basic package and more.

  • Fox News
  • ESPN 2
  • Bollywood HD
  • Novela E Plus
  • Dream Works
  • ZEE One
  • ST Dep
  • ST Mania
  • Colors
  • StarGold
  • Movies Plus
  • StarPlus
  • EURO Sports News
  • Baby Tv
  • ST Sports Premium
  • E!
  • National Geographic
  • ST World Football HD
  • Nollywood Plus
  • Dizi

Subscribing on Your StarTimes Decoder

There are many ways to subscribe to StarTimes, and the options range from online to offline. StarTimes also has an app that you can use for easier and faster access. Let’s go through the options available to you. 

Using the StarTimes ON App

To pay for your StarTimes subscriptions or bouquets using the StarTimes ON app, use the guidelines below

  1. Install the StarTimes ON app on your smartphone after downloading it. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the StarTimes app, then enter your phone number or email address to register or log in. To connect your decoder to your app, you will also need to input your smart card number.
  3. Tap the Me icon located in the app’s lower right corner. Information about your account, including your name, phone number, smart card number, and subscription status, will be displayed to you.
  4. Tap the “Recharge” or “Pay” icon located in the upper-right corner of the application. A list of choices will appear.
  5. To pay for your membership, select your preferred choice and follow the app’s instructions. Both your bouquet and your payment option must be chosen. Your bank account, mobile wallet, debit card, or recharge card can all be used to pay for your subscription. To finish the transaction, make the payment.

Subscribing to StarTimes Using Your Bank Mobile App

To pay for your StarTimes subscriptions or Bouquets using your bank’s mobile app, follow these steps. Make sure that, when you pay, your decoder is turned on.

  1. Launch the bank’s mobile app, then use your account number, card number, PIN, or OTP to register or log in.
  2. In the app’s upper-left corner, tap the menu icon. Some options will appear to you, including Transfer, Airtime, and Bills.
  3. Click Bills and select Cable TV. A list of cable TV companies, including StarTimes and others, will be displayed.
  4. Enter your smart card number after selecting StarTimes. Your StarTimes card has an 11-digit number printed on it that is your smart card number. It is also available on the StarTimes app and your Decoder.
  5. Once you choose your bouquet, the amount of each will be selected right away.
  6. Verify your payment information, then finish the purchase. A confirmation message will show up on your phone.

Subscribing to StarTimes Using Your Bank’s USSD Codes

Another quick option to pay for your StarTimes subscription is via USSD; simply pick Pay Bills/Cable TV Bills, choose StarTimes, enter your smartcard number, and follow the prompts to finish the payment.

  • Access Bank: *901#
  • ALAT Bank: *945#
  • Eco Bank: *326#
  • Fidelity Bank: *770#
  • First Bank: *894#
  • Heritage Bank: *322*00#
  • Keystone Bank: *7111#
  • Polaris Bank: *833#
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank: *909#
  • Sterling Bank: *822#
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA): *919#
  • Union Bank: *826#
  • Unity Bank: *7799#
  • Wema Bank: *945#
  • Guaranty Trust Bank, *737#
  • Zenith Bank: *966#

Subscribing to StarTimes Using QuickTeller

StarTimes has included an additional payment platform to facilitate the decoder’s refilling. Security and safety are built into the platform’s design. Using the QuickTeller platform, successfully recharge and view StarTimes subscription costs by following these steps. Note that you will need an Interswitch ATM card or a Verve card to accomplish this.

  1. Click here to access the Quickteller website and log in.
  2. To do this, you will make use of a Verve card or an Interswitch atm card
  3. Make sure you have a registered phone number and email.
  4. To log in and activate your account, you will need to input the activation code that you will get via email.
  5. To make a payment, click the “Make Payments” tile.
  6. Using the drop-down arrow, choose a service category.
  7. Select StarTimes from a range of cable television bills.
  8. Enter the amount, phone number, email address, and smartcard number.
  9. Click Continue to proceed with your payment.
  10. After a successful transaction, your StarTimes TV decoder and account will be reconnected in 10 minutes

How to Subscribe StarTimes with PalmPay

To subscribe to StarTimes with Palmpay, follow the instructions.

  1. Enter your user credentials to log into your PalmPay account.
  2. Select TV from the menu.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose StarTimes as your biller.
  4. Type the number on your smart card.
  5. Choose the plan to which you wish to subscribe (each plan’s pricing will be displayed alongside it).
  6. Select Next after you have confirmed the bouquet you wish to subscribe to.
  7. Select Pay if you have sufficient funds in your balance to cover the amount.
  8. If not, you can use your bank card to make the payment.
  9. Click on PAY AMOUNT

How to Subscribe to StarTimes with OPAY

Picture Source: StarTimes Facebook Page

Install the OPAY app on your smartphone after downloading it. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Ensure that your decoder is turned on while making payments.

  1. Launch the OPAY app, then enter your phone number or email address to finish the registration process.
  2. Please tap the TV icon located in the app’s upper-right corner.
  3. Enter your smart card number and double-check the details you provided.
  4. After choosing your membership period, a list of choices will appear.
  5. Choose your bouquet bundle and cost.
  6. Press enter to enter your PIN.
  7. Obtain the payment receipt after waiting for a confirmation message on your phone.

Subscribing to StarTimes through POS 

In case the options already listed are not feasible for you, you can try subscribing via a point-of-sale (POS) agent. The steps to follow are:

  1. Find the StarTimes store or POS agent that is closest to you.
  2. Tell the POS agent or StarTimes store representative the bouquet you wish to subscribe to, along with your smart card number.
  3. Use a voucher or cash to pay the subscription fee. The bouquet you select will determine the subscription cost.
  4. Get the payment receipt after waiting for a confirmation message on your phone. 


In conclusion, navigating StarTimes subscriptions doesn’t have to be daunting anymore. Throughout this article, we delved into the various options available for subscribing to StarTimes, ensuring that you never have to miss out on your favorite shows and channels again.

Whether you prefer to subscribe from the comfort of your home or the accessibility of offline methods, StarTimes has made it possible for you to enjoy uninterrupted entertainment tailored to your viewing interests.

So, next time you find yourself needing to renew your StarTimes subscription, remember the quick and hassle-free options explored here. 


How many channels does the StarTimes decoder have?

The StarTimes decoder offers access to over 200 channels, providing a diverse range of TV shows and movies to cater to various preferences.

Which channel is free on StarTimes?

StarTimes offers several Nigerian channels for free under the Free-to-Air (FTA) category. These channels include Channels TV, Galaxy TV, AIT, NTA, Silverbird TV, LTV, MBI, Super Screen, African Movie Network, TVC, MITV, AKBC, ABS, and ITV.

What are the packages in StarTimes?

StarTimes offers a variety of subscription packages to suit different preferences and budgets:

  • StarTimes NOVA Bouquet: Price is N1,500 per month.
  • StarTimes Basic Bouquet: Price is N2,600 per month.
  • StarTimes Classic Bouquet: Price is N3,800 per month.


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