NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Chinese digital television service provider,
StarTimes has revolutionized streaming of the 2018 FIFA World
Cup matches in Kenya through use of a mobile phone application.
The StarTimes App
tailor made for the ongoing World Cup matches taking place in
Russia is helping Kenyan soccer lovers watch their favorite
teams square each other on their smart phones at an affordable
Ann Njeri, the
Quality Analyst and Team Leader of Customer Care Department at
StarTimes in Kenya said football lovers have relished streaming
live matches through the sleek mobile application.
“The StarTimes App
has been in existence for some time but an updated version was
launched in early June to enable Kenyans watch the World Cup
matches at their convenience,” said Njeri.
“It is possible for
anybody with a smart phone to watch a match while traveling and
this is an exciting development for soccer lovers in this
country,” She added.
The StarTimes App
that was first released in the market in October 2014 is
available in 45 African countries including Kenya.
It can be downloaded
from Google or App Store, anchored on all smart phone platforms
like Android, IOS and users can access more than 60 channels on
sports, entertainment, news and business.
In Kenya, the
StarTimes App has struck a chord with football lovers who do not
require a television station to watch any World Cup tournament.
affordability and quality have become the defining features of
the StarTimes App that has animated Kenyan soccer lovers of all
“The services are
very affordable and the App is not limited to registered
StarTimes subscribers only but is open to all. With as little as
0.3 dollars, one can watch all matches in one day and for 2.4
dollars, one can watch all the matches for one month,” said
lovers admitted that the StarTimes App has been a game changer
during this World Cup season.
“I have the latest
version of StarTimes App and it has served me well and more
importantly, I have been able to livestream World Cup matches
without any hitch,” remarked Innocent Bahati, a Nairobi-based
Joseph Ayal, a
college student said the StarTimes App has enabled him to watch
the repeat matches since the live ones are usually played when
he is attending a lecture.
“As a student, I am
in class most of the time and find it convenient to watch the
repeat world Cup matches via the StarTimes App,” said Ayal.