Zuku, a product of Wananchi Group, has been in the country for a while. Its satellite TV offers in excess of 100 local and international channels, categorized under bouquets that are priced differently.
At present the company has three Satellite TV bouquets; Zuku Poa, Classic and Premium. There is also a fiber Internet and free phone services. Although, in order to get phone and Internet services, you must be connected to Zuku fiber.
Zuku has a couple of advantages and disadvantages as compared to the other Pay TV decoders available in the Kenyan market. If you have been an ardent follower of our blog, you must have read our posts about GoTV decoders and the channels they have to offer, Startimes decoder prices and costs as well as FTA Tv channels. If you haven’t, then it might be a good idea to go through them before you compare them to Zuku.
First, Zuku operates quite differently from Go TV , Startimes, and Bamba TV. While the mentioned decoders require a normal aerial to function, this is a satellite TV, meaning that you need a satellite receiver to access their channels.
The Zuku satellite receiver is not inconvenient though, and personally, I do not classify it as a disadvantage. In terms of channels, Zuku fairs on well with a couple of great international and local channels. I also find it to be the only decoder that promotes local content. If you love local programs and sports, you will enjoy lots of basketball and rugby games. However, if you are into international sports too, you are in for a disappointment.
**Update: Zuku has introduced quite a number of sports channels in recent times. They include Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, MCS sports, and Kombat Sports.
Payment is easy; thanks to their M-Pesa Paybill number (320320), and their customer care services is way above others.
Zuku Kenya Satellite TV Bouquets and Subscription costs
Zuku Satellite TV offers a choice of 3 bouquets, namely, Zuku Poa, Classic and Premium. Poa goes for Ksh899 per month. It has 53 TV channels and 51 radio channels. Zuku classic bouquet goes for Ksh1,299 per month, has 74 TV channels, 51 Radio channels and local TV channels. The premium bouquet goes for Ksh2, 399 per month, has 97 video channels, 51 radio channels and all the local channels. Zuku Kenya also has an Asian package that has in excess of 27 channels and is available for Ksh999 per month.
Unlike GoTv, Star times and the other free to air Set Top Boxes, Zuku TV does not offer any of its packages free of charge. If you need Zuku Kenya free to air channels and many local programming channels available under Signet and Pang, you will have to subscribe into any of the bouquets offered.
Buying the decoder, and setting it up will cost you a minimum of Ksh3, 999.
Zuku TV Channels List
The channels offered matter more than anything else does when it comes to pay TV in Kenya. Zuku has many channels and some of them are offered in HD. If you need to know whether you will watch Zuku premium channels or free to air channels on your chosen bouquet, the following list will come in handy.
If you are comfortable with Pay TV, Zuku is the closest to DSTV and it is fairly priced. If you need to watch TV and still connect to the internet, consider installing the fiber package, as long as you stay in areas that are covered.
If you need a free to air decoder without any monthly payments, feel free to check out our list of FTA decoders in Kenya right now. Overall, Zuku is a great choice.