How to Install GOtv in Ghana

GOtv is a popular satellite television service in Ghana that offers a variety of channels, including sports, movies, news, and entertainment. If you’re thinking of subscribing to GOtv, you’ll need to install the decoder and antenna yourself. It’s a relatively easy process, but it’s important to follow the instructions carefully.

In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps on how to install GOtv in Ghana. We’ll cover everything from connecting the decoder to your TV to pointing the antenna in the right direction. By the end of this post, you’ll be able to install GOtv like a pro.

Can I Install GOtv By Myself?

Yes, you can install GOtv by yourself.

How to Install GOtv in Ghana

  1. Pull the cable through the middle of the antenna grid.
  2. Screw the cable onto the yellow plastic box of the antenna. ( Make sure that the cable is long enough to reach from the antenna to your TV)
  3. Slide over the waterproof sleeve. ( The waterproof sleeve will help to protect the cable from water damage)
  4. Clip the green plastic box and the red plastic box on the antenna into the green plastic clip and the red plastic clip on the antenna grid, until they click. (Green connects to green and red connects with red.)
  5. Place the U bracket through the middle of the antenna.
  6. Place the first pole bracket over the U bracket with the flat side against the GOtenna grid.
  7. Fasten the second pole bracket around the pole using the wing nuts provided.
  8. Find a clear site that has no obstructions between the GOtenna and the signal transmitter.
  9. Point the GOtenna towards the transmitter.
  10. Slowly move your GOtenna to the left or the right until the strongest signal is found. You will be able to see this on the signal lever bar displayed on your TV.
  11. Fix your GOtenna in its position.

How to Install Your GOtv Decoder

  1. Connect the AV cables to the back of the decoder and TV. The yellow plug goes into the yellow port, the white plug goes into the white port, and the red plug goes into the red port.
  2. Connect the GOtenna to the RF IN plug on the decoder. If you have an HDMI cable, connect it instead.
  3. Plug the power cord into the decoder and then into an outlet.
  4. Turn on the TV and press the AV button on the remote control.
  5. The GOtv logo will appear on the screen after 20 seconds. The set-up screen will appear a few seconds later.
  6. If the decoder does not complete scanning, it will take you to the signal detection screen. Point the GOtenna in the direction of the GOtv transmitter and move it until the signal is strongest.
  7. Once you see the GOchannel, your decoder is ready for activation.

If you’re having trouble getting a good signal, you may need to reposition your antenna. Try moving it to a different location or adjusting the angle of the antenna.

How to Activate GOtv

Here are the steps on how to activate your GOtv decoder:

  1. Make sure that your decoder is connected to your TV and that you are receiving a signal.
  2. Turn on your TV and decoder.
  3. Press the “Menu” button on your decoder remote control.
  4. Select “Activate”.
  5. Enter your decoder’s IUC number (10-digit number located on the sticker on the back of the decoder).
  6. Enter your surname.
  7. Enter your mobile phone number.
  8. Select your city.
  9. Select your GOtv package.
  10. Enter your payment details.
  11. Click “Activate”.

Your decoder will be activated and you will be able to start watching GOtv.

Here are the alternative ways to activate your GOtv decoder:

  • USSD: Dial *288# on your phone and follow the prompts.
  • SMS: Send an SMS with the following format to 4688:
ACTIVATE <IUC number> <surname> <mobile number> <city> <package>
  • Online: You can also activate your decoder online by visiting the GOtv website.

Once your decoder is activated, you will receive a confirmation SMS or email. You can also check your activation status by logging into your GOtv account online.


Installing GOtv in Ghana is a simple process that can be completed in a few minutes. By following the steps in this blog post, you can be watching your favorite channels in no time.