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If video killed the radio star in the 1980s, video streaming platforms are the new cable TV in the 2020s. Some of us love curling up to a book, LOL-ing at memes or fawning over adorable animals. But others live for binge-watching. Which platform is the most worth it? We take you through some of the best. Honestly, we’d love to subscribe to everything…
Binge-worthy video streaming services in Singapore
What’s on: Netflix is probably the service that catapulted the video streaming scene to the top in the 2010s. Hey, it’s even the brainchild of the popular ‘Netflix and Chill’ buzzword. The platform is brimming with a wide selection of award-winning TV programmes, films, anime, documentaries and also Netflix originals such as Stranger Things, Bojack Horseman, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror and The Crown.
The cost: Subscription starts from $11.98/month for one screen, $15.98/month for two screens and $19.98/month for four screens. Stream them on all devices and download your fave programmes to watch them on the go. There’s also a free trial of 30 days.
Stream via Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
What’s on: We’ll admit that Amazon Prime Video doesn’t hold vast numbers like its contemporaries, but who needs quantity when it’s giving us quality content like Parks & Recreation, The Office, This Is Us and originals such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fleabag and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan? Explore further and you’ll also spot oldies like The Nanny and Downton Abbey
The cost: Subscription is at a low cost of $2.99/month with other Amazon Prime benefits like free and fast domestic delivery, and free international delivery. There’s also a free trial of 30 days and an option for you to download shows to watch on the go.
Stream via Amazon Prime Video
What’s on: Viddsee is a platform that curates engaging short films from Southeast Asian filmmakers and showcases them to a global audience. The ever-expanding library has drama, comedy, romance, action, horror genres spanning topics such as crime, polities, hope, inspiration, sexuality and family.
The cost: Watch all shows for free online or via the app. You can also download the shows to watch on the go.
Stream via Viddsee
What’s on: There’s no shame in admitting your love for reality TV. Hayu is here to indulge you in this guilty pleasure with NBCUniversal International shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives of New York City, Dance Moms and Million Dollar Listing.
The cost: There’s a flat subscription rate of $4.99/month, with a free one-month trial and an option for you to download shows to watch on the go
Stream via Hayu
What’s on: Go crazy with a smorgasbord of Asian dramas and variety series from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan (with English and Chinese subtitles). If you need a break from your K-drama, Viu also has access to amazing shows from Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC, and HGTV, so expect endless binge-watch fun.
The cost: Register for a free account or get the Viu Premium subscription at $7.98/month to enjoy ad-free and priority viewing in HD, unlimited downloads and an all-access pass to movies and kids series
Stream via Viu
What’s on: If you love movies but don’t have cable TV, HBO Go is your best bet. You’re definitely spoilt for choice with limitless access to award-winning HBO and HBO Asia original series and movies, Hollywood blockbusters and Asian content. That includes everything from the six TV channels: HBO, HBO Hits, HBO Family, HBO Signature, Cinemax and Red by HBO.
The cost: Subscribe via the HBO GO app at $13.98/month or through a local operator (various fees apply)
Stream via HBO Go
What’s on: Closer to home, we’ve got MeWatch, which holds a vast number of local on-demand TV shows and a steady stream of Hollywood and Asian movies. Watch current local dramas from Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham, or take a trip down memory lane with gems such as Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd.
The cost: Register for a free account or subscribe to MeWatch Prime at $9.90/month to skip ads, enjoy priority viewing of dramas and get unlimited downloads for offline viewing
Stream via MeWatch
What’s on: If documentaries are more your scene, Iwonder is all you’ll need. Stay entertained (and educated) all day with thought-provoking current affairs programmes, award-winning documentaries and more.
The cost: Subscription fee is at $6.99/month with a month of free trial. Or get a yearly subscription at $69.90.
Stream via Iwonder
What’s on: It’s no surprise that Apple jumped on the OTT bandwagon since it was a streaming platform before the whole phenomena. Now, you can also stream Apple TV+ originals featuring big names like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell starring in The Morning Show, Jason Mamoa in See, and Oprah Winfrey herself in Oprah’s Book Club.
The cost: Subscription fee is at $6.98/month with a free seven-day trial. Purchase any Apple device to enjoy a year of free subscription.
Stream via Apple TV+
What’s on: Disney lovers, rejoice as the streaming platform is finally launching on 23 February 2021! Dip your toes into the world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star with over 500 films and 15,000 episodes of content for choice.
The cost: Subscription fee is at $11.98/month or $119.98/year
Stream via Disney+
What’s on: India’s premium video stream platform has arrived in Singapore. Be spoilt for choice with myriad content like the latest Hindi, Tamil and regional movies and original series, top-rated variety shows, dramas from leading TV channels and live Indian Premier League cricket matches.
The cost: Subscribe online or via the Hotstar app at $69.98/year
Stream via Hotstar
Now, you can easily stay up to date on the latest movies and TV series with this mix of elite video streaming services.