In 2023, Astro's set-top box is looking more and more attractive as the central hub for legitimate entertainment, compared to Android boxes that may be running tasks without permission.
We're living in the golden age of TV and we're spoiled for choice when it comes to what we can watch on our various screens. We think the TV viewing experience is still the best and its what your furniture is all pointed to anyway.
If you have an Astro subscription—or are thinking about it—here's a guide to all the streaming services on the box and how much they cost:
|Streaming App||What is it?||How to Access for Astro Customers|
|Netflix||TV shows, movies, documentaries from various Entertainment companies||Netflix Standard is FREE with the Movies Plus, Sports Plus, Entertainment Plus, Premium 2, Premium 3 and Platinum Packs. Other customers may add on for RM28/month (Basic), RM45/month (Standard) and RM55/month (Premium).|
|Disney+ Hotstar||TV shows, movies, and documentaries from Disney-owned properties||FREE with the Movies, Movies Plus, Premium 1, Premium 3 and Platinum Packs. Other customers may add on for only RM18.30/month or RM54.90/3 months.|
|HBO GO||TV shows, movies, documentaries from HBO (besides MAX)||FREE with the Movies, Movies Plus, Premium 1, Premium 3 and Platinum Packs.|
|beIN SPORTS CONNECT||Live sports including European football and motorsports||FREE with the Sports, Sports Plus, Premium 1, Premium 2 and Platinum Packs.|
|BBC Player||Selection of BBC productions and from BBC's linear channels||FREE with the Entertainment, Entertainment Plus, Premium 2, Premium 3 and Platinum Packs.|
*App content availability is dependent on the subscribed Pack. Full list here: https://promotions.astro.com.my/details/BBC
|Viu||TV shows, movies, documentaries from various Entertainment companies with a focus on Asian content||Viu Premium is FREE under the Asian Favourites bundle. Other customers may also purchase it as an add-on for as low as RM8.40/month (RRP: RM14.90).|
|TVBAnywhere+||TVB linear channel content On Demand||Available for FREE under the Chinese Favourites selection.|
|iQIYI||Asian entertainment and anime||All Astro customers may purchase iQIYI as an add-on:|
• Standard VIP: RM8.90/month (RRP: RM11.90)
• Premium VIP: RM12.90/month (RRP: RM17.90)
|WeTV||Asian entertainment by Tencent||WeTV VIP is available as an add-on for only RM10.50/month (RRP: RM11.90).|
|ZEE5||Hindi programs from Zee TV||ZEE5 Premium is available as an add-on for only RM10.60/month (RRP: RM14.90).|
Each streaming service has been paired with a relevant pack and are given free or at a discount. This is to say nothing of Astro's original programming that has been making waves lately like One Cent Thief, Liar, and Projek High Council.
This July, you can enjoy the best Asian shows from across the region, including:
- Highly anticipated K-Dramas: Numbers starring Kim Myung-soo of INFINITE and revenge-comedy series Delightfully Deceitful on Viu.
- Must-watch Chinese shows: fantasy drama Snow Eagle Lord and inspirational coming-of-age story Where Dreams Begin on WeTV; fantasy-romance Beauty of Resilience on iQIYI; and Hong Kong supernatural series Unchained Medley on TVBAnywhere+.
- New local shows to binge-watch: psychological thriller Alter-Naratif and romance-comedy Journal Sarahaeyo on Viu.
- For fans of South Asian entertainment: Hindi biopic based on India’s iconic home chef Tarla, Tamil action drama Kathar Basha Endra Muthuramalingam (premiering 7 July) and Telugu comedy show Maya Bazaar – For Sale (premiering 14 July) on ZEE5.
- Other shows you don’t want to miss: Indonesian romance series Mozachiko on WeTV and Marriage With Benefits on Viu.