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The Best TV Streaming Services in Singapore 2020: Netflix Vs HBO Vs Viu Vs HBO GO and More

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Ask any of your friends and most of them will probably have a subscription to a TV streaming service. Netflix, HBO, Viu, are just some of the TV streaming services available for subscription.

With the Circuit Breaker measures in place, most of us wind up being at home, looking for things to do. While activities such as baking, exercising and gaming can be ways to rewind, sometimes, just sitting back and watching your favourite show can be relaxing as well!

When it comes to TV streaming services, Netflix is the most popular option. However, there are other competitive streaming services accessible in Singapore. You can choose from Viu, HBO, and more depending on your preference and budget. During this time, when movement is restricted, it is a good idea to compare different options and determine what you wish to view.

Here’s A Comparison Of The Different TV Streaming Services

Streaming Service Monthly Subscription Fee What Is It Popular For
NetflixStarts from $11.98Netflix Originals such as Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Narcos and many more
Amazon Prime Video $2.99Affordability and a worthwhile selection of older shows and movies
HBO GOStarts at $13.98HBO Originals such as Game of Thrones
meWatch Prime (Formerly Toggle Prime)$9.90MediaCorp dramas and Originals
Viu Premium $7.98Korean shows and drama
Singtel TV GoStarts from $6.90Over 160 catch up and live channels
Starhub Go$29.80More than 80 channels
Apple TV+$6.98New monthly Apple TV originals

8 Most Famous Streaming Services In Singapore

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1. Netflix

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AS the most widely used streaming service in Singapore, Netflix has provided Singaporeans with a wide range of TV shows and movies.

It is also generally well-known around the world as the ultimate American streaming platform that took over the TV scene. The service is famous for its wide range of content of dramas and movies that include Netflix Originals such as Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Witcher, Kingdom and Never Have I Ever.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Free Trial$0Valid for only 30 days
Basic$11.98 per monthOnly 1 User. No HD option available
Standard$15.98 per monthUp to 3 Users. HD option available.
Premium$19.98 per month Up to 4 Users. HD/Ultra HD option available.

2. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has a fairly impressive library of shows, including popular Originals such as The Men in the High Castle, Good Omens. They also have well-known American shows like NCIS, Two and a Half Men and The Office.

Some people might find the movie library to be a bit dated with its older options, but there are always some classics gems ranging from the timeless Mean Girls to Mr. & Mrs Smith.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Amazon Prime$2.99 per monthAll-inclusive subscription

3. HBO GO

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HBO GO is the popular streaming service for a total of 6 HBO channels that include Red by HBO, Cinemax, HBO Hits, HBO Family, HBO Signature, and HBO.

Game of Thrones sent the channel to sparing heights. Other shows that have gained widespread viewership include The Sopranos, Big Pretty Lies, Westworld, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Singtel post-paid plans$0Free for subscribers for 24 months
meWATCH, Starhub & Singtel$13.98 per monthNo contract
1 year plan: meWATCH$111.98Pre-payment, annual plan
1 year contract: Singtel$139.80$13.98 per month, free for the first 2 months

4. meWATCH & meWATCH Prime

meWATCH was previously known as Toggle before it got renamed at the beginning of 2020. With a subscription, add-on plans are available for Korean blockbuster hits and movies via tvN or HBO GO.

People who enjoy local TV can meWATCH for free. However, if you are eager about watching the next episode of your favourite drama, paying for meWATCH Prime makes it possible for you to catch various shows in advance, with a monthly subscription.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
tvN movies$5.90 per month or 6 months at $25.90Korean movies
meWATCH Prime$9.90 per month or 6 months at $35.64Miao Mi family shows and MediaCorp dramas
HBO GO$13.98 per month or 1 year at $119.98HBO channels
meWATCH & tvN3 months at $18.90 or 6 months at $37.80Miao Mi family shows, Korean movies and MediaCorp dramas

5. Viu Free / Premium

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Viu is famous for streaming Korean shows. The platform has widespread usage due to the free version that enables more Korean drama enthusiasts to indulge in endless entertainment.

Popular dramas include Shady Mom-in-law, Doctor John, and Hotel De Luna. Variety shows include Running Man and Little Forest.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Free$0No HD, Non-TV compatible, limited number of shows, one show download at a time
Premium Free Trail $0Valid for only 7 days with full Viu Premium features
No contract: Singtel Viu Premium$6.90Free for the first 3 months
Premium$7.98 per monthHD, a wide range of shows, TV compatible and unlimited downloads
1-year contract: Singtel Viu Premium$44.10Free for the first 3 months, $4.90 per month

6. Singtel TV Go

If you are looking for a broad mix of Korean dramas, entertainment, news, sports, and more, you can maximize on the great deals that a Singtel TV Go plan provides.

You get access to more than 160 channels for $6.90-$9.90 monthly. The package also includes popular channels like KBS, Fox, and HBO.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Singtel TV Go Plan 1: Home View$6.90Up to 3 additional screens when you stream over Singtel Fibre Broadband at home. 1 device.
Singtel TV Go Plan 1: On-The-Go$6.90Watch your favourite Singtel TV programmes even when you are on the move. 1 device.
Singtel TV Go Plan 2: Home View$9.90Up to 3 additional screens when you stream over Singtel Fibre Broadband at home. 3 devices.
Singtel TV Go Plan 2: On-The-Go$9.90Watch your favourite Singtel TV programmes even when you are on the move. 1 device.

7. Starhub Go

The all-inclusive plan from StarHub Go costs $29.80 per month with some great deals for individual channels.

They have a wide variety of streaming services that you can choose from depending on your interest. It ranges from sports, disney movies, TVB dramas, or the latest Hollywood films.

For example, subscriptions for Anywhere SG Premium and Disney are less than $5 monthly. StarHub Go Select costs $9.90 per month for an abundance of Asian drama.

Here is a more in depth look into its subscription fees and what you can enjoy:

Subscription Type Price Features
Go Max$29.80 per month80 channels that include kids’ shows, entertainment, news and sports. Stream on 2 devices at the same time.
Go Select$9.90 per monthAccess to thousands of asian dramas
Go Sports$9.90 per monthLive stream the biggest sporting events (UEFA Championships League, WWE, etc.)
TVB Anywhere+ (Premium)$4.98 per monthStream classic TVB titles and the latest TVB dramas and variety shows
Go Disney$4.90 per monthStream Disney original series and movies
HBO Go$13.98 per monthWatch HBO Originals and the biggest blockbuster movies
Fox+$19.90 per monthCatch the latest TV series, same time as the US, watch the latest Hollywood movies and watch LIVE sports

8. Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has a reasonably small catalogue when compared to other video streaming services. Just like with anything that is still new in the market, time is necessary for accumulating content that people will be interested in watching. Originals from Apple include See, The Morning Show, and Oprah’s Book Club.

Subscription Type Price Features
Free trial for 7 days$0No contract: $6.98 monthly after free trial
Monthly$6.98No contract

Significance Of TV Streaming Platforms

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries. These include the entertainment sector that has taken a big hit. Different types of festivals and concerts remain cancelled, movie theatres shut down, and clubs are not open.

People who are staying home due to the pandemic are streaming a large number of TV series and movies. Fortunately, there are several options of streaming services that you can sample, with many of them offering free trials.

Social distancing and staying at home might be quite tiresome and cause you to feel lonely.  This is why you can try out any of the popular streaming platforms that lets you access a variety of shows and movies.

A lot of quality entertainment has shifted online. The online streaming sites not only play the role of creating a distraction but also serving as a companion for individuals. This is especially so for those who may be in self-isolation.

Viewing patterns have also shifted as people can stream their favourite TV shows or movies, anytime, anywhere. More importantly, they also get to choose the type of movie / tv show they wish to consume.

With so many TV streaming services under your fingertips, you’ll be spoilt for choice! There is something for everyone, and finding an exciting TV show or movie to watch on a streaming service is guaranteed.

Whether you prefer Netflix or Amazon, entertainment is available at reasonable prices to make it easier for you to stay at home and play your essential role in breaking the chain of transmission within Singapore.

Conclusion

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Technology has changed the way people consume entertainment and information. More households move away from expensive cable TV subscriptions and opt for TV streaming services like Netflix that are much more affordable.

Ultimately, people want something that is cost-effective, convenient, personalized and scalable.

Streaming enables you to watch what you want when you want to view it. You do not get restricted to a schedule, and consumers can choose the functions and features that they will pay.

It gives you the liberty to pay for content that you want to view and forego paying for services or programming that you do not need or want. If you are budget-conscious, streaming allows you to enjoy quality entertainment while also saving money!