Astro now offers Netflix with subscription packs from RM129.99/month


Astro has announced that its customers can now stream Netflix on Astro TV and enjoy better value and savings with new subscription packs.

The satellite and broadband TV company said that customers can now enjoy their favourite shows all in one place with Astro, from global streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI, TVBAnywhere+ to all of Astro’s flagship shows and the best of live sports in one place – on Ultra Box and Ulti Box.

Astro’s new packages are Primary pack, Entertainment, Sports, Movies, Entertainment Plus, Premium Pack 1, 2, 3 and Platinum. The Entertainment Plus pack, Premium 2, 3, and Platinum includes Netflix alongside the best of Korean & Horror shows, plus a variety of entertainment such as HGTV HD, Cartoon Network HD and Asian Favourites.

Netlfix (HD streaming) is available from Astro starting from RM129.99/month with the Entertainment Plus Pack. This pack comes with access to 110+ channels and access to Astro Go app.

Astro is also offering the Netlfix (HD streaming) with the Platinum Pack starting from RM194.99/month with 24-months contract. This pack comes with over 145 channels and 4 apps including Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar, Astro Go and HBO Go.

A broadband subscription is not included in the new packages above that is required to stream Netflix. Adding on the Astro fibre broadband service starts from RM85/month for the 30Mbps plan. Customers can also choose to connect their Ultra Box and Ulti Box to their own Home WiFi network with a minimum required speeds of 10Mbps to  access On Demand content, Cloud recordings and more. TV channels are still broadcasted via satellite.

Astro said that customers who sign up for their Broadband packages can also enjoy complimentary Netflix subscription for 3 months.

Euan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Pay-TV and Group COO, Astro said, “Listening closely to our customers, we are reimagining the entire Astro experience to suit their needs, providing more choice, more outstanding content, more control & more value. We are delighted to be partnering with Netflix to bring their great content slate through Astro as part of a one-stop entertainment centre. Simplicity has become a core pillar for us in recent times, driving us to transform the Astro experience into a holistic easy-to-use, go-to platform, making our customers’ entertainment seamless. The exciting new features on the Ultra Box enable our customers to enjoy even more of their favourite local shows and live sports from Astro and now includes all of Netflix’s Originals, films and documentaries. This exciting new addition comes alongside our ongoing collaborations with Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI and TVBAnywhere+, with more streaming partners to be announced in the months ahead.”

For more information, visit the Astro website.

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