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12 Streaming Platforms Available In Malaysia To Keep You Entertained At Home

Get your entertainment fix from these available platforms!

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1. Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ is a commercial-free, streaming service featuring Apple Originals — award-winning series, compelling dramas, groundbreaking documentaries, kids' entertainment, comedies, and more.

Users who already have Apple devices can access the content via the Apple TV app. It is also available on popular smart TVs and AirPlay-enabled TVs with the Apple TV app. Separately, it can be watched online as well.

Subscription fee: RM19.90/month

Simultaneous streams: Six devices

Number of profiles: Six

What's streaming: Defending Jacob, Greatness Code, See 

2. Disney+ Hotstar

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The platform features over 800 films and 18,000 episodes, including Marvel blockbusters and series, iconic Disney favourites, Disney+ Originals, National Geographic documentaries, and top local and Asian movies and drama series.

The platform can be accessed via its website. Separately, viewers can download the Disney+ Hotstar app on mobile or tablet on both Android and iOS devices.

Subscription fee: RM54.90/three months. For existing Astro Movie Pack subscribers, they can access the streaming platform's content for an additional RM5/monthly.

Simultaneous streams: Two devices

Number of profiles: One

What's streaming: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, Luca

3. dimsum

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Dimsum Entertainment is a video streaming service serving unlimited Asian content including dramas, animation, kid's edutainment, movies, news, and lifestyle content, as well as education.

Most of their library content is available to view for free upon sign-up. For its premium content, viewers can opt into their VIP packages for a fee.

Subscription fee
: Free with limited content. RM8.90/month for the VIP package, RM14.90/month for the VIP family package.

Simultaneous streams: One to five devices

Number of profiles: Five

What's streaming: Legend of the Phoenix, 30 Minute Meals, Empresses in the Palace

4. HBO GO

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HBO GO is a standalone streaming service in Malaysia that offers original content by HBO and HBO Asia (aka HBO Originals), as well as a library of movies, TV series, and documentaries.

Viewers will also be able to watch content under the Warner Bros umbrella. 

Subscription fee: RM34.90/month

Simultaneous streams: Two devices

Number of profiles: One

What's streaming: Friends: The Reunion, The Handmaid's Tale, Justice League: The Snyder Cut

5. iQIYI

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iQIYi is an on-demand video streaming service providing pan-Asian entertainment to international viewers. It has a vast selection of Asian entertainment with English, Malay, and Chinese subtitles available.

Subscription fee
: Free with limited content. For VIP access to its premium content, ad-free viewing, and other benefits, viewers can subscribe at an additional fee: 
  
Standard Plan: RM4.90/week, RM8.90/month, RM23.90/quarter, RM87.90/year
Premium Plan: RM29.90/month, RM87.90/quarter, RM239.90/year

Simultaneous streams: Two to four devices

What's streaming: How to be Thirty?, She Would Never Know, My Heroic Husband

6. MUBI

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MUBI is a global subscription streaming service that has curators who specially hand-picks the most interesting films from around the world to suit the local tastes and preferences of the 190 countries it is available in. The service introduces a brand new film every day.

Subscription fee: RM10/month

Simultaneous streams: Two devices

What's streaming: Lantai 13, Jaga Pocong, Sembilu

7. Netflix

Netflix is currently the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.

Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen via their website and app which is available on both iOS and Android devices.

Subscription fee: RM17 - RM55/month

Simultaneous streams: One to four devices

Number of profiles: Five

What's streaming: Money Heist, Lucifer, Shadow and Bone, Lupin

8. Prime Video

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Prime Video is a subscription streaming service offered as a standalone service or as part of Amazon's Prime Subscription. All registered members have access to the platform's content, which includes movies and TV shows of different genres – primarily ones produced by Amazon Studios or licensed to Amazon (aka Amazon Originals or Exclusives).

Subscription fee
: USD5.99/month (approximately RM25)

Simultaneous streams: Three devices

Number of profiles: Six

What's streaming: The Boys, Good Omens, The Grand Tour

9. tonton CINEMA

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tonton CINEMA is a pay-per-view (PPV) streaming service that launched in March 2021. It offers a vast library of entertainment, from evergreen telemovies to the latest films, all made available to you from the comfort of your home at the lowest rates. You pay for the movies you want to watch. Its catalogue also includes dramas and TV shows whick viewers can watch for free.

The movie streaming service can be accessed anytime, anywhere in Malaysia using tonton CINEMA's iOS app, Android app, and website, as well as via smartphones, computers, tablets, and laptops.

Subscription fee
: Free with a limited selection. The service is currently charging between RM1 to RM15 per PPV movie with a 48-hour viewing window.

Simultaneous streams: Five devices

What's streaming: Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Senario, Buli

10. viu

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Viu is an online video streaming service that brings you the best of Asian Entertainment anytime anywhere! Viewers can watch the latest Korean dramas and variety shows, Japanese dramas and animation, and Chinese and Taiwanese dramas. The streaming platform is a mix of free and premium content.

Subscription fee
: Free with limited content. For premium content, viewers can upgrade to VIP status at RM12.90/month, RM48/six months, or RM88/year.

Simultaneous streams: Five devices

What's streaming: Doom at Your Service, Black, Martin Yan's Asian Favourites

11. WeTV iflix

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WeTV iflix is a collaboration between iflix and WeTV ever since Tencent acquired iflix in 2020. WeTV is Tencent's international streaming platform which as part of the acquisition, took over iflix's content, technology, and resources in the hopes of expanding its streaming platform services throughout Southeast Asia.

Viewers can download or stream an expanded catalogue of international, local, and original high-quality content from both platforms curated specially for Southeast Asia.

Subscription fee
: Free. For VIP access to its premium content, a subscription fee of RM8.90/month or RM21.90/quarter or RM74.90/year is charged.

Simultaneous streams: Two devices (VIP)

What's streaming: Miss the Dragon, You Are My Hero, My Little Happiness

12. YUPP TV

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YuppTV is one of the world's largest internet-based TV and on-demand service provider for South Asian content boasting more than 25,000 hours of entertainment, mainly from India. It includes live television and films and has recording and storage features.

Users can access Indian TV channels from all the major Indian languages like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, and more from various devices.

Subscription fee
: RM25/month, RM100/six months, RM150/year

Simultaneous streams: Six devices

What's streaming: Meendum Yathra, Nanthan Raja, The Driving Force

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