From hit movies to binge-worthy series, streaming services offer a one-stop site for you to get your entertainment fix at the comfort of your own home. If you think you've gone over Netflix's entire catalog, here are ten other streaming sites available in the Philippines (yes, no need for VPNs!) that you can check out during the community quarantine.
ICYMI, tech giant Apple now has a streaming service that offers its own original programs. Apple TV+ doesn't have a wide library yet if you compare to other streaming services, but they are committed to adding new originals monthly. Right now, they offer original comedies, documentaries, dramas, thrillers and shows for your kids.
Membership fee: $4.99/month (shared by up to six family members)
Focused to give its users a niche experience, Crunchyroll is a streaming service dedicated to offering nothing but anime content. If you've been looking for a streaming platform with purely anime and manga content, Crunchyroll is here for you. The premium service gives its users access to brand new anime episodes after it's aired in Japan.
Membership fee: 14-day free trial, $7.99 and taxes per month
Watch HBO movies and shows at your own pace with HBO Go. The streaming service's subscribers have access to all the movies and shows that are aired on HBO and its partner channels (HBO Hits, HBO Family, and HBO Signature). Whether it's catching the latest episode of Westworld or rewatching the whole Game of Thrones series, you can watch everything on demand. Note: HBO Go is only available in the Philippines via SKYcable, Destiny Cable and One SKY subscribers.
Membership fee: 7-day free trial | P149/month for unlimited streaming and 20 downloads
Compared to other video streaming platforms, HOOQ offers its users free movies to watch and an option to pay for a premium subscription so you can access the platform's roster of movies and shows. Note: some content requires additional charge before you can watch it.
Membership fee: 7-day free trial | P149/month
iFlix is a pretty popular video streaming platform in Asia that offers its users access to a mix of Hollywood and local offerings. They have iFlix originals featuring local celebrities and have a library of movies from big productions like Star Cinema, GMA Films, and VIVA so you can keep up with local releases. If you're on a budget, iFlix now offers iflixFREE which requires no sign-up or account.
Membership fee: P129/month for access to the entire catalog
One of the biggest television networks in the Philippines gives its fans a chance to catch up or re-watch ABS-CBN movies and shows on their mobile devices. Its library has all its latest teleseryes, news and current affairs programs, variety and talk shows, some of their old shows, iWant-exclusive shows and even some of their hit movies.
Membership fee: P120/month
So you think you're a movie buff? Unlike other streaming services, MUBI has an ever-changing collection of films where it features only 30 movies on the site at a time and they add one new movie per day which you can only access for 30 days before it is removed to make space for another movie. Choose from a hand-curated selection of films and discover new films from around the world.
Membership fee: 7-day free trial | $10.99/month | $95.99/year
Also known as Amazon Prime Video, the streaming service gives users access to a library of Amazon Originals and award-winning movies and TV shows from premium networks like HBO or CBS All Access. Members can also rent or buy newly-released movies and TV episodes that aren't free. And since Amazon owns IMDB, Prime Video has an X-Ray feature that gives you instant access to cast information, featured music and trivia about the show or movie you're watching while you're watching it.
Membership fee: $5.99/month
Did you say Asian dramas? Viu gives you access to a library of content from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand with English subtitles! The streaming platform offers a free and premium service where the former can download one video at a time and has 5 ads per video, access episodes 72hrs prior and a resolution of 480p, while the latter gives users the benefits like unlimited downloads, ad-free viewing, access episodes 8hrs prior and full HD resolution.
Membership fee: Free | P129/month for premium
You name it, YouTube has it. The popular streaming service is home to unlimited videos from different creators worldwide with unique uploads daily. YouTube now offers its users a premium service where you can watch videos without ads, download to watch offline, and play videos while using other apps. The subscription also includes access to YouTube Kids and YouTube Music for everyone to enjoy.
Membership fee: P159/month (individual) | P239/month (family of up to 6 users) | P95/month (student)
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