With so many streaming services available to us nowadays like Netflix, Disney+ and Astro GO, don't you wish that someone would just consolidate it in one place?
Well, your wish is Astro's command.
Beginning of a new partnership
Astro and Netflix on Thursday (24 June) announced a partnership that will bring Netflix’s amazing streaming service to Astro’s platform, providing Astro customers with an even more enriching entertainment experience.
Astro customers will soon be able to enjoy seamless access to Netflix on their connected Ultra Boxes, first at launch, and on connected Ulti Boxes in the coming months, thanks to the exciting new features that integrate the renowned global streaming service onto Astro’s platform.
With this partnership, Astro and Netflix customers in Malaysia can enjoy greater convenience by having Netflix with their Astro subscription, providing easy access for payment in a single bill, at the best value.
More content from all over the world
Astro Group Chief Executive Officer Henry Tan said that the company's partnership with Netflix consolidates Astro’s position as the number one entertainment destination for Malaysians by offering the best streaming services alongside our own best-loved originals, vernacular signatures, live sports and local blockbuster movies.
"Our announcements to date will extend our leadership in delivering the best entertainment experience to Malaysians," he said.
Netflix Vice President for Business Development APAC Tony Zameczkowski, meanwhile, said: "From Hollywood films like 'Army of the Dead', to top series like 'La Casa de Papel' from Spain, 'Lupin' from France, and great Korean dramas like 'Vincenzo', we believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere.
"I’m thrilled that our partnership with Astro allows us to bring a world class multi-device entertainment experience to more Malaysians," he added.
Well, basically nothing much as far as we can see.
Both Astro and Netflix have yet to announce how this partnership will work, or if there will be any changes to your current subscription plans with both streaming services.
However, based on the press release, it sounds like the partnership will be similar in nature to the ones they have with HBO Go, Disney+Hotstar and iQIYI where Astro will be the hub that houses all these streaming services, and you can access them using your Astro decoder.
Look out for more details and register your interest here