5 Binge-worthy Alternatives to Netflix
Pre-pandemic, we reckoned we spent a fair bit of time streaming. Hah! Good one, past selves. The hours we’ve been clocking in over the past 12 months put those numbers to shame, and it’s no surprise with how much content we get served up on Netflix. Now that we mention it, Netflix movies and shows have been a lifesaver for many of us – but it’s far from the only streaming platform available in Singapore. In fact, there are at least five certified binge-worthy alternatives that are well worth considering if you’re in the mood for a change.
Viu: For the K-Drama Fans
Can the K-drama lovers in Singapore please stand up? Anyone who can’t get enough of the best Korean dramas, movies and variety shows should head straight to Viu and settle in for a serious binge. It also features content from Japan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan, plus heaps of cool stuff from Discovery Asia, Food Network, Animal Planet and more. The best part? You can register for a free account with Viu and try it out for size with limited features and content. You can even try Premium for a week, after which you’ll need a subscription for $7.98 per month if you want to stay HD and ad-free with the full catalog at your disposal.
Amazon Prime Video: For the Ones Who Crave a Classic Story
Want free delivery on millions of products plus early access to deals alongside your streaming subscription? Look no further than Amazon Prime Video, which bundles together a stack of benefits on the world’s biggest e-commerce platform. Stream iconic shows like Parks and Recreation, House and The Office or throwback to classic movies like Top Gun, not to mention a raft of originals. Though its catalog isn’t the glitziest, it has more than enough to keep you entertained (and the bonus perks more than make up for it). Plus, it’s just $2.99 per month after a free trial. Value!
Disney+: For the Disney-Obsessed Folks
It was a grueling wait for the arrival of Disney+ in Singapore, but it’s finally here and we couldn’t be happier. This isn’t just a platform for lovers of all the Disney animated classics: this giga brand has access to a wide variety of titles from Marvel, Star Wars and Pirates of the Carribbean to The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, Deadpool and How I Met Your Mother. As you can see, there’s a lot more to Disney+ than meets the eye. Subs start from $11.98 per month or a discounted yearly rate of $119.98. Check out our guide to Disney+ in Singapore for more info!
HBO Go: For the Ultimate Hollywood Film Buffs
You know an entertainment brand is the goods when its logo is enough to get you hyped. With an HBO Go subscription, you can watch that iconic intro to your heart’s content with a healthy serving of nightly entertainment. Stream all-time greats like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Wire and The Sopranos or switch to some of Hollywood’s most decorated films. Franchises like Harry Potter and The Matrix live here, and you’ll also be able to live stream six channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax and Red by HBO. $13.98 per month, cheaper when you pay for a year upfront.
Apple TV+: For the Cool Kids
Last but not least is Apple TV+, a streaming platform that’s getting bigger and better every day. Even though it’s entirely focused on originals (no third-party shows or movies here), Apple TV+ has brought over some BIG names to help it create some amazing content. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Jason Mamoa, Oprah Winfey, Chris Evans and Reese Witherspoon are just some of the A-listers who have jumped on board. Need we say more? You can stream it on Android via a web browser, but it’s definitely more suited to those who own an Apple phone, tablet, computer or compatible TV or gaming console. Subs are $6.98 per month, but it’s free for a year if you buy an Apple device.
Movie Marathon Starts Now!
Strap in, arm yourself with the best unlimited data plan in Singapore and binge away everywhere you go! No surprises or shocking bills, we promise.
Terence is a freelancer who does many things including writing for blogs, investing, digital marketing, and helping out his family business.
He has been a big Circles.Life fan ever since joining the network in 2016 and has helped write for the Circles.Life blog ever since the launch. He hopes to inspire and help other people make better lifestyle choices, and help them improve their quality of their lifestyle as a result (sometimes even while saving money!).