Viu app comes to Astro's Ultra Box

Friday, March 10th, 2023 
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Astro rewards Ultra Box customers with FREE Viu Premium until 8 June 2023

KUALA LUMPUR — As part of the New Astro Experience, we are expanding our streaming service with more Asian entertainment by welcoming the Viu app to our platform. Astro customers can now access Viu on multi-screens, including the Ultra Box for popular shows such as K-Dramas Taxi Driver 2 and Delivery Man, as well as other shows including Thai and Indonesian dramas, Viu Original series, Korean variety shows and more upcoming local titles.

In celebration of this launch, Astro is also rewarding all Ultra Box customers with FREE access to Viu Premium until 8 June 2023. Customers can stream shows such as Nenek Bongkok Tiga, The Secret Romantic Guesthouse, Bilik Tepi (premiering today), Return Man, Mantan Tapi Menikah and Boys Planet via their Ultra Box or on the go through the Viu mobile app.

Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro, said, “As the latest addition to our new Astro platform, Viu will add a further depth and breadth of content for our customers who currently have access to over 90k shows on demand as well as 8 premium apps. Together with the best live international and local sports, Astro Originals hits, premium international and regional shows and everyone’s favourite Astro signatures, we are confident that Viu will reinforce Astro’s position as the entertainment destination for Malaysians with its extensive Korean drama and original series.”

Janice Lee, CEO of Viu and Managing Director of PCCW Media Group, said, “We are thrilled to launch this deeper partnership with Astro which will make our content available to a wider audience via more touchpoints in Malaysia. With Astro’s extensive reach and customer base and Viu’s continual commitment to content for the Malaysian audience, this partnership is the cornerstone to furthering user growth and increasing engagement for both services. We look forward to Astro subscribers becoming new Viu-ers who will enjoy our titles from across Asia, with dramas such as the current trending Viu Original Malaysia’s Nenek Bongkok Tiga to Viu Original Korea’s Taxi Driver 2 and Delivery Man.”

This exciting addition to Astro extends its strong streaming app line-up, including Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI, BBC Player, TVBAnywhere+ and beIN SPORTS CONNECT. With the goal of bringing in more entertainment from across the globe for our customers to enjoy, Astro will also introduce Zee5 and more to our platform soon.

Astro customers can start streaming all their favourite shows on Viu by opening the app on their Ultra Box. Additionally, to enjoy Viu on the website and mobile app, click “Pair Account” and follow the steps on screen to log in with you existing ID or create a new basic ID and pair your account to your Ultra Box. Now, you can enjoy Viu on all your devices!

Viu Premium is priced at RM14.90/month (RRP). Astro customers may continue to access Viu Premium by adding it to their subscription at an exclusive offer after 8 June 2023. Non-Ultra Box customers who would like to redeem this free trial may upgrade to the Ultra Box by contacting our Customer Service Centre at 03-9543 3838.

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