Grab the popcorn, turn up the aircon and discover the art of binge-watching. Netflix is finally available in Singapore (without a VPN). Here’s all you need to know.
1. How much is it?
- Basic service, S$10.98/month: allows streaming to one device in standard definition quality.
- Standard service, S$13.98/month: allows streaming on two devices simultaneously in high-definition.
- Premium service, S$16.98/month: allows streaming across four devices in ultra high-definition 4K content.
Sign up right now using the Netflix app or from their website.
2. Some content may not be available.
Orange is the New Black? Yes. House of Cards? No. Because of censorship requirements, some show will not be available here. The full list of available shows has not yet been released. If you can’t find it, it probably won’t make the list.
3. But what if I’m halfway through House of Cards already?
This must mean you’ve been streaming through a VPN. You can continue to do so and still access the US content.
4. What about when I’m on holiday in Thailand?
Go to the beach. Ha! Kidding. Netflix has expanded from 60 to 190 countries, so you can watch from almost anywhere in the world…
5. Except China.
Netflix hasn’t given up on China yet. There are continuing to work with the Chinese government to bring the service to the millions there in the future.
Depending on how emotionally invested you get in television and movies, this could be the best news of 2016 (your favourite shows available at any time!) or the worst (there goes your productivity). Watch responsibly!
By Kathleen Siddell, January 2016