One of our favourite stay-home activities? Watching TV shows and movies.
For those of you who already have a Netflix account and thinking that you have run out of things to watch, you can check out our Netflix show recommendations (including underrated shows!)
But if you think that there are other types of content you may prefer, then this is the article that you need. We recommend other streaming services that offer unique, entertaining content that you may love.
hayu: Reality TV
If you enjoy reality TV like Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives, and Dance Moms, then hayu, the video-on-demand service from NBCUniversal International is going to be totally up your alley.
The service offers more than 200 reality TV shows that can be streamed across numerous devices – including your mobile, tablet, and the web.
The latest show you can binge on is Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, a documentary that shows Kim’s efforts to secure freedom for Americans whom she believes have been wronged by the justice system. Follow the devastating stories of these prisoners and watch how Kim worked with their friends and families, public officials, and lawyers to facilitate their releases.
You can start off with a one-month free trial. Subscription is at SGD4.99 per month, with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial with hayu here.
viu: K-drama and Korean variety shows
Possibly the largest K-drama streaming service around, Viu also offers variety shows and other Asian programmes (from Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and more).
Some of the latest shows you can catch on viu include variety shows like 7.7 Billion in Love and Problem Child in the House, and K-drama, Bad Love and Wanna Taste? They also deliver original productions if you want something refreshing.
Most content are free but you can upgrade to its premium service to enjoy more content and at higher resolution. The premium service also doesn’t come with ads, gives you priority viewing, and allows TV access.
You can try its premium service for free for seven days. Subscription is at SGD7.98 per month, with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial here.
This is the largest streaming service for anime and a lot of content is available for free. However, you can sign up for either the Premium Membership or Premium+ Membership to enjoy all of its content and as soon as one hour after Japanese broadcast. The paid version also wouldn’t come with ads.
The difference between the Premium Membership and Premium+ Membership is that the latter entitles you perks like invites and front-of-line privilege for exclusive events, entry into exclusive contents, and early access to beta test new features.
You can try it for free for 14 days. Subscription is at USD7.99 per month for Premium and USD11.95 per month for Premium+, with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial here.
YouTube TV: Live TV
Sure, you frequent YouTube, but have you considered its paid service? YouTube service offers over 70 channels including ABC, CNN, ESPN, and NBC. Besides live TV (such as sports and news), they also have several popular entertainment channels such as Food Network and Travel Channel, as well as a catalog of on-demand shows and movies.
If you’re worried about missing your favourite live TV show, YouTube TV allows you to have unlimited cloud DVR storage and keeps your recordings for nine months. It also provides six individual accounts per household and three simultaneous streams.
You can try it for free. Subscription is at USD49.99 per month with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial here.
Hulu: Best alternative to Netflix
Hulu is probably the best alternative that can give Netflix a run for their money. Offering a huge library of TV shows, movies (Oscars-winner Parasite is on there), Hulu Originals, animation, and children’s cartoon, Hulu also has a package that provides the option of Live TV channels.
Its offerings are updated very often so you can be sure that you won’t run out of content to binge on.
You can try it for free for one more. Subscription is at USD5.99 per month for its ad-supported plan, USD11.90 per month for its ad-free plan, and USD54.99 per month for its Hulu + Live TV plan with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial here.
Prime Video: Exclusive film and TV shows
A streaming service by Amazon, Prime Video is where films like Star Trek: Picard and The Purge can be found exclusively. The One World: Together At Home concert is also streamed on Prime Video (and not Neflix).
It certainly isn’t one of the streaming services that most of us in Singapore use, but they carry many original programmes ranging from documentary to comedy, as well as exclusive film distribution, to give you more variety of entertainment.
You can try it for free for 30 days. Subscription is at SGD2.99 per month, with no contract. You can sign up for a free trial here.