Astro GO — Free App to Watch Astro without TV

Screenshot - Astro GO iPad
Screenshot - Astro GO iPad
Screenshot – Astro GO iPad

Astro GO (previously known as Astro on the GO) app was relaunched with new user interface and more relevant and personalized content for each viewer. It allows you to watch Astro anytime, anywhere.

The app has 3.2 million downloads and 1.1 million registered users. Viewing time has increased 3x from less than 60 minutes in initial launch to 215 minutes per week per user today.

New Astro GO features

The relaunched Astro GO app has a new user interface with simplified Home-Tab bar (Home, Sports, Channels, On-Demand, Settings).

You can filter content according to language or genre, and sort based on alphabet, downloadable, or recent release.

Powered by machine learning and predictive analytics, the app provides personalized recommendation that is relevant to you.

You can add a show to Watch List and share your favorite programme to Facebook via Social Sharing feature.

All Sports and Korean channels now support High-Definition (HD) viewing. The app’s bit adaptive streaming will adjust video quality according to your Internet connection speed, so that you have a smooth viewing experience.

Download2Go feature allows you to download video content to be viewed offline later, without requiring an Internet connection.

Coming soon features…

More new features are coming soon:

  • One Astro account will support up to 4 concurrent user logins. Example: 4 family members can each watch their favorite Astro channel on phone/tablet at the same time.
  • You will able to wirelessly cast Astro GO programmes from mobile device to TV, without a cable.
  • Sports Control can playback, zoom in and out via the angled-camera, access to fixtures, video highlights, news, player rankings and league tables.

Free viewing for all Astro channels

From 1st April to 31st May 2017, all Astro customers who have registered and linked their Astro GO account can enjoy free viewing of all TV channels and on demand content on Astro GO, except Pay-Per-View and Premium ala carte sports.

Plus, “La La Land” — a drama film featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is free to watch for all registered and linked Astro GO customers via on demand from 25 April to 31 May 2017.

Even non-Astro users who install the new Astro GO app will also have access to selected Astro channels during the period.

Exclusive channels for Astro GO

Astro offers three exclusive channels for Astro GO:

  • Commedy Central for comedy fans
  • K-PLUS for Korean’s hottest drama series
  • ANIPLUS for latest Japanese anime and pop culture

Furthermore, Celestial Movies, Nickelodeon, DIVA, AXN, and KIX are now available on Astro GO.

Download Astro GO

Astro GO app supports phones and tablets running iOS or Android, available for free download on App Store and Google Play. You can also access Astro GO website at www.astrogo.com

Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis Home Fibre Internet

Astro IPTV Maxis Group Photo
Astro IPTV Maxis Group Photo
From Left:
Mark Dioguardi, Joint Chief Operating Officer, Maxis Berhad, YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman, Maxis Berhad, Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, Chief Executive Officer, Astro Malaysia and Liew Swee Lin, Chief Commercial Officer, Astro Malaysia

Astro and Maxis partner together to offer Astro B.yond IPTV on Maxis Home Fiber Internet. Maxis is the second broadband provider for Astro B.yond IPTV. The first is TIME dotCOm Berhad.

Unlike Astro satelite, Astro B.yond IPTV service won’t be affected by weather. No rain fade. You are watching Astro TV content over fiber broadband connection. The TV bandwidth is dedicated and won’t affect your Internet surfing speed.

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Astro On-The-Go Now Available Worldwide on Smartphone, Tablets and Laptops

Astro on-the-go

Astro on-the-go

Astro On-The-Go service has been launched to enable Malaysians worldwide to enjoy the Astro TV, Radio, and Video-On-Demand on smartphone, tablets or laptops. No TV needed.

Astro On-The-Go service was first launched in Malaysia in May 2012 and have receive over 500,000 views and 400,000 app downloads.

Read moreAstro On-The-Go Now Available Worldwide on Smartphone, Tablets and Laptops

Astro WiFi Dongle Adds Wireless Connectivity to Astro B.yond PVR

Astro WiFi Dongle
Astro WiFi dongle connected to Astro B.yond PVR

Astro WiFi dongle is now available for Astro customers to access and download their favorite Astro VOD (Video On Demand) programs on their B.yond PVR box.

What is Astro WiFi dongle?

Astro WiFi dongle adds WiFi Internet access to the Astro B.yond PVR. Previously, you have to connect a LAN cable to the PVR box to access Astro VOD programs.

You will need to have your own home WiFi Internet access for Astro WiFi dongle to work. Astro recommends broadband speed 5Mbps, or minimum 1Mbps.

Note that Astro WiFi dongle does not serve as a backup of Astro TV service nor it allows you to access websites on your TV.

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Price

Astro WiFi dongle price is RM110. Super Pack customers with B.yond PVR enjoy a special price of RM50. It can be purchased from Astro’s Customer Service.

Offer

Astro is offering a free trial of Astro B.yond VOD Catch-Up service for all connected B.yond PVRs until 31 January 2013. The regular price of the service is RM10/month.

➤ Visit www.astro.com/vod or call 1300–82–3838 for more information.

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