Viu is a OTT (over-the-top) video service that caters to viewers across the Asian Pacific region. The service provides an assortment of video content including TV shows, movies and music. In addition to this, the company also offers a wide variety of language subtitles.
The Viu app is available for iOS and Android smartphones. The service is also available for selected smart TVs. You can download the app for free. If you’re looking for a curated selection of content from the region, you can also subscribe to the Viu Premium service. This plan comes with unlimited downloads and an all-access pass to Korean dramas and movies.
The free version of the Viu app allows users to watch some of the most popular programmes from the Asia Pacific region. However, this is limited to 480p resolution. Additionally, the service only plays ads during a single video. In order to watch full HD shows, you will have to subscribe to the Viu Premium plan.
While there are other similar services out there, Viu has managed to stand out as one of the leading providers of video streaming in the Asian region. This is thanks to the company’s focus on producing original content. This strategy has resulted in a surge of subscribers. In fact, in 2021, the top ten Viu Original titles saw a 94% growth in video views. In addition, it helped drive subscriptions from 5.3 million in 2020 to 8.4 million in 2021.
Viu has expanded its services into a number of countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Malaysia. Its flagship store is located at Al Salam Tower in Dubai. This flagship store is known for hosting exclusive events and opportunities for users. It was a special occasion when Shaan and KK performed a joint live concert at the store.
Viu has also forged a deal with JTBC, a cable television company in Korea. This partnership allows Viu to access 80% of the content from the JTBC network. This includes some of the best-known Korean dramas, as well as movies. Moreover, the company has launched ViuTV, which broadcasts a 24-hour Cantonese-language channel.
The free Viu service has only a 480p resolution, but the company claims that you can watch the most up-to-date programmes from the Asian region in as little as four hours. In fact, if you opt for the paid service, you will be able to view dramas eight hours after their original telecast.
The Viu app is compatible with a wide range of devices, from smart TVs to iPhones. In addition, registered members can save a list of their favourite programs and receive notifications of new episodes. The company also provides users with a curated selection of Mzansi movies and exclusive Mzansi original series.
While the Viu website does not offer a full menu of services, it has a “Locals” section, which provides a localized sub-menus. In this section, users can choose the country they are from, which will display the sub-menus in the appropriate language.