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Let's all welcome StarHub TV+

By Ken Wong - on 22 Jun 2020, 8:59pm

Let's all welcome StarHub TV+

Enjoy the new StarHub TV+. Image courtesy of StarHub

On June 23, StarHub will be rebranding and upgrading its current mobile-centric TV app, StarHub Go, to the all-new StarHub TV+. The telco also reassures that customers will still be able to enjoy their subscribed shows on the new app.

The app itself will undergo a revamp and receive some new features as well as seeing the return of some familiar functions over a staggered rollout period. Some of these include:

  • Find your favourite shows more easily with Enhanced Search
  • Manage your devices via the StarHub TV+ app, Streaming Box and web
  • Add shows you like to your Watchlist
  • Watch on your TV screen with Chromecast
  • Set up Parental Controls via the StarHub TV+ app, Streaming Box and web
  • Turn back the clock up to 24 hours, and watch Live TV shows you’ve missed with Time-Shift TV

Image courtesy of StarHub

For StarHub customers currently using the Go app, StarHub says there will be some steps they need to undertake when first using the new app:

  • Customers can continue watching their current shows but will need to remember where they stopped as their watch history won’t be carried over.
  • Customers who have an R21 subscription will need to set it up again as their R21 pin will be reset.

Since March, StarHub and Singtel have provided free streaming service of a number of channels over StarHub’s Go and Singtel’s Cast app to keep people entertained during the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker period.

But they also haven't been having it all their own way with competition from online streaming entertainment vendors like Netflix eating into subscriber numbers. Hooq, an OTT joint venture Singtel was involved in, was forced to close earlier this year citing an inability to grow sufficiently to provide sustainable returns nor cover escalating content costs.

Meanwhile, you can read up more on StarHub TV updates and news here.