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Turn in your pirate set-top boxes for a StarHub TV+ S$120 perk and nobody gets hurt

By Liu Hongzuo - on 23 Jul 2021, 4:57pm

Turn in your pirate set-top boxes for a StarHub TV+ S$120 perk and nobody gets hurt

Very soon, this StarHub TV+ set top box will be one of the few street-legal media boxes tucked under your hood.

In case you’ve not yet heard, set-top boxes with access to pirated online content and even ‘empty’ set-top boxes will soon be illegal, in part due to the proposed changes to Singapore’s Copyright Act

As of tomorrow (23 July 2021), StarHub is cutting a deal for owners with pirate set-top boxes. In exchange for your piracy-encouraging media streamer, StarHub’s giving back a S$120 perk. It’s simple: 

  • Bring your pirate set-top box to a selected StarHub shop identified below
  • Sign up for StarHub’s newly-launched StarHub TV+ deal (S$30/month, two-year contract)
  • Dispose of your box (safely) with StarHub
  • Get free two-year rental of the StarHub TV+ set-top box (worth S$120)

The StarHub TV+ set-top box is a plug-and-play media player with Android TV support, 4K support, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and StarHub TV+ goes at a flat monthly fee of S$30. If you’re curious about how it works for content, you can check out our 90-day experience here. Also, StarHub is an exclusive distributor for Disney+ in Singapore, which makes it even sweeter.

As for the pirate set-top box, StarHub will dispose of it via its selected e-waste recycling partner, in line with the green camp’s e-waste management ethos.

“StarHub is delighted to be able to support the creation of original content, uphold intellectual property rights, and make a stand against piracy by offering customers the best value yet, on our StarHub TV+ service. There is no better time than now to cast away outmoded illegal boxes, support original, and give StarHub TV+ a go. Designed based on customers’ viewing preferences, StarHub TV+ is the only service in Singapore to integrate the widest selection of streaming apps and linear channels in an all-in-one entertainment offering. Be it 5G streaming or ‘live’ TV, mobile or lean-back viewing, we are thrilled to give customers a choice in how and where they consume content, with unmatched affordability, breadth of content and service quality,” said Johan Buse, Chief, Consumer Business Group, StarHub.

Selected StarHub shops participating in this exercise are Plaza Singapura, Tampines Mall, NEX, Jurong Point, Causeway Point, Parkway Parade, Waterway Point and Westgate, until 31 August 2021. Customers are encouraged to make an appointment through the My StarHub app before visiting their preferred StarHub Shop. 

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