Facebook, Twitter and Netflix added to Video Onz service
Today, U Mobile has announced that they will add three new platforms for the Video Onz. Thus, the Video-Onz will have 21 platforms now for consumers to stream.
U-mobile launched their “Uncarrier-like” unlimited video streaming service, Video Onz back in April. This 24/7 unlimited free video streaming is available to postpaid customers with specific plans. This means If you have a postpaid plan with 5GB, you’ll get 5GB extra just for video streaming.
The original service included platforms such as YouTube, HyppTV Everywhere, Viu, iFlix, Youku Tudou, Astro On The Go, tonton and ErosNow. The video streaming content available from its partners covers a wide range of languages including Malay, English, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Hindi, and even Bengali.
How does Video Onz work?
A separate data bucket will be given for Video Onz streaming. Data used when video streaming on partner websites will be deducted from Video Onz data bucket. Just like the T-Mobile Binge on, there are a few caveats here.
- Subscription charges for individual video partners may apply
- Free data for video streaming promo is valid until 31 December 2016
- Streaming is based on standard definition video quality
- Video data quota valid for use in Malaysia only
U Mobile is also capping speeds at 1.5Mbps and you’ll only be able to watch standard definition videos. If you want HD, then your data quota will be deducted instead.
Malaysian rival, Digi Telecoms also has a similar offering – the Digi Video Freedom pass which gives customers bite-sized video passes for streaming Internet video content without utilizing their Internet quota. The big difference is how the service is priced – The DiGi Video Freedom passes are available in two options, hourly and daily passes, depending on their video viewing usage.