Applications to Watch Movies Online on Smart TV
October 5, 2019
Nowadays, not only do laptops and smartphones allow you to watch movies online, but Smart TVs also do that. Let’s take a look at popular applications to watch movies online on Smart TV.
Netflix is an extremely popular paid movie streaming application in the world, famous for its huge movie store that is updated daily. This is one of the rare applications that plays 4K quality movies or even HDR. With rich content, users can freely access their favorite genres such as classic movies, documentaries, sitcoms, etc. Netflix has a movie recommendation system based on the user’s movie history.
However, Netflix at this time has a high price compared to the common ground, so the number of users is not really much. When you want to register to use Netflix’s service, you must have an international payment account. The app has a diverse stock of movies and TV shows, but most of them are still American, with no Korean, Hong Kong, Indian, Japanese or Thai films. In addition, the speed of updating new movies of Netflix is a bit slow.
iflix is an on-demand movie service company based in Malaysia, currently available in 9 Southeast Asian countries. iflix can be considered as a Netflix version for developing countries with extremely pleasant price. Users have unlimited access to their full US and Asian movie repositories. The app offers many Korean and Chinese movie series. iflix allows users to pay via multiple channels such as ATM cards, phone scratch cards, e-wallets, etc. An account can also log in 5 devices and view them on two screens at the same time.
However, because it has only been established since 2015, iflix’s movie store is not as big as Netflix.
This is a service specifically for young people, where you can watch blockbusters, watch special reality shows, music videos and lots of other interesting entertainment content. Viki can automatically play suggested videos as TV shows and news, commenting over time. Viki lets you connect to Facebook, invite friends, and post videos directly to your timeline. The application can support up to 159 languages translated by users.
Cons: The subscription package is still high compared to quality. Specifically, the prices of Viki Pass subscription packages are: 3.99 USD / month, 4.99 USD / month and 49.99 USD / month.
Apple TV is an online TV viewing service, providing customers in more than 100 countries to subscribe to premium TV networks such as HBO, Showtime, Epix, Smithsonian Channel, Starz and Tastemade. The new Apple TV app incorporates many services to help viewers watch live or on-demand movies, TV shows, news and sports through a personalized search or recommendations.
However, in the first phase of release, to subscribers see all available channel packages, users will have to pay a high price. Currently the new application will only be available on Apple devices along with 2019 Samsung smart TVs and some 2018 models.