Maxis TV promises to offer multiple OTT steaming services at a cheaper price.
Take a look at what Maxis TV actually offers, and find out if it’s really worth your money!
Maxis TV : Cheaper OTT Streaming Bundles?
What exactly is Maxis TV? Maxis calls it a “first of its kind video entertainment service”.
Let’s be clear – Maxis TV is not a video streaming service. In fact, Maxis doesn’t actually stream anything to anyone.
All Maxis TV really does is offer bundles of five existing OTT streaming services.
- WeTV iflix
While they call it “completely new in the market and cannot be found anywhere else”, that’s only true if you are too lazy to subscribe to those streaming services yourselves.
Their true value proposition is offering these OTT streaming services at cheaper prices, with a single payment point. That’s really it.
Maxis TV Bundles : Are They Worth It?
Maxis TV promises to offer flexible OTT bundle passes, which confusingly, are divided into three categories :
- Single Pass (should really be called Limited Pass)
– Daily with 3 GB data limit : RM 3
– Weekly with 5 GB data limit : RM 5
– Monthly with 10 GB data limit : RM 9.99
- 2-OTT Bundle with Unlimited Data : RM 18 per month
- Unlimited Bundle with Unlimited Data : RM 42 per month
We can quickly identify a few problems with the Maxis TV bundles…
Single Pass with Limited Data
Maxis should have kept things simple – charge by the day, week or month. But they had to complicate it by adding a data limit.
Their potential subscribers are going to have to figure out – how much data does this movie take up? Or that TV episode?
Why add this unnecessary limit? It seems intentionally designed to prevent binge-watching by people on a budget.
Maxis TV offers only five combinations for their 2-OTT Bundle.
You cannot, for example, choose dimsum and viu, or MUBI and dimsum, or MUBI and iQIYI.
This is partly because WeTV and iflix are much cheaper than viu.
Dimsum, WeTV, iflix Are FREE / Cheaper
You can actually watch dimsum, WeTV and iflix content for FREE.
You only need to pay for VIP access to certain “hot” content, or the ability to skip advertisements (WeTV and dimsum).
Only One Package Worth Considering
Unless you are looking to subscribe to multiple bundles, it is generally cheaper to subscribe directly :
- dimsum VIP : RM 8.90 per month
- MUBI : RM 15 per month, RM 120 per year
- iQIYI Standard VIP : RM 8.90 per month
- viu : RM 12.90 per month, RM 88 per year
- WeTV VIP : RM 7.90 per month
- iflix VIP : RM 3 per week
From our POV, the only Maxis TV bundle worth considering is the Unlimited Pass, which gives you access to all five OTT services. You will then save RM 13 per month.
Even that is assuming you plan to watch all five of them. If you only want to use 3-4 of those OTT services, it is cheaper to just subscribe directly.
Maxis TV : Free 1-Month Trial!
Maxis is now offering a free one-month trial for all new Maxis TV subscribers, even for non-Maxis customers.
So you can give it a try, or use it to get some free streaming for a month. Just make sure you discontinue it before the subscription kicks in automatically!
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