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The Ultimate Movie, TV and Music Subscription Plan Price Guide

Wondering how much to pay for Netflix, Disney+, Spotify and other streaming services? Check out our ultimate subscription plan price guide to compare the TV shows, movies and music streaming platforms you can subscribe to in Singapore.

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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services on a tv

Streaming services in Singapore are a hit with the locals. 60% of respondents in a 2022 Blackbox survey are currently paying for a streaming service, clearly indicating that Singaporeans take our cultural binges seriously.

If you're looking for the next streaming service to subscribe to, here's a list of the various streaming services and subscription plans in Singapore for you.

Shows and Movie Streaming

Netflix

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Stranger Things - Netflix

The Platform

On top of popular shows and movies, Netflix also features binge-worthy Netflix Originals TV shows, Netflix Original movies, Netflix exclusive anime, documentaries and more. Netflix studios is always looking for unique content, deriving shows from lesser known (but cult favourite) comics, games and foreign language books. There’s hardly anything you cannot find on the user-friendly platform compatible with various devices.

Notable Shows and Movies

Stranger Things, Money Heist, Squid Game, The Witcher, The Sandman, The Gray Man, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Incantation, The Power of The Dog.

Disney+

baby yoda - the mandalorian disney plus
Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian - Disney+

The Platform

Disney+ arrived in Singapore with a bang, with a magical lights and a firework show with local singers crooning to world-famous Disney music. Disney+ combines Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star into one convenient and affordable platform.

Notable Shows and Movies

Encanto, Turning Red, Frozen, Cars, Up, Toy Story Series, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Mandalorian, How I Met Your Father, American Horror Story.

Apple TV+

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Ted Lasso - Apple TV+

The Platform

Apple TV+ Original shows and movies are unlike any other - the filmography of these shows is simply breathtaking. Apple Originals mostly feature dramas, comedies and documentaries. Apple TV+ also has the option to rent newly released shows and movies as an add-on option for subscribers.

Notable Shows and Movies

Severance, Ted Lasso, Little America, Bad Sisters, Mythic Quest, Defending Jacob, The Morning Show.

Amazon Prime Video

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The Grand Tour - Amazon Prime Video

The Platform

Together with free and fast shipping from Amazon’s e-commerce marketplace, Amazon Prime includes Amazon Prime Video and the gamer streaming subscription Twitch. Even though Amazon Prime Video doesn't release hit shows often, the very affordable package and excellent programming are worth the subscription.

Notable Shows and Movies

Lord Of The Rings: Rings of Power, The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, The Office, Wheel of Time, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, 007 Series.

HBO GO

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Game of Thrones - HBO GO

The Platform

HBO GO hosts an excellent selection of TV shows and movies available in Singapore. Shows featured on HBO GO are mostly of alternate universes with great story lines. Enjoy an epic journey through Westeros with the seven houses, battle through the prairie in Westworld, fight crime in the DC Universe and tame magical creatures in the Harry Potter series. There will never be a dull moment on the HBO GO streaming platform.

Notable Shows and Movies

Game of Thrones, House of The Dragon, Westworld, The Batman, Chernobyl, DC Universe, Rick and Morty, Dune, Euphoria, Harry Potter series.

YouTube Premium

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YouTube Logo

The Platform

Almost everyone has clicked on the big red play button once in our lives, so prevalent has it become in our modern lives. The platform features content from video content creators, and is also a video streaming and social media site. YouTube Premium (previously known as YouTube Red) is a paid subscription service that enables ad-free video streaming, access to YouTube Originals and YouTube Music for online and offline video and music streaming.

Notable Shows and Movies

YouTube Originals, Creator Content, Live News, Music Videos and everything else related to video streaming.

Viu Premium

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Running Man - Viu

The Platform

Viu’s speciality is Asian entertainment, featuring shows and movies from all over the Asian region. Bring on the romance and drama with K-Drama, HK Drama, Chinese Movies, Thai shows and Japanese variety shows on Viu. Viu is free with ads, but with Viu premium, you can enable ad-free and offline watching.

Notable Shows and Movies

Viu Originals, Running Man, My Roommate is a Gumiho, Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist, It's Beautiful Now, The Age of Blood, Keys to the Heart.

meWATCH

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Healing Heroes - meWATCH

The Platform

meWATCH is a homegrown platform owned by Mediacorp. It has limited shows without ads, but you can opt for a prime plan to watch unlimited local shows ad-free. meWATCH also has add-ons like Animax + GEM for anime and Japanese shows, ShemarooMe for Hindi shows and Simply South for Tamil shows. meWATCH’s subscription is very affordable, and they currently offer additional credit card discounts for DBS and Maybank cardholders.

Notable Shows and Movies

Healing Heroes, Dark Angel, Homerun, King of Culinary, Viruman, Sunny Side Up, Adulting Page, Innocents.

Credit Card Discounts

DBS Altitude Visa: Affordable Miles & Luxury Perks
PROMO: None currently available
DBS Altitude Visa Card is an excellent credit card for average spenders who prioritise travel perks. Ultimately, if you want to enjoy top privileges with respectable rewards rates, all without paying a fee, DBS Altitude Card is the best option for you.
  • Pros
    • Great for online travel bookings
    • Cons
      • Those willing to pay an annual fee for more bonus miles
      • Affluent travellers who are willing to pay a high fee for luxury travel perks
      Maybank Family & Friends MasterCard: Cashback in SG & MY
      Get Samsonite Harts 68/25 Spinner worth S$550
      Maybank Family & Friends is one of the most flexible cashback cards on the market, allowing customers to self-select five cashback categories in which they earn 8% cashback.
      • Pros
        • Good for budgets of S$800/month
        • Awards 8% cashback on 5 categories of your choice
        • 3 year annual fee waiver
        • Great to use in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
        • Cons
          • Merchant restrictions
          • Lacks miles & travel perks

          hayu

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          The Real Housewives Series - hayu

          The Platform

          Are you a fan of therapeutic, trashy reality TV? Get hayu, where you can watch all the scandalous reality TV shows straight from the US. hayu also features a true crime series focusing on real cases for those who are drawn to the darker side of life.

          Notable Shows and Movies

          The Real Housewives series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians series, True Crime, Below Deck, Married to Medicine, Rich Kids series.

          iQiyi

          love between fairy and devil iqiyi
          Love Between Fairy and Devil - iQiyi

          The Platform

          iQiyi is another platform specialising in Asian entertainment. Watch the latest C-drama, K-drama, Manhwa, Donghua anime, Malay drama and variety shows on one platform. iQiyi is initially free (but with ads), although with the premium subscription, you can watch your favourite dramas ad-free offline.

          Notable Shows and Movies

          Love Between Fairy and Devil, See You Again, Make a Wish, Sweet Teeth, Love Under The Full Moon, Descendants of the Sun, What’s Up?

          Music Streaming

          blue and black record player

          A wise man once said that music changes and moves the world. Recorded music has come a long way, from records to cassettes, various discs and now streaming onto your device directly, thanks to the revolutionary power of the Internet. Here are some of the best music streaming platforms available in Singapore.

          Spotify

          Spotify Music Streaming
          Spotify Logo

          Made in Sweden, Spotify is possibly the most popular and biggest music streaming platform in the world. Spotify offers free copyrighted music streaming with ads and shuffle on mobile. Spotify premium is the paid, ad-free plans for students, individuals, duos (two users) and family (six users). With music streaming across various genres (even more you’ve never heard of), audiobooks, self-help material, meditation, poetry and podcasts available on Spotify, there’s something for everyone.

          YouTube Premium Music

          YouTube music on a laptop and a google home on a table
          YouTube Music on a Tablet

          YouTube Music is inclusive with the YouTube Premium platform, where you can watch both creator content and music videos. Probably the coolest thing about YouTube Premium is that, with a music video playlist, you can opt to watch the music videos in video mode or listen to album versions of the selected piece in song mode. YouTube is still the best platform to support up-and-coming creators or music covers not available anywhere else.

          TIDAL

          tidal music streaming platform
          TIDAL Music Streaming Platform

          TIDAL is famously co-owned by music artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk, Jack White and Madonna. TIDAL strives to give more ownership, control and (allegedly) three times the monetary compensation than Spotify to artists. For listeners, TIDAL HiFi is known to have the best lossless music quality amongst all streaming platforms. If you want to support your favourite artists and enjoy excellent lossless music quality, TIDAL HiFi is the music platform for you.

          KKBOX

          kkbox music streaming platform
          KKBOX Music Streaming Platform

          KKBOX platform is great for Asian songs and podcasts as it hails from Taiwan and is owned by a Japanese company. KKBOX is Singapore’s answer to a great selection of lossless music, and it features a wide selection of Mandopop, K-Pop, J-Pop and J-Rock. The platform is currently running a promotion with DBS/UOB cards for two plans:

          Credit Card Discounts

          DBS Live Fresh: Cashback for Contactless & Online Spend
          PROMO: None currently available
          DBS Live Fresh credit card offers up to 5% rebates on online & contactless spend, additional 5% green cashback
          • Pros
            • Great rewards on contactless payment methods (Visa payWave)
            • Green cashback on eco-eateries and retailers
            • Various entertainment discounts and promotions
            • Cons
              • Lacks travel and overseas spend rewards
              • Not suitable for low budgets
              DBS Woman's World: Miles for Online Shopping
              PROMO: None currently available
              DBS Woman’s World credit card offers up to 20 miles from online purchases, 6 miles from overseas purchases and 1 mile from other purchases.
              • Pros
                • 0% interest payment plans available
                • Good rewards for online shopping
                • Online purchase protection
                • Cons
                  • Lacks travel perks
                  • Limited rewards categories
                  UOB One Credit Card: Best Rebates
                  UOB One Card offers great cashback rates (up to 10%) for consistent spenders looking to earn cashback on everyday essentials, such as dining, shopping and petrol.
                  • Pros
                    • Good fit for budgets of at least S$2,000 per month
                    • Easy cashback on daily spend
                    • Gives rebates for paying bills
                    • Cons
                      • Doesn't fit high budgets or low/inconsistent budgets
                      • Annual fee
                      KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card: Top Miles for Young SIA Loyalists
                      KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card is a great credit card for frequent flyers with Singapore Airlines – earn 3mi/S$1 spend on SA, Scoot and KrisShop spend, and 1.2 miles on all other spend.
                      • Pros
                        • 3 mi per S$1 on SIA, SilkAir, Scoot & KrisShop
                        • Up to 3 mi on dining, transport, online shopping & travel
                        • Expedited KF Elite Silver status, Scoot privileges
                        • 10,000 annual bonus renewal miles
                        • Cons
                          • Just 1.2 mi on non-category overseas spend
                          • No lounge access perks
                          • No spend-based fee-waiver

                          Apple Music

                          Apple music on an iphone and airpods pro on the table
                          Apple Music on an iPhone and AirPods Pro on the Table

                          Apple Music is a music, video and audio streaming service created and owned by Apple Inc. You might hear of this service when you purchase an Apple product as Apple offers a complimentary trial for all device purchases. One of Apple Music’s most famous worldwide radio stations is the Apple Music 1. Apple has sealed deals with famous music companies such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group to bring you the best in current music.

                          The Ultimate Subscription Price List

                          TV Streaming (All prices exclude GST)

                          TV Streaming ServiceTiered PlanTotal Price (in SGD) Per MonthTotal Price Per Device Per MonthTotal Price Per YearTotal Price Per Device Per Year
                          Netflix (1 User)Basic$12.98$12.98$155.76$155.76
                          Netflix (2 Users)Standard$17.48$8.74$209.76$104.88
                          Netflix (4 Users)Premium$21.98$5.50$263.76$65.94
                          Disney+ (4 Devices)One tier only$11.98$3.00$122.20 (15% off)$30.55 (15% off)
                          Apple TV+ (5 Devices)One tier only$6.98$1.40$83.76$16.75
                          Amazon Prime (3 Devices)One tier only$2.99$1.00$35.88$11.96
                          HBO GO (5 Devices, 2 streams)One month subscription$13.98$2.80$167.76$33.55
                          HBO GO (5 Devices, 2 streams)Three month subscription$29.98$2.00$119.92$23.98
                          YouTube Premium (1 Device)Individual plan$11.98$11.98$143.76$143.76
                          YouTube Premium (6 Devices)Family plan$17.98$3.00$215.76$35.96
                          ViuFree plan, with adsFreeFreeFreeFree
                          Viu Premium (3 Devices)Premium plan, ad-free$7.98$2.66$76.60 (20% off)$25.53 (20% off)
                          meWATCH (Free plan)Free plan with ads, limited showsFreeFreeFreeFree
                          meWATCH (5 Devices)Prime plan, ad-free, unlimited downloads & shows$9.90$1.98$118.80$23.76
                          meWATCH (5 Devices)Animax + GEM (Anime & Japanese)$1.99$0.40$13.99 (40% off)$2.80 (40% off)
                          meWATCH (5 Devices)ShemarooMe (Hindi)$5.99$1.20$42.99 (40% off)$8.60 (40% off)
                          meWATCH (5 Devices)Simply South (Tamil)$4.90$0.98$39.90 (30% off)$7.98 (30% off)
                          hayu (6 Devices)One tier only$4.99$0.83$43.98 (25% off)$7.33 (25% off)
                          iQiyi (2 Devices)Standard$6.98$3.49$69.98 (15% off)$34.99 (15% off)
                          iQiyi (4 Devices)Premium$10.98$2.74$109.98 (15% off)$27.49 (15% off)

                          Music Streaming (All prices exclude GST)

                          Music Streaming ServiceTiered PlanTotal Price (in SGD) Per MonthTotal Price Per Device Per MonthTotal Price Per YearTotal Price Per Device Per Year
                          Spotify (1 Device)Student plan, annual verification needed$4.99$4.99$59.88$59.88
                          Spotify (1 Device)Individual plan$9.90$9.90$118.80$118.80
                          Spotify (2 Devices) Duo plan$12.98$6.49$155.76$77.88
                          Spotify (6 Devices)Family plan$16.98$2.83$203.76$33.96
                          YouTube Premium Music (1 Device)Student plan, annual verification needed$6.98$6.98$83.76$83.76
                          YouTube Premium Music (1 Device)Individual plan$11.98$11.98$143.76$143.76
                          YouTube Premium Music (6 Devices)Family plan$17.98$3.00$215.76$35.96
                          TIDAL (6 Total devices, 1 online, 5 offline)HiFi plan$9.90$1.65$118.80$19.80
                          TIDAL (6 Total devices, 1 online, 5 offline)HiFi Plus plan$19.80$3.30$237.60$39.60
                          KKBOX (1 Device)Monthly subscription$9.90$9.90$118.80$118.80
                          KKBOX (1 Device)Single payment, 90 days$9.90$9.90$118.80$118.80
                          KKBOX (1 Device)Single payment, 365 + 1 month free$9.90$9.90$118.80$118.80
                          Apple Music (1 Device)Student plan, annual verification needed$5.98$5.98$71.76$71.76
                          Apple Music (1 Device)Individual plan$9.98$9.98$119.76$119.76
                          Apple Music (6 Devices)Family plan$14.98$2.50$179.76$29.96

                          Conclusion

                          With this cost breakdown of the ultimate list of TV and music streaming, you can make an informed decision in choosing the subscription plans that best suit your needs. Be sure to maximise your subscription rewards with the best cashback credit cards and miles credit cards!

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                          Fiona Ling

                          Fiona is a full-stack marketer working in the digital sphere for more than six years.
                          A self-proclaimed foodie and bargain hunter, she wants to bring the best deals and value to the community around the world. When not working on her pet projects, Fiona can be found sipping a coffee while reading a paperbacks or watching mystery thrillers on Netflix and Disney+.