StarHub TV: Price, features and content

StarHub TV brings world-class entertainment to your home through its extensive fibre infrastructure. Read on to find out if the service is worth the subscription.

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StarHub TV

As one of Singapore’s leading homegrown pay TV operators, StarHub TV offers a broad suite of premium content to Singaporeans. Starting out as a cable television operator in 1991, StarHub TV switched to the modern all-fibre broadband network to provide viewers higher quality services along with better interactivity and smarter features.

Bidding farewell to old-school TV, the service offers subscribers the new StarHub Entertainment experience. You can enjoy more than 150 channels of entertainment streamlined into 7 Entertainment Passes. Offering English and Asian shows as well as movies and sports, StarHub TV has you covered. If you’re into Asian content, you can opt for the Malay, Indian or Filipino language-specific content as well.

StarHub TV also offers its own online streaming service named StarHub Go. The service enables you to access a wide selection of live TV and catch-up channels as well as on-demand content on any device. This includes the most talked-about HBO Originals, the latest TVB dramas, the best of Disney as well as live sports action.

Read on to find out what exactly StarHub TV has to offer and to decide whether this is the service you’re looking for.

How much do StarHub TV and StarHub Go cost?

StarHub TV offers the new and revamped StarHub Entertainment experience through its seven genre-based Entertainment Passes: English Entertainment Pass, Asian Entertainment Pass, Movies Pass, Sports Pass, Malay Entertainment Pass, Indian Entertainment Pass and Filipino Entertainment Pass. You can subscribe to any of these passes for S$29.90 per month with a 24-month contract. If you want a shorter contract period, you can choose to have a 12-month contract at S$39.90 per month. A no-contract option is also available at S$49.90 per month.

If you want to add another pass to your subscription, each new pass costs you S$17.90 per month. You also have the flexibility of switching between the 7 passes anytime and you will be able to enjoy the new one in 24 hours. In addition, you may also upsize your entertainment by adding more content with Add-On channels starting from S$1 per month.

If you’re new and still not sure which pass to subscribe to, you can get a taste of StarHub Entertainment by signing up for the 28 world-class channels offered by the Variety Pass at just S$19.90 per month. This comes with a 12-month contract. You may upgrade it to one of the Entertainment Passes at any time during the contract period.

Please note that you need to have StarHub Fibre Broadband to subscribe to any of the passes. If not, simply add S$15 per month to have a Fibre Link Access. An installation fee of S$53.50 is also applicable if you sign up to the no-contract option.

A new subscription to any of these passes comes with the first set-top box rental free. If you want to hook up a second screen, you may request an additional box at just S$14.90 per month. You will also receive complimentary access to watch your subscribed channels on the go via the online streaming service StarHub Go. This allows you to watch your subscribed live TV and catch-up channels on any device at any time and anywhere.

StarHub Go itself offers a variety of entertainment through a wide selection of StarHub Go packs. The Go Select pack allows you to stream Korean movies, Chinese dramas and thousands of TV shows at S$9.90 per month. If you’re a sports fan, you may opt for the Go Sports pack at S$9.90 per month to stream live sporting action from the biggest events around the world. The Go Family pack is your best choice for unlimited family entertainment. At S$14.90 per month, you can watch over 50 live TV and catch-up channels.

There’s also the TVB Anywhere SG (Premium) pack at S$4.98 per month featuring the latest TVB dramas, variety shows and classics. The Go Disney pack brings original series and movies from Disney, as well as both animated series from Marvel and Star Wars at S$4.90 per month. For unlimited blockbuster movies and HBO Originals, you can subscribe to the HBO GO pack at S$13.98 per month. Lastly, there’s the FOX+ pack at S$19.90 per month streaming the latest TV series, movies and live sports.

Which devices are compatible with StarHub Go?

You can enjoy StarHub Go content on your desktop or laptop via starhubgo.com or on your tablet or mobile phone via StarHub Go’s dedicated app. You can download the StarHub Go app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

What content do StarHub TV and StarHub Go offer?

StarHub TV offers seven genre-based Entertainment Passes for you to enjoy. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect from each one of these passes. For a complete channel listing, check out the StarHub Entertainment channel list.

  • English Entertainment Pass. This is the best value pass. It brings you more than 50 channels of the latest English entertainment, including dramas, variety shows, inspiring lifestyle shows and popular kids programs as well as critically acclaimed documentaries and latest news around the world. This includes channels like AXN, Blue Ant Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle, Disney Channel, National Geographic, CNN and many more.
  • Asian Entertainment Pass. This is the go-to pass if you want to enjoy the widest selection of top-rated dramas, award-winning and blockbuster movies, variety shows, infotainment and live award shows from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. This includes channels like CCTV-4, Celestial Movies, KBS World, Star Chinese Channel, tvN and many more.
  • Movies Pass. This is the ultimate entertainment pass for all movie fans for around-the-clock binge watching of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning movies, all-time favourite classics and international movies in their original languages from Spain to India. This includes channels like CinemaWorld, Cinemax, FOX Action Movies, HBO, KIX and many more.
  • Sports Pass. This is the only sports pass that brings unparalleled access to a line-up of live broadcasts and highlights shows of sporting events such as wrestling, tennis, golf, motor sports and cricket. This includes channels like beIN SPORTS, FOX Sports, STAR Cricket and many more.
  • Malay Entertainment Pass. This specially curated pass offers the finest Malay entertainment, including Malay blockbusters, top-rated dramas and variety shows. Additionally, there are also the latest and hottest Korean dramas and movies bundled for your pleasure. This includes channels like Astro Warna, KBS World, MNC Channel, ONE and many more.
  • Indian Entertainment Pass. This entertainment pass brings you the best of Hindi and Tamil entertainment. The pass offers movies, dramas, variety shows and comedy shows as well as news and current affairs from India. This includes channels like Colors, Sony Channel, STAR Plus, Vannathirai, Zee TV and many more.
  • Filipino Entertainment Pass. This is the “must-have” selection for every Filipino family. This pass includes the top-rated dramas, movies and variety shows in Tagalog, along with news and lifestyle shows from the Philippines. This includes channels such as ANC, Cinema One Global, The Filipino Channel and many more.

If you’re not sure which Entertainment Pass suits you, there’s the Variety Pass that gives you a taste of what StarHub Entertainment has to offer. This pass gives you 28 world-class channels and brings you dramas, news, documentaries and more across English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil programs. This includes channels like DIVA, Boomerang, DreamWorks, Travelxp, TVBS Asia and many more.

The streaming service StarHub Go offers unlimited access to a variety of entertainment across its wide selection of StarHub Go packs. Take your pick from the list and watch your favourite content on your mobile, tablet or laptop, when you want and where you want.

  • Go Select. This is your one-stop selection for the latest TVB dramas, on-demand shows from Korea, China, Hong Kong, the US and the UK. The pack provides access to thousands of TV shows such as The Legend of Hao Lan, The Crowned Clown, Ever Night, Chicago Justice and many more.
  • Go Sports. Live stream the biggest sporting events all year round, including UEFA Champions League, Copa America Brasil, CONCACAF Gold Cup, BWF SuperSeries, WWE, Super Rugby and many more.
  • Go Family. Enjoy unlimited family entertainment with over 50 live TV and catch-up channels showing English, Asian, Korean, lifestyle, education, kids and news programs. The pack includes channels such as BBC Lifestyle, Cartoon Network, Warner TV, VV Drama and top shows such as Blue Planet II – Oceans of Wonder, NCIS: Los Angeles, Stranger, Hey, Let’s Sing! and many more. Check out the complete list of Go Family pack channels.
  • TVB Anywhere SG (Premium). TVB Anywhere SG is TVB’s exclusive over-the-top service for Singapore viewers. The pack offers TVB’s classics, latest dramas and variety shows, such as The Learning Curve of a Warlord, Fist Fight, Life on the Line, Guardian Angel and many more.
  • Go Disney. Streaming the best of Disney, the pack offers you original live-action movies and series as well as Marvel and Star Wars animated series. You can watch shows such as Big Hero 6: The Series, DuckTales, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and many more.
  • HBO GO. With the HBO GO app, you have unlimited access to a wide range of Hollywood movies and HBO Original content across four live channels (HBO HD, HBO Hits, HBO Family and HBO Signature) and a video-on-demand library. This includes the latest blockbusters such as Skyscraper, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the most-talked about HBO Original episodes such as Game of Thrones, Ballers and many more.
  • FOX+. Stream Hollywood blockbusters, the latest TV series, Asian movies, inspiring documentaries and live sports via the FOX+ app or www.foxplus.com. This includes blockbuster movies like Logan and Atomic Blonde as well as top-rated shows like The Walking Dead, Empire, The Good Doctor and many more.

Do StarHub TV and StarHub Go offer a free trial?

No, StarHub TV doesn’t offer any free trials. Instead, additional benefits await if you decide to subscribe to one of the seven Entertainment Passes. First, you’re entitled to enjoy 50% off the second Pass onwards for the first 3 months.

Additionally, you may simply top up S$38.90 per month to add on a 1Gbps StarHub Fibre Broadband and enjoy greater savings with HomeHub Plus plan. By signing up, you’re eligible to have the first 3 months at S$0. This means you pay S$0 for broadband and TV for the first 3 months, and S$68.80 per month thereafter.

The streaming service StarHub Go also doesn’t offer any free trials, but subscribers are provided with various offers from each pack. For example, the Go Select pack offers the first month free for StarHub customers. The FOX+ pack on the other hand offers 50% off for the first 3 months. Most of the packs also require a no-lock-in contract and some of them provide data-free streaming on StarHub Mobile.

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. For complete and detailed information, please visit StarHub’s website.

How do StarHub TV and StarHub Go compare?

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Price p/month or equivalent Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD?
Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video [SG]
SG$8.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
3
Yes
Hayu
hayu [SG]
SG$4.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Curiositystream
CuriosityStream [SG]
US2.99
No
On-demand streaming
Yes
Yes
iwonder
iwonder [SG]
US $4.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
2
No
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic [SG]
SG$10.98
1 month
On-demand streaming
1
No
Netflix Premium
Netflix Premium [SG]
SG$16.98
1 month
On-demand streaming
4
Yes
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard [SG]
SG$13.98
1 month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Kanopy
Kanopy [SG]
Free
Free
On-demand streaming
1
No
Kanopy is a free streaming service available for students and library card holders at participating institutions.
MUBI
MUBI [SG]
SG$9.60
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Tubi TV
Tubi TV [SG]
Free
Free
On-demand streaming
1
No
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