Viu is a Hong Kong-based freemium online media streaming service. It is spread across 15 countries including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle-East Countries (Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE). Viu gives access to Asian dramas, the biggest online collection of Korean Dramas, TV Series, Indian Movies & TV Shows, a wide range of its Originals and Anime content as well.
It has over 40,000 hours of content in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil and Korean. It has content partnerships with top production houses and content owners such as Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd., Sony Music, Daily Hunt, Zee Digital Convergence, Tips Industries Ltd., Balaji Motion Pictures, Phantom Films, Rajshri Entertainment, Unisys Infosolutions, Shemaroo, Anand Audio, and BBC Worldwide to keep its viewers entertained.
Whether you love good, crazy Bollywood movies, or action-packed Tollywood and Tamil Cinema, cool sports-related originals, or the largest available store of K-Dramas, animes, thrill and mystery series, Viu can be a one-size-fits-all streaming media for you. And most of it is FREE!
Is Viu Available for Free ?
Viu is mainly a freemium subscription service. It has a lot of content, including TV shows, movies and originals that can be streamed online or downloaded to watch offline.
- It claims that 70% of its content is available for free.
- The free subscription contains ads
- For free users, the videos are displayed at 480p max quality.
- The free plan allows the download of only one video at a time. It means you have to delete the existing video to download a new video. The downloaded video stays for 7 days only.
What is Viu Premium?
The Premium plan has additional features, such as-
- Ad-free streaming
- Priority viewing (as early as 72 hours before free users),
- High resolution [1080p] viewing
- Access to some Premium Paid content.
- Download as many videos as you like which stay till the time you have a subscription.
Viu Premium Pricing
The rates for the premium subscription vary territory-wise.
Viu Premium in India
For Viu-vers in India, the premium plan comes for a 30-day free trial.
Viu Price Plan for Indian Users:
After the trial period, the subscription to the Premium plan costs-
- INR 99 for 2 months
- INR 299 for six months
- INR 599 for 12 months
If you pay through carrier billing, and you have insufficient prepaid balance, you can be automatically subscribed to a weekly pack. The charges for different carriers being:
- Rs 23 for Idea! and Vodafone
- Rs 25 for AirTel
Viu Premium Hacks for Indian Users
- eBay and Freecharge provide various promotional offers and flexible payment system.
- Flipkart Plus members get 3 months of Viu Premium subscription for free. Users can claim the offer on the Plus members’ page and get the coupon code.
- To pay for the subscription user has the choice to pay via PayTM, Promo Codes, Paypal, Freecharge, Carrier Billing, and Credit or Debit Cards.
Viu Premium in Malaysia
For Viu-vers in Malaysia, the premium plan comes with a one-month free trial.
Viu Price Plan- Malaysia:
The premium plan, after the period of the one-month free trial, begins at RM10 per month.
Viu Promo codes & Hacks for Malaysian Users
- Celcom customers can get an additional one-month free subscription.
- If you are a customer of Digi, yay for you. You can avail 5GB data and a month of Viu subscription bundled at RM5.
- UniFi, TM and Streamyx customers are eligible for a free three-month premium subscription of Viu. Also, Shopee offers a premium subscription of Viu for 6 months at only RM48 (saving RM12) (visit Shopee for more offers).
Viu Premium in Singapore
For Viu-vers in Singapore, the Premium plan comes with 2 months free trial period.
After the trial period of two months, Viu has a low monthly premium plan of S$6.98.
Viu Promotions and Hacks
- If you are a Singtel customer, lucky for you. As it is the only telecom partner with Viu-Singapore, the premium service is available for a low monthly price of S$4.90 (and another free trial month).
- Customers of Singtel can also upgrade directly from their internet package. The subscription can be bundled up with 1 GB data pack with an additional S$3 per month.
Viu Premium in Thailand
Viu-vers in Thailand can avail a free trial for one month.
Premium Plan Cost:
Post one month, a customer can upgrade to premium for only 119 TBH per month.
Viu Premium for Hong Kong users
Free Trial Duration:
For a new customer, Viu provides a one-month trial period after which the premium begins.
After the free trial is over, Viu charges HK$15 monthly as the premium subscription.
Viu Subscription in South Africa
For Viu-vers of South Africa, Viu content comprises only of the local TV shows, as Viu has paid partnership with Etv, SABC, and Vodacom. Thus, most of the content available is free.
The Viu Premium subscription in South Africa is available at-
- R69 per month or
- R20 a week or
- R5 per day.
Viu Premium in Indonesia
For Viu-vers in Indonesia, the streaming service offers a trial period of 30 days.
After the completion of the trial period, the subscription price is IDR 30,000. (US$ 2.15).
Viu Promotional Offers for Indonesian Users:
Viu has tied up with IndiHome Fiber, Telkomsel and Samsung to provide fast speeds to its users across devices. While IndiHome and Telkom have bundled plans and data packages, Samsung will let Samsung Galaxy users access all Viu content through the ‘Viu partner offer’.
Viu Subscription in the Philippines
The free trial period for Viu-vers in the Philippines is one month.
Viu Philippines Price Plan:
After the free trial period ends, the premium subscription is
- ₱129 per month
- ₱1188 for 12 months ( ₱99 per month effectively).
Viu Promo codes & Discounts for Philippines Users
- Currently, Viu is offering a discount of 25% on the use of code VIUZEROADS to all premium subscribers in the Philippines, in their Lazada store. This offer is valid till 14th April only.
- Users can also avail a premium pack of one year at ₱990 (saving ₱198) at Shopee.
- If you pay through Globe, the monthly premium becomes ₱99.
Viu Free & Premium Content
Viu offers the largest Asian content available on a streaming site. It provides Kdramas, Japanese Series, Anime, Variety Shows, Movies and Music programs. Besides these, Viu has Original Indian Hindi content as well, including Banned, Truth or Tamanna, Jammin’, Memories, Kaushiki and 13 Mussorie. While the bulk of the content is from Korea, Viu is expanding its content sources to other countries such as Hong Kong and Thailand as well. While most of the content is youth-oriented, it has a wide variety of content to watch from. We here at FlickZee have a list of some curated content that you can start watching right away.
Viu is one place to find most of the Korean Dramas. Most of the content is free. The Korean dramas accessible are popular and subtitled for viewer ease, some of which are-
- Prime Minister and I
- Black Knight
- Good Doctor
- Boys over Flowers
- City Hunter
- The Heirs
- Marriage Contract.
- The Accidental Couple and many more.
Viu Indian Originals
The list of Originals produced by Viu is wide and large. The Originals are available in the audio of the language of the regional area, but with subtitles available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Viu is on its way to launch content in Arabic and Bangla as well. Some of the best originals available on Viu are-
- Kaushiki featuring Rannvijay Singh and Sayani Gupta
- It Happened In Hong Kong featuring Amol Parashar and Aahana Kumra
- Love Lust and Confusion starring Tara Alisha Berry and Rajat Barmecha
- No 1 Yaari with Rana which features Rana Daggubati
- ‘Hello Saga’ starring Shruti Hassan
- I Can You Can ft. Milind Soman
- The Bridge
Viu has also produced sports originals-
- What the Duck featuring Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir
- Viru Ke Funde with Virender Sehwag
- iB Cricket Super League
Viu has some exclusive (and inclusive) content on regional languages Tamil and Telugu as well. It also has content from award-winning Tamil short films from makers like Manikandan and Venkat Prabhu. Some of these are available with Hindi and English subtitles and most of it is free.
- Pill A
- Pelli Gola
- Nila Nila Odi Va
- Door No. 43
- Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru
Viu Hindi Movies
Viu is a one-size-fits-all Video On Demand site. It offers various movies from Bollywood as well as Tollywood. (In India) Besides, it offers movies of the regional area. In India, the available movies include-
- Jab We Met
- Phas Gaye Re Obama
- Road to Sangam
- Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani
- Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya
- Golmal Returns
- Salman Khan Movies including Maine Pyaar Kiya, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Judwa etc.
Viu Telugu Movies
- The Super Khiladi
- Satyadev- The Fearless Cop
- Son of Satyamurthy
- Sarrainodu etc.
Viu Tamil Movies
- Jamai Raja
- Rajmahal etc.
Viu – Devices Supported
Viu App is available for both Android (4.1 and above) and iOS (8.0 and above) platforms. The website can also be accessed on PC, Tablet and Mobile browsers. At any given time, the Viu account is accessible on a maximum of 5 devices. The Viu App is available on Play Store for Android users, on App store for iOS users and on http://www.VIU.com for PC users.
Viu India App features:
- Free App that streams most of the content for free.
- Download in HD to watch offline
- Subtitle options in the available languages
- Enable or Disable Subtitles
- Push Notification alerts available for the latest content
Pros and Cons of Viu Premium
- Viu showcases over 70% of the available Korean Drama.
- It is the store to a maximum variety of content including Kdrama, anime, Originals, Hollywood series and movies, Bollywood movies and even the regional content of the respective country.
- Even for a freemium model, Viu offers a lot of content.
- The picture clarity is 480p, even for a free user.
- The premium price is very low. It beats other users.
- Viu has a partnership with regional carriers providing the customer to pay through telecom carrier.
- For any available content, Viu provides regional language subtitle.
- For fans who are fans of Asian content, Viu is one of the very few streaming sites.
- Not just TV content, Viu has also partnered with several YouTubers (not some budding ones, but famous YouTubers like Black Sheep and Fully Filmy)
- For a free customer, there are too many ads.
- Viu has availability only over 15 countries.
- A user can avail only his/her regional content as Viu is IP based.
- The free model consists of a drawback where you can only download one episode at a time and only for 7 days.
- It uses too much data [1.3 GB an hour (basic)] as even the lowest quality is 480p.
Who Would Love Viu?
- Youngsters, especially girls who love K-dramas
- Fans of unique platform-original TV shows with diverse genres
- Lovers of Tollywood and Tamil cinema
- Fans of old-school Salman Khan movies
|Subscription Plan Details||Viu Subscription||Voot Subscription||TubiTV Subscription||Spuul Subscription||ErosNow Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|30 days free||Free||Free||30 days free||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever|
|Monthly Plan||INR 99 for 2 months||Free||Rs 99||INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|6-Month Plan||INR 299||Free||N/A||–|
|Yearly Plan||INR 599||Free||Rs 999||INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|Simultaneous Streaming||5 Devices||Unlimited||1 User||1 Device|
|Premium Features||Ad-free streaming, Unlimited access, Offline Download||NA||Premium Movies, Unlimited Downloads,
|Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Offers||3 months free subscription for ‘Flipkart Plus members||NA||Free with Ola Play||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users|
|Service & Content Type||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On-Demand Streaming, Live TV Channels, TV shows, Movies.||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals|
|Data Usage per Hour||1.9 GB (HD)||350 MB (SD)||900 MB (HD)||2.0 GB (HD)||400 MB (SD)|
How to cancel Viu Premium
Subscriptions are subject to auto-renewal unless you manually cancel any plan. In order to cancel the Premium Subscription, go to the ‘Subscription’ page in ‘My account’ and unsubscribe.