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Astro seems to be rolling out free versions of its services lately. First there was Astro GO, the revamped version of Astro on the Go, and now a free version of Astro NJOI, called NJOI Now, is available for your viewing pleasure.
What is NJOI Now?
Like Astro GO, NJOI Now is Astro’s streaming service that allows you to stream live TV channels, shows, movies, and more on your tablet, computer, or smartphone, wherever you are, whenever you want. NJOI Now is the only mobile app in Malaysia to provide you free access to on-demand entertainment from box sets, live sports, and news, among others.
NJOI vs Astro
So why are there two different streaming apps from Astro? Quite simply, although both NJOI and the normal Astro packages are satellite streaming services, they target different users with different modus operandi. Astro has many more channels and includes a monthly commitment depending on the package you choose, while Astro NJOI offers 28 free TV channels plus 20 free radio channels for a one-off payment, which means no monthly bills!
NJOI Now offers 19 free TV channels, including Astro Awani, Astro Arena, Astro AEC, Astro Xi Yue HD, Astro Xiao Tai Yang, CCTV4, Kah Lai Toi, Astro Tutor from UPSR through to SPM, Astro Vaanavil, Makkal TV, Astro Prima, Astro Maya HD, TV Alhijrah, Go Shop (Malay and Chinese versions), and Astro Oasis.
Free Box Sets
Enjoy free box sets from all three main Malaysian languages: Malay, Chinese, and Indian, all for free through Astro NJOI. Browse through dramas such as Lara Aishah, Isteri Tuan Ihsan, Suri Hati Mr. Pilot, Memori Cinta Suraya, The Legend of Mi Yue, or Hidden Faces; let your kids glue themselves to the TV to watch 7 Days; enrich your knowledge with travelogues, documentaries, and reality shows such as KL to Karakaidu, Garden of Treasure Sr. 2, or Kalakka Povathu Yaaru. What’s more, the list of contents will be refreshed monthly, which means you get to sample a wide range of channels for free!
That’s not all. In addition to free TV channels and box sets, you also get to enjoy free movies via NJOI now, also in all three main Malaysian languages. Some of the movies are even offered in 3D! Sit back, relax, and enjoy flipping through the initial 15 free movies offered, from Ali Baba Bujang Lapok, Iby Mertuaku, Nujum Pak Belalang, Nasib Si Labu Labi, Tiga Abdul, GD BF, 24, Rainbow Fairy, A Touch of Sin, Ra, Rajini Murugan, Moondram Pirai, Kaadai Oviyam, Kadhalan, and Endless Night in Aurora. This list will also be periodically refreshed, so stay tuned for more free movies over time!
Everyone. All you need to do to be eligible is to sign up for it on the Astro website. Existing NJOI subscribers can link their accounts to NJOI Now, but keep in mind that some content available through the NJOI decoder are unavailable on NJOI Now. You’ll only receive a blackout if you happen across such discrepancies.
You can access NJOI Now via PC or mobile device, provided you meet the following specifications:
Visit the NJOI Now website via Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox 32-bit. Install the NJOI Now video player browser plug-in. To stream from NJOI Now, your computer or laptop must have at least 4GB RAM, and run on either Windows 8 or Mac OS X Mavericks and above. In addition to that, ensure that you have at least 5Mbps Internet speed to prevent lagging.
To watch NJOI on the go on Apple devices, download the NJOI Now mobile app through the Apple Play Store, provided your mobile device runs on iOS 9 and above. You can download content through the app through both WiFi and data for offline viewing later.
To watch NJOI on the go on Android-based devices, download the NJOI Now mobile app through the Google Play Store, provided your mobile device runs on Android 4.4 and above. You can download content through the app through both WiFi and data for offline viewing later.
For more information, stop by Astro’s website, educate yourself, then have fun streaming!