Been using +iflix
for a week and got another week left on my free trial. Here's my take on this so called Netflix of Asia.
Overall I pretty satisfied with the content iflix offer even there's no new blockbuster movies. Even Astro Best didn't have new blockbuster movie until blu ray version comes out. I didn't even come to iflix for movie but rather for their tv shows collections. There's a lot of popular drama can keep you company although you may dissapointed if you're looking for a specific tv show. My advice, just enjoy the one they offer because you will become hooked once you start watching any US drama show. There's also some animated tv show for kid, Korean drama, and Malay content which didn't interest me much.
iflix offer web app, android, and ios app. I'm using an android phone and I had no trouble playing videos on the app. Although based on the low rating in Play Store, most if not all user who uses an intel based phone like Zenfone had trouble playing video.
I had trouble using Google Chrome on Windows where the video will stutter when play on high quality. I try using Internet Explorer and the stutter gone. IE also provide additional setting where you can change video quality and aspect ratio of the video. So Google Chrome user, you had to lower your pride and use IE instead to watch iflix on laptop or computer.
Lastly customer support. I use the quick "talk to us" button 3 times for support and they reply to my email 2 times. The last one I ask for why video stuttering on Chrome while IE can play smoothly. They said their "wizard" will look into it and asking me to update the app on Play Store. Sigh.
Guess that's that. Will I subscribe to iflix after my trial ended? It's RM10 a month, why not? I'll support anything that can shake Astro dominance in Malaysia TV industry. I pay Astro more for a month than iflix charge me for a year. Imagine that. Although I still cannot recommend ifix to my friends and family since there's a lot of tv show didn't have local subtitle. I hope this something iflix can fix in the future.