UPDATE: iflix is now available for TM Unifi Home users.
Telekom Malaysia has announced its collaboration with iflix to allow all TM UniFi subscribers to stream content from the local streaming service free of charge for a total of 12 months, which is worth RM96. While this is good news for UniFi subscribers, this collaboration seems to directly impede the growth of TM’s own, HyppTV’s video on demand (VOD) offers, though TM markets this iflix free subscription as an add-on to the existing IPTV service.
What’s peculiar is that this iflix subscription service doesn’t require a login account. Starting mid-December of this year, UniFi subscribers only need to launch iflix on their preferred device while connected to their UniFi connection and the streaming service will “tag” the device, allowing users access to all its content. iflix will allow you to pair up to 5 devices per connection and will support concurrent streaming on up to 2 devices. If you want to register a sixth device, simply remove a previously registered device in iflix’s settings and register the new one. This is is pretty timely especially since iflix now also supports offline viewing on both iOS and Android devices.
Before all you Streamyx subscribers start protesting, TM has also announced that they are working to bring these same benefits to their 4Mbps and 8Mbps Streamyx subscribers at a later date. Unfortunately, this service is not available for UniFi BIZ Advance Plan subscribers.
This collaboration between TM and iflix is the first of its kind in the ASEAN region and is supposed to be part of fulfilling TM’s motto “Life Made Easier”.