【Hong Kong Streaming Services Overview 2024】Tips To Get 5% Discount/Miles For Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Subscription

【Hong Kong Streaming Services Overview 2024】Tips To Get 5% Discount/Miles For Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Subscription

Which streaming service is the most affordable? Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, or Apple TV?  Which one allows you to share with friends and family? Or which one offers a free trial? Don’t worry. We’ve got you all covered in the following blog post. Also, don’t forget to check out the tips on how to get a 5% discount or earn miles with certain credit card deals! Well, you can always rest assured that you are getting the best bang for your money with MoneySmart while enjoying your favorite movies!

Table of contents: Streaming Services in Hong Kong

Top Streaming Services in Hong Kong: Price and Features Overview

Here is an overview of the top 6 streaming services in Hong Kong:

Top Streaming Services in Hong Kong
Streaming Platforms Features Free Trial Monthly Fees Special Offers Account Sharing Offline Viewing Highest Quality
Netflix Netflix Original Production N/A HK$63 N/A Max. 4 screens at once Yes 4K
Disney+ Disney Brands: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar N/A HK$73 Yes Max. 7 screens at once—10 connected devices. Yes 4K
hmvod Hong Kong Classics, European, and US Movies 1 Month HK$48 Yes Max. 2 screens at once—5 connected devices Yes HD
Apple TV+ Production from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams 7 Days HK$68 N/A Max. 6 screens at once Yes 4K
Amazon Prime Video Amazon Originals like “The Boys” 7 Days HK$46.7 N/A Max. 3 connected devices Yes 4K
HBO GO HBO GO Originals like “The Last of Us” and “The Righteous Gemstones” N/A HK$78 Yes Max. 2 users at once—5 connected devices. Yes HD

In terms of price, hmvod offers the lowest price and it provides 1 month free trial while the most expensive streaming service is HBO GO.

How Much is Netflix Hong Kong? Get Household Sharing Plan for HK$27 Only

Recently, Netflix increased prices, with all three plans – basic, standard, and premium – seeing a rise of HK$10 to HK$15. The biggest increase is in the premium plan, which went from HK$93 to HK$108, an increase of 16.1%.

Netflix Price Increase

Plan Type Basic Standard Premium
New Monthly Fee HK$73 HK$88 HK$108
Old Monthly Fee HK$63 HK$78 HK$93
Increase +HK$10 +HK$10 +HK$15
Percentage 15.9% 12.8% 16.1%

The monthly fee starts at HK$73, but if you and your family can share an account, you can choose the premium plan of HK$103, sharing the services on 4 screens at the same time, lowing the cost per person to HK$27 each month. But do note that the sharing can only be used within a household, any additional member needs to pay s monthly fee of HK$28.

Netflix Monthly Subscription Plan Overview
Plan Type Basic Standard Premium
Monthly Fee HK$73 HK$88 HK$103
Number of Users Allowed 1 2 4
Video Quality Standard Definition (SD) High Definition (HD) Ultra High Definition (UHD 4K)
Minimum Required Internet Speed 3.0mbps 5.0mbps 25mbps
Additional Members Up to 1 Up to 2
Monthly Fee per Additional Member HK$28 HK$28

Netflix account sharing policy changed: HK$28 for an additional member slot

In May 2023, Netflix changed its policy and no longer allows account sharing. However, standard and premium account users can choose to add additional member slots for HK$28 per person per month. Check out the blog post for more details: Netflix Account Sharing in Hong Kong: Is It Still Possible?

What is the difference between sharing your Netflix account?

Sharing your Netflix account means a Netflix account is meant to be shared by people living together in one household, while if you have plan to share the Netflix account with someone who doesn’t live with you, they buy an extra member slot to add an extra member to your account for HK$28.

Amazon Prime Video: HK$46.7 per Month

The Amazon Prime Video streaming service is a bargain for customers, with a regular price of US$5.99 per month, which equates to roughly HK$46.7. This is less expensive than several other platforms, in the case of a single account.  The platform mainly features content from European and American movies, including their hit original series “The Boys,” which enjoys significant popularity in North America. The well-known, long-running car show “The Grand Tour” is another incentive for many to subscribe to Prime Video.

However, Amazon Prime only offers a 7-day free trial period. Another drawback is the limited number of movies and TV shows that provide Chinese subtitles.

Disney+: Monthly Streaming Service Fee Can Be HK$8.7 per Month

Disney+ delivers a treasure trove of more than 1,200 films and 16,000 programs from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and STAR. What’s more, you can share the access with up to 7 friends, paying as little as HK$8.7 per person per month. (It’s a self-made Disney+ family plan!)

You can opt for the annual fee of HK$738 (HK$738 / 12 months / 7 users = $8.7 per month), but keep in mind that only 4 devices can be logged in simultaneously. It’s a case of “the more, the merrier”, but just remember to set some ground rules to avoid any streaming conflicts!

Disney+ Announces Price Increase in November 2023

Disney+ Hong Kong has announced that starting from November 1, 2023, they will offer 2 different subscription plans: “Disney+ Standard” and “Disney+ Premium.”

Disney+ Steaming Price Changes Upon November 1, 2023 
Plan Monthly Fee Annual Fee Maximum Devices Streaming
Disney+ Premium HK$90 HK$918 Up to 4 devices
Disney+ Standard HK$73 HK$738 Up to 2 devices

The “Disney+ Premium” plan is the existing Disney+ plan that allows up to 4 devices to stream simultaneously, supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR, and includes Dolby Atmos content. The cost will increase from the current monthly fee of HK$73/year fee of HK$738 to a monthly fee of HK$90/year fee of HK$918.

The “Disney+ Standard” plan is a new entry-level option with video and audio quality limited to 1080p and 5.1 channel sound. It allows streaming on up to 2 devices simultaneously. The price of this plan remains the same as the current charges, which is a monthly fee of HK$73/year fee of HK$738.

Existing Disney+ subscribers have the option to delay switching to the new plans for 1 month. If no changes are made, they will automatically be “upgraded” to the “Disney+ Premium” plan and will be charged the new fees on their next billing date on or after December 6, 2023.

hmvod Streaming Service: A Selection of Hong Kong Movies and Monthly Fees as Low as HK$39

hmvod can be considered the video platform for Hong Kong people and is especially suitable for those who enjoy watching Hong Kong movies. If you are interested in hmvod, look for hmvod telecommunications partnerships, including csl, 1010, 3HK, SmarTone, and China Unicom.

For example, csl and 1010 offer hmvod membership plans, where customers can watch all movies in the “VIP Unlimited” section unlimited times, receive 2 movie vouchers per month, and pay an average monthly fee as low as HK$41.5.

3HK has launched a 14-month special promotion of hmvod for its mobile service users (first 2 months free, followed by 12 months of contract service), with a monthly fee of only $39, which includes the selection of 3 designated movies per month.

SmarTone has 2 promotion plans: the Standard Plan (no contract required) and the 12-month contract plan. The former can enjoy a free trial for 1 month, followed by a monthly fee of HK$48; the latter can enjoy a free trial for 3 months, followed by a monthly fee of HK$48, with an average monthly fee of HK$36. Both plans can receive 2 hmvod “movie coupons” per month.

Note that hmvod’s charging model is quite special. The monthly fee includes “VIP Unlimited” and extra points per month. Points can be redeemed to watch the newly released movies. The points charged are mostly 25 points for standard definition and 30 points for high definition. Each monthly fee will provide 60 points, which means that you can watch 2 sets of “points” movies per month.

Apple TV+: Monthly Fee as Low as HK$68

In 2019, Apple officially launched its new streaming service, Apple TV+, along with many directors and actors at the master’s level, including multiple original programs.

For only HK$68 per month, you can have a family sharing account through the Apple system, which can be used by up to 5 family members. What’s more? By purchasing any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac on or after July 1, 2021, and activating the device, you can enjoy a 3-month free trial.

Watch 5 Live Channels on HBO GO for HK$78 Per Month

The Oscar Best Picture, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” with Best Actress Winner Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor Quan Ke Huy, and Supporting Actress Jamie Lee Curtis starring, is available on HBO GO!

Subscribing to the HBO GO monthly plan includes 5 live channels: HBO HD, HBO Hits, HBO Family, HBO Signature, and CINEMAX (no separate subscription is available). Non-Now TV customers can also apply for this service by simply applying for a Now ID online. The $78/month bundle plan that includes HBO GO (also includes a 12-month pass for HK$880) also includes NOW EGG and MOViE MOViE PLAY.

Enjoy Streaming Services with Up to 5% Credit Card Cash Back

Regardless of whether you order Netflix or HBO GO, when you subscribe to a streaming platform, you should of course use a credit card with a high online shopping cashback rate to earn cash back. The following are our recommended credit cards:

Standard Chartered Smart Card: Netflix and Disney+ Streaming Platform 5% Cash Rebate

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5% rebate|Waive foreign exchange fee
Cash back on spending at designated stores of HKTVmall
5%
Cash back on local spend
5%
MoneySmart Exclusive Offer
HK$2,268
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【Referral Bliss: Treats for You and Your Loved Ones - Earn Extra HK$100 for Every Referral! 】Unlock extra rewards by referring your friends and family to our fantastic credit card deals! Not only will they enjoy the good deals, but you'll also be rewarded with a referral bonus of 1,000 SmartPoints for each successful application! No cap on the maximum reward amount!

Valid until 31 Jul 2024

Pay your Netfilx bill with the Standard Chartered Smart Card, you now can enjoy a 5% cashback. You can save up to HK$4.65 per month and enjoy the premium account for HK$88.35. And the offer is not limited to Disney+, Netflix with the SCB Smart Card! This offer also applies to other music streaming platforms Spotify JOOX, KKBOX, and MOOV.

More than that, the Standard Chartered Smart Card offers a 5% rebate on daily merchants such as HKTV Mall, McDonald’s, and Decathlon.

EarnMORE UnionPay Card 2% Cash Back on Online Shopping Year-round

EarnMORE UnionPay Card offers 2% cash back on spending year-round, which is higher than the market’s basic cash back rate of 0.4% to 1.5%. An additional 1% cash back is available up to a cap of $2,000, which means that the cash back rate is capped at HK$200,000.

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MoneySmart Exclusive
Earn 2% cashback from everyday spending
Min. Annual Salary
HK$0
Cash back on overseas spend
2%
Cash back on local spend
2%
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【MoneySmart Exclusive Offer】Want to get extra $300 vouchers from MoneySmart?  From now until 31 July 2024, new customers who successfully applied for EarnMORE UnionPay Diamond Card via MoneySmart, can enjoy 3,000 SmartPoints without further spending! Use your SmartPoints to redeem vouchers of your choice worth HK$300 in the Rewards Store(over 20+ brand vouchers including Apple / Wellcome/ HKTVmall etc)!. Click here for more details. T&C applied. (fulfilled by MoneySmart)

[PrimeCredit x MoneySmart] From now until December 31, apply EarnMORE UnionPay Diamond Card through MoneySmart and earn extra HK$100 cash rebate + Welcome offer: HK$670 cash rebate (included the extra up to 2% cash rebate) Or  OTO Vanda 2.0 massage chair (VN-05) (Suggested price: HK$13,800) Or German Pool Smart Air Purifier Fan (EFB-426HM-SC) (Suggested price: HK$2,480) Or Up to HK$90K Interest-free and Handling Fee-free Cash Instalment Program or Tertiary Student: HK$400 Klook e-Gift Card (Extra reward will be fulfilled by PrimeCredit)
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Unlock extra rewards by referring your friends and family to our fantastic credit card deals! Not only will they enjoy the good deals, but you'll also be rewarded with a referral bonus of 500 SmartPoints for each successful application! No cap on the maximum reward amount!

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DBS Live Fresh Credit Card 5% Cash Back on Online Entertainment Spending

By selecting designated expense categories through the DBS Card+ App, such as online entertainment expenses (including but not limited to Netflix), you can earn a 5% cashback.

DBS logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Min. Annual Salary
HK$150,000
Cash back on Online Overseas spend
1%
Cash Back for Designated Online Transaction
5%
MoneySmart Exclusive:

From now until 31 July 2024, customers who apply for DBS Compass Visa through MoneySmart successfully, can get HK$200 Apple Store Gift Card or HK$200 Klook Gift Card or HK$200 ParknShop Voucher! 

Valid until 31 Jul 2024

8% cashback on online transactions with sim Credit Card

You can get 8% cashback on online streaming platform transactions/subscriptions with the sim Credit Card.

sim logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Up to 8% cashback on online retail transactions*
Cashback on Online Retail Transactions
Up to 8%
Fee Waiver
First Year Free
Local Resident
HK$150,000
MoneySmart Exclusive:

From now until 31 July 2024, customers apply for a designated sim credit card through MoneySmart (sim Credit Card/ sim World Mastercard®️) successfully to get a HK$200 Apple Store Gift Card/ PARKnSHOP Voucher/ HKTVmall E-vouchers! 



💡Quick Reminder: Speed up your approval process - After completing your online application, please screenshot your reference ID (which should be 89-XXXXXXXXX-X-03XX-thesim), and conduct digital ID verification on the sim Credit Card App. Complete the verification within 3 hours after application, and sim will offer an additional HK$50 cash rebate! Including the sim welcome offer up to HK$700 or 2x Tickets of The Phantom of the Negative (Valued at HK$ 960) and HK$50 cash rebate, you can enjoy up to HK$1,210 rewards in total!

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Frequently Asked Questions: Video Streaming Platforms

How to get Netflix at a discount?

If you’re a streaming enthusiast, you might want to consider getting a credit card that offers discounts tailored specifically for Netflix or other streaming platforms.

The Standard Chartered Smart Card is a great option as it gives you a 5% cash rebate on Netflix, Disney+, and Spotify, among others. The Hang Seng MMPower MasterCard is also worth considering, as it offers 5% +Fun dollars rebate for any online transactions.

Which streaming platforms offer a free trial period?

Amazon Prime Video, hmvod, and Apple TV+ all offer a free trial period. You can try them out for free before deciding whether to subscribe to their streaming video platform plans.

Can using a designated credit card save on Netflix’s monthly expenses?

Using a designated credit card to pay for Netflix’s monthly fees can earn you cash back, including with the Standard Chartered Smart Card, Citi Cash Back credit card, and the EarnMORE UnionPay card. Some applications through MoneySmarts can also enjoy additional welcome rewards!

How much does the Netflix HK monthly fee cost?

Netflix offers 3 different plans with varying prices for a period of three months. The basic plan costs HK$63, the standard plan costs HK$78, and the premium plan costs HK$93.

Is there a Disney+ family plan?

No, there is no Disney+ Family Plan. However, you can share your Disney+ account with up to 7 user profiles, with only 4 devices streaming simultaneously.

Can you watch HBO offline?

You can download shows and movies to your phone or tablet and watch them offline later.

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