First Look at Hollywood HDTV, a Video on Demand service in Thailand

November 21, 2014
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For the past few weeks I have been testing out a new Video on Demand service in Thailand called “Hollywood HDTV”. In many ways it is our version of Netflix without regional restrictions. So, if you want to get access to videos and don’t want to pay for a Netflix account as well as a VPN to hide your IP address, then Hollywood HDTV is your answer. Better still, their servers are here in Thailand and so I haven’t experienced any buffering at all. Admittedly, these are not new movies, nor are there any TV series available yet, but a month’s subscription is actually cheaper than watching one movie at the cinema. And with Hollywood HDTV you get about 350 foreign and Thai movies with 50 new ones added every month.

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My experiences so far have been with mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad, an Android box and on my PC computer. For Apple and Android smartphones there are dedicated apps which you can download  for free. You can do that now and browse what movies they have on offer this month (search for Hollywood HDTV). You can start watching on your iPhone on your way home from work and then switch to iPad which is automatically synched to your last viewing point. If you want to watch it with your family you can throw it onto the big screen via an Apply TV or an HDMI adaptor cable for your iPad. If you have an Android box plugged into your TV, you can use that instead with the Android app. All devices are synched to your account. However, you can only use one at a time.

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The home page is sorted into different categories such as horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Blockbusters, Drama, Oscar Winners and Thai Movies. There is also a section for Editor’s Pick, Movies Just Added and also one for movies Leaving this Month. You can also search for certain movies, actor’s names or even just keywords such as “action”. This then gives you recommendations as well as stars and directors with that keyword. Clicking on a movie you get to see a synopsis and list of cast. It also tells you what audio is available (English or Thai) and the subtitles. Unfortunately, none of the Thai movies have English subtitles. For all Hollywood movies you can watch in the original language.  So far I haven’t seen any blurred or censored scenes.  If you don’t want to watch a movie yet, just click Add to My Theater to get easy access later on all your devices.

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Overall I have been very pleased with what I have seen so far. Yes, I know it doesn’t have any new movies, but there are a lot of good old ones which are worth watching again. At the moment, they have three packages you can buy. The first one is 199 Baht for 30 days. Then for 1,190 Baht you get 180 days and for 2,380 Baht you get 360 days. For some reason the yearly subscription is only 8 Baht cheaper than if you pay monthly. But be aware, the normal monthly price is 299 Baht. Since its launch the “special” price has been 199 baht per month. I have no idea if they intend to increase this later. But, I did hear that they plan to add TV series next year. Please note, Hollywood HDTV is only available to subscribers inside Thailand. Their website can be found at: www.hollywood-hdtv.com

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94 Responses to First Look at Hollywood HDTV, a Video on Demand service in Thailand

  1. sunny
    November 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Richard ,
    I would love to try it out for 7 days . thanks so much .

    • Richard Barrow
      November 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      An email with unique promo code will arrive shortly. Let me know if you don’t receive it.

      • Stewart
        January 21, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        Hello Richard, Please let me have a promo code. Thanks.

        • Richard Barrow
          January 28, 2015 at 9:39 am

          Email sent. Please leave a short review after you have tried it.

      • Normann
        February 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Hey Richard,
        any chance of a promotion code? Thanks!

    • rox
      January 24, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Hello! May I have a promo code please? Thanks!

      • Richard Barrow
        January 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

        Email sent. Please leave a short review after you have tried it.

    • Antonina
      February 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Hello Richard. Any chance I can also get a promo code? Thanks in advance!

  2. mark
    November 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    would like the 7 day trial please Richard 🙂 Thanks Mark

  3. Tawee
    November 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I want free trail 7dau

  4. Phalika
    November 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I want to get 7 day trial

    please

  5. Daverichards
    November 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Yes please richard

  6. Pui
    November 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Plesse Please Please Richard!

  7. Mats Engstrom
    November 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Ok, this sounds (at least mildly) interesting. Let’s see if True internet is up to the task. Please send a promo code to me….

    • Richard Barrow
      November 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Don’t get too excited as there aren’t any new movies! But it streams well for me on True. Let me know how you get on. Email sent.

  8. Daverichards
    November 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Opps…. This is the correct email, sorry

    • Richard Barrow
      November 21, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Yes, when you fill in the comment form you need to double check your email. Just sent you another email with the promo code.

  9. Sturla Luverak
    November 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Richard,
    I would like to try it out, to see if it is something for the wife.

    • Richard Barrow
      November 21, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Email sent. Hopes she likes the Thai movies.

      • Sturla Luverak
        November 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

        Thanks a lot.

  10. Spencer Montague
    November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Richard, please send me the promo code. Thanks!

  11. Eddie
    November 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Can I have the code as well please…
    Thanks.

  12. Erica Morgan
    November 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Sounds good. Yes, please!

  13. Christopher Bennett
    November 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Hope there are still some codes left?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Richard Barrow
      November 22, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Yes, no problem. Their offer sill stands of a free 7 day trial. Email sent.

  14. Ashkan Shayegan
    November 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Sure,please!

  15. Marc Partiti
    November 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Richard could You please send me the code too? Can I use it on smart TVs?

    • Richard Barrow
      November 22, 2014 at 6:39 am

      If your smart TV has a web browser than I cannot see why not. Though, if you have an Android box plugged into your TV you might find the app a bit better. These cost on average 3,500 Baht but the cheapest I have is 1,395 Baht and 1,999 Baht. Email sent.

      • Marc Partiti
        November 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

        Thanks 🙂

  16. J.R.
    November 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I’d be interested in a promo code as well. Thanks.

  17. Harry
    November 22, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I like to give it a try …
    TIA

  18. Brian
    November 22, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Hi Richard,
    Please send me a code.
    Thanks for all you do! I am a frequent traveler to Thailand. I find the information you post invaluable.
    Regards, Brian

  19. YoK
    November 22, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I want free 7 day

  20. estelle
    November 23, 2014 at 6:38 am

    If I am a tourist, can I use it while I am in Thailand without a Thai cc?
    would love to try the free trial out

    • Richard Barrow
      November 23, 2014 at 10:59 am

      I believe you can pay via credit card, Internet banking or at the ATM. Email sent with free trial.

  21. Cheron
    November 23, 2014 at 9:01 am

    please send 7-day promo code
    Thanks!

  22. Bill Dahm
    November 24, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Yes, I’d like to give it a try. Send me the promo code.

  23. Kevin
    November 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Seen billboards around and was wondering what it was, would like to try it.

  24. mike M
    November 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Hiya richard would like to try out the 7day promo code thanks Mike

  25. Tammy Brown
    November 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I would love to try the 7 day trail? Thanks

  26. Nathaniel T Hughes
    November 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    awesome post. thanks sharing. would love to try it free for 7 days

  27. John H
    November 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Hi Richard,

    Could you please send me the promo code? Thank you!

    John

  28. Bjorn
    December 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Richard, I’d like a promo code if they’re still available. Thanks!

  29. hakim
    December 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Hello Richard,

    Is it still possible to get a free 7 days trial ?

    Thanks !

    • Richard Barrow
      December 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Email sent.

      • Natchanai
        December 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

        Hi Richard,

        Please send me the trial promotion code for this. Please.

        Thank you and regards,

  30. ALAN MONTGOMERY
    December 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Please send me your seven day free trail …..

    Regards

    ALAN ……

  31. Henry O
    January 1, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Hi Richard,

    Can I get the promo code too?

    thanks

  32. Richard
    January 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Hi there, I would appreciate a promo code to try this out. Thanks !!

    • Richard Barrow
      January 12, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Sorry, no longer available.

    • ALAN MONTGOMERY
      January 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Yes I would like to try this out , but how does it work , what equipment do I need , how much will it cost per month ?
      I live here in Rayong THAILAND . Been in THAI for three years ……..

      Alan …….

  33. Jane
    January 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Could you please send me the promo code?

    Thank you,
    Jane.

  34. Jack
    January 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hi Richard,

    I would appreciate your promotion code to try this out?

    Regards,

    Jack

  35. Margo
    January 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

    How does this compares with Apple TV option, where you simply pay for the content you view from the iTunes store with no subscription required?
    The Thai store library has quite a decent collection of movies (and Thai films have English-language subtitles), although no TV series, while the Apple TV box facilitates streaming from mobile devices.

  36. Hisham
    January 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Mr Barrow
    Can I have have a 7 day trial promo code
    Thanks

    • Richard Barrow
      January 28, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Email sent. Please leave a short review after you have tried it.

  37. Josh
    January 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Great info. Can I get a link?
    Thanks, Josh

    • Richard Barrow
      January 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Email sent. Please leave a short review after you have tried it.

      • Theresa
        March 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm

        If possible could you send me a promo code for Hollywood HDTV?

        Thank you,

        Theresa

  38. Matthew Hayward
    January 31, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Richard, would you send me a promo code, please? Thank you!

    • Richard Barrow
      January 31, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      I don’t think the promo code works any more. There’s been no feedback at all.

  39. RobertW
    February 10, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Hi Richard

    Netflix is far better than stupid suck Hollywood HDTV ,
    Please change your headline.

    Robert W.

  40. james owens
    May 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    lived in phuket 25yrs would lik 2 try it tks.

  41. Jade
    June 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Please could I get a promo code?

  42. Jelly Laurente
    August 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hi richard barrow i just want to ask with regards to hollywood hdtv. If i will pay through 7-11 stores. What will i do after i pay? Do i need something to input on the app or what? Coz i log in via facebook and i didnt make any account on hollywood hdtv. Thank you for reading 🙂

    • Richard Barrow
      August 3, 2015 at 6:32 am

      I haven’t done that, but you should have a code which you then enter on your account after you log in

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