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[UPDATED] Streaming services encourage Indonesian users to stay home with free access

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Jakarta  /  Wed, March 25, 2020  /  01:38 pm
[UPDATED] Streaming services encourage Indonesian users to stay home with free access

Fortunately, some Indonesian streaming platforms have joined the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic — and help prevent illegal streaming activities — by providing free access to services for a limited period. (Shutterstock/Lopolo)

Working from home in the time of COVID-19 is probably a good excuse for some to work in their pajamas and watch movies in between deadlines without worrying that their boss is watching over their shoulder.

Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate even had time on Monday to plead to the public to "stop streaming illegal movies" during self-quarantine at home. “And for those who are using a virtual private network [VPN], please control yourself and use online resources wisely.”

Fortunately, some Indonesian streaming platforms have joined the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic — and help prevent illegal streaming activities — by providing free access to services for a limited period.

Read also: Three short films you can stream legally, for free

GoPlay

This streaming service from Gojek offers free access to Indonesian users from March 23 to 29 as part of its contribution to encourage people to stay home.

To enjoy the service, you can install GoPlay from your iOS or Android devices and then sign in by entering your phone number, which is already registered on your Gojek application.

GoPlay offers many Indonesian-made movies, such as Ratu Ilmu Hitam (Queen of Black Magic), A Man Called Ahok and 27 Steps of May, as well as the Gossip Girl Indonesia series.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🍿🍿NONTON GOPLAY #DIRUMAHAJA 🍿🍿 Akses gratis 23-29 Maret 2020. GoPlay turut berkomitmen mendukung kampanye #dirumahaja untuk lawan COVID-19 agar kamu tetap semangat dan tetap produktif. Karena itu, jangan lupa untuk juga sesekali beristirahat. Untuk memastikan kamu tetap bisa terhibur selama #dirumahaja, GoPlay membuka akses gratis dari 23-29 Maret 2020. Caranya gampang: 1. Install GoPlay melalui Appstore atau PlayStore. 2. Masukkan nomor HP yang ter-register di aplikasi Gojek. 3. Nikmatin akses gratis GoPlay kamu. Selalu jaga kesehatanmu demi orang-orang tersayang. Yuk, bersama dukung gerakan #dirumahaja untuk meredam penyebaran COVID-19. #waspadacovid19 #covid_19

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iflix

Kuala Lumpur-based streaming platform iflix is also offering free access for one month until April 24. 

Streamers can redeem voucher DIRUMAHAJA when signing in to the platform and enjoy VIP access to iflix content.

Iflix partners with over 150 studios and content distributors, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, NBC Universal, Fox, CBS, BBC, Sony Pictures and Discovery, serving more than 25 million users in 13 countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Subscribers can opt to watch popular Indonesian movies such as Dua Garis Biru (Two Blue Stripes), Susah Sinyal (Hard to Get Cellphone Service) and Keluarga Cemara (Cemara Family), as well as TV shows such as Preman Pensiun (Retired Thug) and Stand Up Comedy Indonesia.

International content available on iflix includes TV series Mr. Robot and movies such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Exorcist: The Beginning.

Vidio

Video streaming service Vidio allows users to freely access Indonesian films such as Gundala, The Raid, Head Shot, Pendekar Tongkat Emas (Golden Scepter Knight), Menunggu Pagi (Waiting for Sunrise), Pertaruhan (The Bet), One Fine Day and Fiksi.

Viewers can enjoy free access from April 4 to 30 by simply downloading the app, registering and redeeming "VIDIOBEBASNONTON" voucher code. (gis/kes)

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