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Streaming video on demand in Cambodia?

Everything you need to know about how to stream video on demand (VOD) in Cambodia.

Streaming services: Netflix, Soyo, JaiKon TV, and iflix

Starting in January 2016, Cambodia-based users could watch TV shows and movies through the world’s most popular service Netflix. Last year’s launch by the American company means that the Cambodian market and the Internet infrastructure are ready. To stream an ultra HD quality TV show or movie through Netflix, the required Internet speed is 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) or 5 Mbps for an HD movie like ‘First They Killed My Father’. Surprisingly, 4G LTE offers up to 11.85 Mbps. Smart is the winner of Cambodia’s fastest mobile networks 2016, according to Speedtest by Ookla. However, it’s highly not recommended to stream a Netflix video show via your limited bandwidth data as pay as go is very expensive.

Need for speed

To stream online TV shows and movies smoothly, all you need is speed and stable Internet link
But for $40 per month or $400 per year, you can have Fiber Edge, a decent Internet connection more than recommended by Netflix for HD content streaming. But if you want a faster Internet to watch Netflix’s ultra HD movies, 50 Mbps for $1,320 per year will guarantee you and your family members the peace of mind. With these Internet packages, you don’t have to worry about data cap (or bandwidth cap). Did you know that it takes up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video?

Beyond Netflix: international and local streaming services

Soyo
In July 2017, Cambodia-based digital media company Sabay unveiled Soyo, probably the country’s first streaming service. What appeals to most Cambodian audience is its Cambodian-made shows as well as Thai and South Korean TV dramas and movies.

JaiKon TV
Is also the latest streaming service tailored to the Cambodian market.

iflix
To enter the crowded market, Malaysia-based subscription video-on-demand service iflix has publicly announced its website in Khmer language that it’s coming soon!

Price guide

Netflix: The standard subscription (HD quality) is 9.99 per month. Or $11.99 for Ultra HD streaming. Both the Standard and Unlimited plan allow you to watch unlimited movies and TV shows. Netflix can quickly hook you up with its first one-month free trial. Of course, you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Soyo: $3 per month
What also makes Soyo’s pricing attractive is that you can also subscribe to the service for just a day $0.19 or $1 a week.

JaiKon TV: $2.99 per month

iflix: not yet available

Media streaming devices

Google Chromecast 2 or Ultra 

Roku Express media streaming device

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