Digi has announced a video companion for its Digi Music Freedom service: Digi Video Freedom. The service functions in very much the same way in that it allows Digi subscribers to stream video without using their internet quota.
Any Digi subscriber (both prepaid and postpaid) with an internet plan will be able to make use of Digi Video Freedom by buying a pass through the MyDigi app. The passes are available in two versions: RM1 for a one hour pass and RM5 for 24 hour access.
Like music, this pass only applies to video services that have partnered with Digi. At the moment, this is limited to Youtube, iFlix, Astro on the Go, HyppTV, Viu, Dailymotion, and tonton.
Digi says that the passes are being released as video streaming is on the rise for mobile users. The number of users streaming video has increased by 7-percent last year, and intends to cater to these users.
One thing to note is that the current pricing is a limited time offer, although Digi has not decided on how long this promotional period will last. Digi head of postpaid and digital services Praveen Rajan says that this will be determined based on how customers receive the service.
There is also a fair usage policy in place, which places a limit on the amount of data that can be used by each of the services. Those on the hourly pass are limited to 3GB of data consumption, while the 24 hour pass is capped at 10GB. Praveen says that this is to better cater to customers and to protect the network from abuse. Users will be prompted to purchase another pass should they meet this fair use quota; which will prevent them from accidentally using their own data quota.
The Digi Video Freedom will be made available through the MyDigi app from 15 April 2015.
*Note: headline has been changed to better reflect the nature of the service