Astro Embraces Digital Age, Launches Video Streaming Apps
In light of the World Cup season, Astro took the initiative to launch a new app, the Stadium Astro VR FIFA WC2018, for the prestigious event.
It is a move that further embraces the shift from traditional television to online steaming, as this is not the first time the well-known broadcasting company has designed video streaming app services.
Created with the digital age in mind, the Stadium Astro VR FIFA WC2018 allows users to watch all 64 Live Matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality from their own VIP stadium suite or from on-the-field camera positions.
The videos that are available are fully optimised to provide an immersive experience through the use of a smartphone.
To further highlight its increased involvement in the digital age, Astro held the "Born to Love the World Cup" event on 27th June; an event that invited influencers and guests to test out the Stadium Astro, Astro GO, and Stadium Astro VR FIFA WC2018 apps.
Check out the information below for some quick notes about the apps.
Stadium Astro VR lets you watch all 64 Live Matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality from your own VIP stadium suite or from on-the-field camera positions.
Stadium Astro VR videos are fully optimised for seamless and immersive experience through your phone. No special equipment is required.
Stadium Astro allows you to enjoy every footballing moment live in HD.
Highlights, news, multi-angle match feeds and real-time statistics are provided on the app wherever you go. Now you won't have to reach for the nearest TV or Google the news to be up-to-date on the World Cup!
Available free for all Astro customers.
Now you can watch Astro without TV. Catch the best of local and international sports, TV shows, movies, comedy, drama, news, kids and much more by simply using your smartphone or tablet.
Please note that Astro GO can only be consumed in Malaysia.
Star guests who attended the event were hitz.fm announcer Adam C, former professional footballer Danny Mills of Leeds United, and French footballer Djibril Cisse of Swiss club Yverdon.
Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini