Astro Video On Demand

What is VOD?

What is VOD?

Astro’s Video On Demand (VOD) service allows you to download programmes directly to your PVR box via an internet connection. You can then watch your chosen programmes at your convenience. Explore what’s available on Astro VOD below!

Free VOD

Download thousands of hours of free entertainment. On Demand

Catch up on all the TV shows and movies from your favourite channels at your own convenience! If you’re an Astro subscriber, all you need to do is connect your PVR to the internet and you’ll be able to access Free VOD programmes*.

*Based on entitlement

How to Connect Your PVR
Free VOD

TV Shows

Movies

Astro Plus

Download complete seasons and movies.
On Demand.

Subscribe to complete TV series and exclusive content. Access and watch your own programmes at your convenience.

How to Subscribe to Astro Plus
Astro Plus

VOD Store

Purchase and download today.
On Demand.

Browse and purchase your favourite movies from our extensive library and watch them at your convenience.

How to Purchase from the VOD Store
VOD Store

How To Guide

Select the option below that best describes you:

I have a PVR enabled box I have a Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
I am an Astro IPTV subscriber I am an Astro IPTV subscriber
I do not have a PVR enabled box I do not have a Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
I am an Astro IPTV subscriber

Woohoo! You're all set!

Congratulations! You are already connected to the internet via a broadband cable
and are ready to access all our Video on Demand and Catch Up VOD offerings.

Just press 'home' and select 'Video on Demand'!

It's time for an upgrade!

Get even more from your Astro subscription by upgrading to our Personal Video Recorder (PVR). It's easy to enjoy Video On Demand content on our most up-to-date Personal Video Recorder (PVR), which have built in Wi-Fi capability.

Call Us @ 03 9543 3838 OR @ 1300 82 9888 OR Upgrade Online

Does your PVR box have a Wi-Fi icon?

Yes, it does Yes, it does
No, it doesn't No, it doesn't

How do you want to connect your box to the internet?

If your Astro set top box is next to your broadband router, we recommend connecting them using an Ehternet cable for a faster, more reliable connection.

Wired connection using an ethernet cable Wired connection using an ethernet cable
Wireless connection to your Wi-Fi network Wireless connection to your Wi-Fi network

How do you want to connect your box to the internet?

Wired connection using an ethernet cable Wired connection using an ethernet cable
Wireless connection using a Wi-Fi Dongle Wireless connection using a Wi-Fi Dongle

Connect using an ethernet cable

Step 1

Go to Home > Settings > Network > Network Preference. Select "Ethernet". Reboot if required.

Step 2

Plug in the LAN cable into the network port of the decoder. Once connected, the LAN icon will appear at the footer of your home screen.

Confirm your connection

Connect to your wireless network

Step 1

Go to Home > Settings > Network > Network Preference. Select "Wi-Fi". Reboot if required.

Step 2

Select 'Yes, continue' at the prompt. Alternatively, go to 'Home' > 'Settings' > 'Network' > 'WiFi'

Step 3

Select your home WiFi > Enter your WiFi password. Once connected, the Wi-Fi icon will appear at the footer of your home screen.

Confirm your connection

Connect using a Wi-Fi dongle

Step 1

Flip the antenna up and plug the Wi-Fi dongle into either the front or the rear USB port of your PVR.

Note: the Wi-Fi dongle is designed to be used with the PVR only. It will NOT work with any other devices, including other Astro decoders.

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Step 2

Choose "Yes, reboot now" to reboot your PVR.

Note: Rebooting is mandatory in order to set up your Wi-Fi dongle for the first time.

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Step 3

After your PVR has rebooted, choose "Yes, connect now" when the pop-up appears. The PVR will scan for Wi-Fi networks. Choose your Wi-Fi network and enter your network key (password) if applicable.

Note: you can also connect to a Wi-Fi network using WPS or by manually entering the details. Press the BLUE button to choose advanced setup options.

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Confirm your connection

Confirm your box is connected

Step 1

Press the "apps" button on your remote control.

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Step 2

Notification on screen to confirm box is successfully connected.

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Step 3

Press the "home" button and select Video On Demand to enjoy all the offerings.

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Astro Plus is FREE!

You need to have a connected PVR box to subscribe to Astro Plus. Not connected yet?

Step 1

Press the "home" button on your remote.

Step 2

Select "Video On Demand".

Step 3

Select "Astro Plus".

Step 4

Select "TV Shows", "Movies" or "Kids".

Step 5

Select "SUBSCRIBE NOW".

Step 6

When prompted for PIN CODE, enter default pin '0000' (if you never set your PIN before). Your title will be added to the queue in ‘Download Manager’.

Step 7

To start viewing the title, press “play” button & go to “My Library” to enjoy your downloaded programmes.

Note: Alternatively go to Channel 200 to subscribe

Astro Plus is currently free for all Super Pack customers till 28th Feb 2015. Customers will be able to subscribe from 1st March 2015.

Purchasing from the VOD Store

You need to have a connected PVR box to purchase from the VOD store. Not connected yet?

Step 1

Press the “home” button on your remote.

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Step 2

Select “Video On Demand” and then choose “Astro Store”.

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Step 3

Select “TV Shows” or “Movies”.

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Step 4

Choose your preferred category.

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Step 5

Select a title > press  the blue button  to purchase.

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Step 6

When prompted, enter default pin ‘0000’ (if you never set your PIN before). Your purchase will be added to the queue in ‘Download Manager’.

Step 7

To start viewing the title, press “home” again & go to “My TV” > “Download Manager”.