What kind of service is dTV?
dTV is a monthly video distribution service that allows you to enjoy 120,000 movies, dramas, animations, music, etc. operated by NTT DoCoMo . You can enjoy as many video works as you want anytime and anywhere on your smartphone, PC, TV, etc. Since the works are added and updated every month, you can always find the work you want to see . Of course, it is a video distribution service that can be used by people other than DoCoMo users . (You will need to create a d account and password.) In addition, dTV has a 31-day free trial period that even first-time users can use with confidence. If you cancel within the period, you can experience the service with peace of mind because you will not be charged at all.
Usage fees and payment methods
The usage fee is ¥500 (excluding tax) per month , and although it is a one-coin price, the number of contents is over 120,000, making it one of the top classes in Japan. Isn’t this work lineup quite profitable for this monthly fee? Also, regarding the payment method, if you are a docomo user, you can use docomo payment or credit card, but please be aware that non- docomo users only support credit card payment.
Compatible credit card companies
VISA / MASTER / JCB / AMEX / *Limited to cards issued in Japan.
What genre do you have?
dTV offers not only abundant content, but also many genres.
Western painting Japanese film animation Foreign drama
domestic drama Korean style/Flower style kids variety
original music rental new title
Titles that will end distribution within 31 days Titles coming soon
In particular, [titles that will be distributed] and [titles that will be distributed soon] are very worrisome. In addition, the [Korean Wave/Hanaryu] genre has more than 520 works (as of May 2020 / including rental), making it a particularly fulfilling genre. A wide range of genres such as works starring Hallyu stars , muddy love stories , period dramas , etc. are distributed, so it is a fulfilling content for fans.
I have a lot of works to talk about, but…
In addition to unlimited viewing content on dTV, many of the latest works and persistently popular titles require separate charges . As an example, the number of foreign movies that can be viewed unlimitedly is about 700, but the number of rental works is about 1700. In this way, depending on the content, there are many rental works in the lineup, so depending on the title, individual billing is required. Please do not forget that the fee system is partially different from the video distribution service of the complete flat-rate service. The actual rental fee starts from about 150 yen per movie, and the standard price is 300 yen for dramas and 300 to 500 yen for movies (both in HD quality). .
Advantages and disadvantages
(1) Non-docomo users can sign up & the price is cheap
When you hear the name dTV, you may think that it is a service exclusively for docomo users, but it is an unlimited viewing service that can be used by non-docomo users for the same monthly fee of 550 yen. Also, [550 yen per month] is a top-class rate plan in the video distribution service industry.
②With the download function, you don’t have to worry about the capacity!
dTV has a function that allows you to download the content you want to watch to your smartphone or tablet. You can watch videos without worrying about capacity even at home or in places without wifi. For those of you who think you can’t watch videos because you don’t have wifi even though you have free time, I definitely want you to try using this download function.
③ You can also watch music programs!
You can watch dramas, movies, variety shows, and even music programs. For example, you can watch live videos, music event videos, and music programs other than music videos. Music lovers will love this service.
④ You may get special benefits!
dTV has a little benefit during the contract period, and there is a mechanism called “membership rank” that is not often found in other video distribution services. It is a mechanism to rank up according to the period of use. Of course, you can get a lot of d points by using dTV for a long time. Below is a summary of the conditions suitable for membership ranks and the benefits (d points you can receive) for them.
Bronze member … During the free trial period: 500 points
Silver member … After the free trial period ends: 1000 points
Gold member … 1 day after the next month from Silver member: 3000 points
Platinum member … 1 day after 3 months from Gold member: 5000 points
10 people (lottery) will receive d POINTs every month among the member ranks introduced above. It’s a lottery, and there are only 10 people, so the odds of winning are low, but I’m happy because it’s a privilege that other video distribution services don’t have.
① Content with poor image qualitySome videos have good image quality, but most of them have SD image quality (the same image quality as DVD). When viewing on a smartphone, the poor image quality is not very noticeable, but when the screen is large, such as a tablet or TV, the image quality feels poor. If you often watch on your smartphone, the quality of the image quality is difficult to understand, so you can use it without any problems, so it may not be a disadvantage to worry about. On the other hand, if you usually watch video distribution services on a tablet or connected to a TV, the image quality may be a concern.
② Simultaneous viewing from multiple terminals is not possible
dTV cannot be viewed on multiple devices at the same time. (Up to 5 devices can be registered with one account.) Therefore, it is not possible to use one d ACCOUNT for the whole family. Again, the monthly fee is a reasonable price, so you may have to use it sparingly, but if your family wants to watch on your mobile phone and TV at the same time, it may be inconvenient. Most other video distribution services allow simultaneous viewing, so be careful.
So far, we have introduced dTV. The monthly fee is very reasonable and the service is easy to use. Because the lineup of the number of works is also large. I think that you can spend a fulfilling time without being bored even in your free time. After considering the advantages and disadvantages of each. We recommend that you try the free trial first and reward. This time it was an introduction article about dTV. Thank you for reading.
Summary of d anime store
Cheaper than other streaming services! / Monthly ¥500 (excluding tax)
It has a download function so you can watch it offline.
There are many topical works, but there are cases where you need to pay separately!
There is a free trial period (1 month), so we recommend registering and trying it out first!