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xinmsn.com is a collaboration between MediaCorp & Microsoft Singapore. It aims to provide bilingual Entertainment, Lifestyle, News & Sports content.



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Stale, too many podcasts

Xinmsn is just well, MSN.

Xinmsn is probably sold on it's catch-up television alone. For those who are avid fans of the Singapore shows or series (I am judging you by the way), this is a lifesaver and it means you are free to watch better shows like House and Big Bang Theory on cable and to watch the yawn-breaking Chennel 8 ones online from time to time.

Xinmsn has some industry news but as expected from Singapore's exceedingly boring news and supposed intriguing gossip (which will turn out to be just "oh! he held her hand in public!"), it is a small joke and nothing to be fascinated over.

Overall a boring site.

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I Love XINMSN!

I cant profess how much i love XINMSN.

For someone who doesnt flip open the newspapers to read the daily news, XINMSN provides a great avenue to get snapshots of the big news happening daily. They also have urgent red alerts announcing threats of Tsunami, PAP live election results. XINMSN also provide updates to the entertainment industry, be it local or overseas so i can have my daily dosage of gossip. Another feature i love about XINMSN is its contests and promotions. I have always participated and won a couple of times to concerts, movie previews etc.

My favourite feature of XINMSN would be the catch-up TV of mediacorp dramas. I usually am not at home to catch up on my channel 8 9pm dramas or channel 5 variety shows and XINMSN Catch up allows me to do that at my own time and pace, and best it almost skips all the advertisement times!

I LOVE XINMSN!

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Dad can have the tv to himself

All along, there has only been one television at home with my father being the only one deciding which channels to watch. Since my childhood, my pleads were denied and there was no way to catch my favourite shows after missing them out.

When Xinmsn.com was created, I popped virtual champagne in my mind and did a little dance in my heart! Now, I can watch my shows at any time I want and I do not have to wait for encore any more! Nonetheless, Xinmsn.com has a major flaw - the downloading is horribly slow. A 40-minute show takes me more than an hour to finish watching it.

Anyway, Dad can have the television to himself.

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Free shows and gossip news

I usually visit xinmsn to watch episodes of dramas that i've missed on television. I'm quite happy that they offer a replay of the episodes since Singapore shows are rarely uploaded on youtube.

However, there are some shows that do not have their episodes uploaded onto the website, and sometimes those are particularly the shows i wish to watch.

I also find the advertisements played before each video clip irritating and a waste of time - imagine having to wait 30 seconds every time you want to watch a video. Multiply that by maybe 10 and you'll find yourself wasting 5 minutes of your life. I understand that xinmsn partly relies on advertisements as a source of income, but maybe it could shorten the duration of its advertisements so that viewers will not be put off by them.

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Great to catch up!

i mainly visit this site to catch up on the episodes that I have missed. This is a dream come true for me as my house TV doesn't have the recording function and I used to have to miss my favourite drama episodes.

Now with this site and function coming up, i do not have to worry missing any episodes of my favourtie drama. A click here and a tap there will get me to my drama pronto!
However, there are some technical glitches. Recently, I tried to catch up on some episodes but through the show, it kept stopping and refused to let me watch further. Worse, it was the climax of the episode! What an anti-climax.

Hope they will make some improvements to the videos and better the sound and viewing quality to increase viewer's pleasure.

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Ill-utilised

The concept of xinmsn.com is one that is cool; miss a show, just head to that website and watch it for free. You can catch the latest episodes of your favourite drama and check out the latest entertainment news about your Hollywood and local celebrities. There is just one issue.

The website is SLOW. Loading the videos take up so much time, and although I concede that the quality of the videos when played are good, the fact that it takes around 3 - 5 minutes before I can watch the latest episode of The Noose is a turn-off. I feel that if they improve on the quality of this lifestyle portal, it could have been so much more.

Not my cup of tea. YouTube for me please.

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Great for Catching-Up

When I first saw advertisements for Xinmsn on television, I thought it was something that I would not use because there were already so many similar platforms such as google and yahoo. However, at that time I did not realize that Xinmsn is actually very useful to Singaporeans!

The main pull factor for me was the catch-up TV because I often stayed late at school and would end up missing my favourite tv shows by the time I got home. All this was solved by Xinmsn, providing the episodes online so I could still watch them at another timing! However, the shows are not uploaded for an indefinite period of time so it would still be better to watch the catch-up episode within the same week it was uploaded.

Apart from the catch-up tv page, I also use xinmsn to check the television programmes for the day. Sometimes the Life newspaper at home goes missing so I cannot check the television page hence a virtual platform makes the process much easier.

Xinmsn news is similar to other platforms, but I do find that the articles are extremely short and really only pick out the main points of the topic. It may not provide a satisfying read for some people.

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Nothing fancy except the concept of catching up on lost TV time.

I find xinmsn to be a little boring. Other than their fantastic and crowd-pulling concept of catching up on missed television episodes, I honestly believe that they have nothing much else to offer.

Their news coverage is basically the same as other sites like Yahoo! and CNN. I believe that the nes coverage of any site is basically it's strongest pulling factor. Their entertainment and gossip column is practically bare of the latest and juiciest happenings. When I compare xinmsn to Yahoo!, I find that the latter has more user-friendly options available as well as more useful links.

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Read up on the latest news and catch up on the TV episodes that you might've missed.

Xinmsn.com is the one stop place for you to keep up with the latest news and celebrity gossip. From local news to the world of pop, and also to the Korean wave, know of what's in and hot, and read up all the juicy stories of the biggest stars of today.

I like Xinmsn.com for its diversity. Other than just news, it has Catchup TV, which allows you to watch local shows that have been released on Mediacorp channels, so there is no need to panic if you are going to miss the next episode of the current Channel 8 drama, whatsoever. You can also stream live radio from this website on your computers and read reviews about the latest movies and trends.

With so much to do on a single site, Xinmsn.com is definitely a great place in the online world for people of all ages to visit, and all you need is the internet!

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Catchup TV

Want to know about the latest entertainment news or some interesting facts about life? Set Xinmsn,com as your desktop home page! One thing that I like best from xinmsn was their catchup tv! As I love to watch local drama from channel U and Channel 8, but sometimes due to school or some other commitments, I would not be able to watch the show at the specific time! But now, with xinmsn, I am able to watch the drama online which I have missed a few days ago! And watching online there is a great benefit, which is, skipping the advertisements! Though it has its own online advertisement but it only lasts about 30seconds which is very short as compared to the advertisements being aired on the TV.

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rewatch shows

Sometimes when I do not have the time or missed a show that I really liked, all I have to do is to go to xinmsn.com to re watch the shows. This has make it more convenient for people who are busy with their work or studies but do not want to miss the shows they like. However, I do find it a little irritating as there are advertisements in between the shows and I could not skip it.

It is also very easy to find the shows you want as you can click on the different categories that are given there on the website. You can also watch all the episodes at one time, rather than waiting for the show to play on tv every week or everyday.

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