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Grab's latest app updates include hotel bookings, video-streaming, movie ticket purchases and more

Grab's latest app updates include hotel bookings, video-streaming, movie ticket purchases and more

Out of the box

Text: Janice Sim


When Gojek made its entrance into our city, the fate of Grab seemed to be momentarily threatened. Admittedly, the bulk of us were elated for a second viable competitor to enter the ride-hailing market in Singapore, in hopes of better, lower prices for our daily trips.

This might be a bold statement; but Grab is moving on — beyond satisfying our transportation needs. Albeit with its latest (and greatest) updates made to its app, there's more efficiency and tech built in to set it apart from its competitors. We especially adore the JustGrab Trends tab, which tells us the best times to book or avoid based off user behaviour and surge trends.

But beyond that, Grab's newly launched interface is bent on fulfilling our lifestyle needs via a single interface. If you have yet to scroll down (beyond your transport tab) on the app, it's certainly time to do so. Here's what we're most excited about:

Another version of Google Maps
So you're not exactly satisfied with the surge pricing on the Grab app. Within the interface itself, you can find out best alternative routes to your destination via public transportation — equipped with clear and concise directions as well as bus stop names.

Hotels on the fly
Forget the cumbersome need for a desktop just to compare hotel deals for an upcoming trip. Grab easily pulls up hotel and other accommodation rates from Agoda as well as Booking.com.

Grab Agoda

Ticketing booth
In the app, you can easily purchase tickets, starting with movies on the silver screen. This weekend, it's all about Avengers Endgame.  

Grab

Killing time
Enroute in your GrabCar booking or waiting for your GrabFood delivery to arrive, you can stream videos (just to pass time) with Hollywood blockbusters and regional favourites made available with its partnership with HOOQ.

Grab movie streaming

Snag free rewards and alluring deals
Look out for easy actions (like watching an ad) that can instantly get you 1,000 points or making a conscious effort to GrabPay your transactions in-store to redeem free movie tickets. 

For more information, click here.

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