Globe Telecom has announced that the network will be bringing the Google Chromecast to the Philippines through its broadband plans, offering Filipinos a new method to stream their favorite content at home.
Virtually unheard of prior to Globe’s announcement, the Google Chromecast is gaining traction to go with the rise of SVOD services like HOOQ. The Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming dongle that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port. It’s essentially a smart TV on a stick. It grants a standard TVs with the abilities of a smart TV. The Chromecast also allows users to cast the content on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop onto a bigger screen. It can be used as a TV remote control, DJ for a party, and view Chromecast-ready apps.
The Chromecast is compatible with Android devices, tablets, iPhones, iPads, Macs or Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. Casting with the Google Chromecast is as easy as plug-and-play. Users can use the following Chromecast-ready apps:
- TV and Movies: HOOQ, CrunchyRoll, Stream2Cast, AllCast, Flixster, Dailymotion, Viki, SkyOnline
- Games: Just Dance Now, Monopoly Dash, Wheel of Fortune, Rube, Catch Phrase Blitz, Alien Invaders, Big Web Quiz
- Sports: NBA App, MLB, Red Bull TV
- Photos and Videos: YouTube, Chrome, Piccastr, BubbleUPnP, Pixlr, Lyve, Avia, Picture Cast, DayFrame
Soon, Globe customers can get the Chromecast for free starting at Globe Home Broadband Plan 1299 with free access to HOOQ. It will be available across all Home Broadband Plans which will come with free access to HOOQ and Spotify, or the NBA League Pass. Meanwhile, Platinum Home Broadband customers can avail of the Chromecast for free starting at Plan 3749 to Plan 9999 with free access to HOOQ, Spotify, and the NBA League Pass.
To know more about these offers, visit www.globe.com.ph/chromecast.
Check out our October 2015 issue next month for a review of this device.