It’s official: Smart and PLDT partners with iflix It’s official: Smart and PLDT partners with iflix
Smart and sister company PLDT will now have its own movie and streaming service similar to Hooq and Netflix. With just P99 per month,... It’s official: Smart and PLDT partners with iflix

Smart and sister company PLDT will now have its own movie and streaming service similar to Hooq and Netflix. With just P99 per month, subscribers can enjoy the robust movie selection from content provider iflix.

Cable TV may have been all the rage back in the 90’s but more than a decade later, the Internet has overtaken that along with almost every type of media we used to consume before. Now, everything is on the ‘net, and if you’re like us, you sometimes miss using the TV to actually watch a show.

Now, Smart and PLDT Home subscribers can enjoy their favorite movies and shows streamed right into their smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones for just P99 a month, thanks to their partnership with iflix!

The country’s biggest multimedia networks PLDT HOME and Smart Communications, Inc. deliver entertainment everywhere in the Philippines with the launch of its pioneering exclusive partnership with iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service.

The partnership with the PLDT Group in the Philippines, the first among a series of launches for iflix in the region, will let families and individuals enjoy more than 11,000 hours of TV and movie entertainment from the best content providers around the world—including top Hollywood, European, Asian, and even local studios—in just a few clicks.

This means users can now enjoy unlimited entertainment wherever they are across the broadest range of devices – from smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and even TV screens – at a very low price starting at P99 per month, exclusive to PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers nationwide.

Whether you’re spending the weekend at home with your family, commuting to work on a Monday morning, or leaving for an out-of-town trip with friends during the summer, you can now enjoy entertainment everywhere with iflix in partnership with PLDT HOME and Smart,” said Ariel P. Fermin, PLDT EVP and Group Head of Consumer Business.

With the convergence of the services from the number one home broadband provider and the largest mobile network in the country, our customers may conveniently access our most compelling entertainment content whether at home or outside of home. We are definitely looking forward to letting our subscribers in on a bigger and better entertainment experience everywhere with the help of iflix,” Fermin added.

We are extremely proud to have come together with the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines and, indeed, one of the region’s leading companies, to offer iflix to PLDT’s enormous customer base. With well over 75 million Filipinos communicating and being entertained using PLDT Group services, they are the absolute perfect partner for iflix in the Philippines,” said iflix chairman Patrick Grove.

In PLDT we have found a like-minded partner who is committed to changing the way entertainment content is consumed in the region. We look forward to building an extraordinary business in the Philippines together.

iflix Home to the World’s Best Entertainment Content

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, has struck turnkey deals with Hollywood’s top studios, including The Walt Disney Company,Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (Fox), BBC Worldwide (BBC), and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (Warner Bros.), and many more, to bring only the most captivating TV and movie content to Filipino users.

This means users can enjoy breakout TV hits such as “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who,” “Homeland,” and “The Big Bang Theory,” as well as action-packed superhero flicks that include “Star Trek,” “Batman Begins,” and “Green Lantern,” among thousands of other titles.

Entertainment everywhere

PLDT HOME users can enjoy a buffet of iflix content at home.  Existing users of PLDT HOME DSL, and PLDT HOME Ultera can enjoy iflix as an add-on option on top of their monthly fees, for only P99 per month. Fibr Plan customers can enjoy iflix for free as part of their subscription. Further, HOME customers who will upgrade to a TVolution or Telpad plan will have unlimited access to iflix at no additional fee.

Smart subscribers, meanwhile, will be able to enjoy endless entertainment on the go also for P99 a month, charged to their prepaid loads or on top of their postpaid accounts.

To get started with iflix, simply register an account via www.iflix.com and receive a 14-day trial of the service. Once the trial expires, PLDT HOME and Smart users will be able to subscribe iflix for only P99 per month. To enjoy iflix on your Android and iOS devices powered by PLDT HOME and Smart, simply download the iflix app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Jason Dayrit
Jason is a gadget junkie, a gear head, and an aspiring Internet Supervillain. He is also the EIC of twenty8two.com.

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