Saturday, October 3, 2015

Globe Telecom Brings Chromecast to Filipino Homes

Google Chromecast is a USB-sized device that is plugged in the HDMI port of the TV set, casting your favorite programs and games from your phone, tablet or laptop directly to your TV screen.

The wait is over.  Globe Telecom recently launched, in futuristic fashion, a revolutionary device transforming entertainment experience to your own home.

Globe Telecom, the country's purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle, in partnership with Google Philippines shatters the entertainment experience to a whole new level as it brings Chromecast to the Philippines.

Chromecast looks like a USB device, but with functions beyond the imagination. The future is definitely here, right at our fingertips. This thumb-sized media streaming device plugs into the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port of a TV set. Customers can cast their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to a bigger screen for a better viewing experience.

Presenting the Chromecast device during the media launch at SMX Convention Center at SM Aura, were (from l-r) Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan, Google Philippines Managing Director Kenneth Lingan, and Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu.

"We are excited to be working closely with Google to bring Chromecast to Filipinos who are huge fans of everything entertainment; from movies, TV shows, games, sports, to photos and videos. With Chromecast, our customers get instant access to quality entertainment experience at home as they get to see their favorite content and apps from the small screen to the big screen," says Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe. "Offering Chromecast supports our commitment to enable the Filipino digital lifestyle even further," Horan continued.

The following apps are Chromecast-ready:

-  TV and Movies:  HOOQ, CrunchyRoll, Stream2Cast, AllCAst, Flixster, Dailymotion, Viki, SkyOnline, etc.

-  Games:  Just Dance Now, Monopoly Dash, Wheel of Fortune, Rube, Catch Phrase Blitz, FitFlap, Scrabble Blitz, Alen Invaders, Big Web Quiz, etc.

-  Sports:  NBA, MLB, Red Bull TV, and more

-  Photos and Videos:  YouTube, Chrome, Piccastr, BubbleUPnP, Pixlr, Lyve, Avia, Picture Cast, DayFrame, and more

Pop icon and Globe endorser, Sarah Geronimo, entertained guests at the Globe/Chromecast media launch.

Globe customers can get the Chromecast for free starting at Globe Home Broadband Plan 1299, with free access to HOOQ, as well as across all Home Broadband Plans with free access to HOOQ and Spotify or the NBA League Pass.

Platinum Home Broadband customers can avail of the Chromecast for free starting at Plan 3749 to Plan 9999.

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