PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers can now enjoy seamless video streaming via Netflix
Manila, Philippines – PLDT HOME Fibr, DSL, Ultera and Smart subscribers can now access the extensive library of movies, TV shows and original content of global video streaming pioneer Netflix.
While all PLDT HOME subscribers can access Netflix using their home broadband plans, Netflix is best experienced with the powerful connection of PLDT HOME Fibr which now delivers speeds of up to 1Gbps and with plans as low as P1,899 per month, with free TVolution stick.
Netflix’s adaptive streaming feature recognizes how robust the connection is and automatically adjusts the video quality streamed to the screens. Fibr’s unique symmetrical download and upload speeds allow users to watch their favorite Netflix shows on high-definition and even on Ultra HD quality. Users may also opt to stream Netflix content on their HDMI-ready TV using the TVolution Stick whether thru browser or by downloading the app from the Microsoft Store.
Netflix users can also watch their favorite shows even outside the home with Smart’s largest broadband network in the country allowing Smart subscribers to stream Netflix content anytime and anywhere. Smart Bro Plan 799 subscribers can connect their free 4G pocket wifi to up to ten devices with 4.5 Gb monthly data allocation while prepaid kits are available for only P1, 495 which comes with 350 mb data allocation for per month for three months.
“We recently increased the speeds of all Fibr plans while we continuously deploy more LTE sites for wider coverage in anticipation of customers’ growing appetite for bandwidth heavy apps like video streaming,” PLDT and Smart EVP and Consumer Business Group Head Ariel P. Fermin said. “The enhanced availability of Netflix in the Philippines will add to the growing range of compelling content that people can easily access through the robust and extensive fixed line and wireless networks of PLDT and Smart.”
Customers can choose from three Netflix plans starting at P370 per month for the Basic Plan. Users automatically get one free month after sign-up. Subscribers of Standard (P460/month) and Premium (P550/month) Plans get additional viewing screens and HD and Ultra HD viewing options.
Smart postpaid customers may conveniently subscribe to Netflix on their iOS devices with their Pay-with-Mobile service without having to use a credit card. Subscribers will be given a unique Virtual Credit Card number that they can use exclusively with their iTunes accounts and easily charge their Netflix subscription to their postpaid bill.
PLDT and Smart’s digital financial unit, PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney), presents the easiest payment solution to customers without credit cards to subscribe to Netflix using their PayMaya mobile app which generates an instant Visa card for any mobile subscriber. Consumers can immediately use their PayMaya account after being topped up in over 15,000 reloading centers nationwide.
In addition to Netflix, PLDT HOME and Smart broadband subscribers can continue to seamlessly access other world-class entertainment options from iflix and Fox International Channels at no added cost.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 69 million members in over 60 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. To get started on Netflix in the Philippines, log on to netflix.com/ph.
PLDT and Smart subscribers can also continue to access world-class entertainment options Fox International Channels and iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service with over one million subscribers. For more information on PLDT HOME and Smart’s high-speed and video streaming-friendly plans, visit pldthome.com or smart.com.ph.
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PLDT is the leading telecommunications in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line and wireless – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, and cellular network.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: TEL) and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine listed companies.