Globe cuts deal with Google to bring Chromecast to PH

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Launching Chromecast as a future offering from Globe with its home broadband plans are (L-R) Globe senior advisor for consumer business Dan Horan, Google Philippines country manager Kenneth Lingan, and Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu Launching Chromecast as a future offering from Globe with its home broadband plans are (L-R) Globe senior advisor for consumer business Dan Horan, Google Philippines country manager Kenneth Lingan, and Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu
[/caption] Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port of one?s television set at home. With Chromecast, customers can stream their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a bigger screen for a better and more inclusive viewing experience. Chromecast can also be used as a remote control for TV, set-up a party at home with the TV set as instant DJ or VJ, enjoy family game-time with smartphones as controllers, watch shows that only selected users can hear, and view Chromecast-ready apps. Chromecast is compatible with Android devices, tablets, iPhones, iPads, Macs or Windows laptops or Chromebooks, allowing users to cast their favorite entertainment and apps to the big screen. To use Chromecast, customers can plug in the device to an HDMI TV and a power source, download the app on a smartphone device, tablet, or laptop, authenticate the code, and click the cast icon on their apps to view content on TV. ?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,? said Dan Horan, senior advisor for consumer business at Globe. ?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. Offering Chromecast supports our commitment to enable the Filipino digital lifestyle further as we provide our customers a platform to enjoy entertainment at the comfort of one?s home. The telco?s global content partners are also Chromecast-ready, allowing customers to enjoy thousands of movies and TV series on Hooq, watch live and on-demand NBA games via the NBA League Pass, and stream music and video content on YouTube. Filipinos can enjoy the following apps which are Chromecast-ready:

? TV and Movies: Hooq, CrunchyRoll, Stream2Cast, AllCast, Flixster, Dailymotion, Viki, SkyOnline and more.

? Games: Just Dance Now, Monopoly Dash, Wheel of Fortune, Rube, Catch Phrase Blitz, FitFlap, Scrabble Blitz, Alien Invaders, Big Web Quiz and more.

? Sports: NBA App, MLB, Red Bull TV and more.

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

Globe customers can soon 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. 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.]]>

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