Thursday, January 7, 2016

Welcome the Arrival of Netflix in PH

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Netflix has expanded to 190 countries including the Philippines. You can watch any TV shows and movies anytime, anywhere for just one flat rate. If you sign up now, you'll get a month for free.

While it doesn't pose an immediate threat to cable and local TV, it still is a game changer in the way media would now be consumed, given that data prices are on a steady decline and becoming more affordable. Also the availability of Movies and Shows day one including original content (like Daredevil, Narcos, Jessica Jones) on demand is a very delicious icing on the cake.

Considering the rapidly declining quality of television shows, this is a good way to introduce better television series in the country, to replace the "teleseryes" that Philippine television has become.

Such was the need for more intelligent television, that some web-series have now become more famous ( or talked about ) than contemporary television series.

I'm sold. While torrents may still exist and provide an alternate means of watching such shows, the provision of a legal alternative will definitely help curb piracy and change the mindsets too.

The talk over social media is how people got hyped with the announcement of  Netflix being now available in the country. But before you jump for joy because it is here, please check first if your Internet connection could handle it. They recommend a speed of 3 Mbps for SD quality, while it requires 5 Mbps for HD quality and the big leap is a requirement of 25 Mbps for UHD quality.

Though a user already reported that he is just using a 3 Mbps but it works fine. He continues by saying"It starts a bit blurry but gets better over time. Surprised me how sharp it was."

You could really watch in 4K if you could get the speed of what you paid for. But the problem we face in the Philippines is that we don't really get what we paid for. Netflix is probably not fit for Philippines users.

"I am confused on what to feel about hearing the news of Netflix being available to Philippines while I am struggling to have a decent video conference call to some people in Makati. Oh, I forgot to mention, I am just in Pasig." says a netizen.

A user suggest "If you have the speed and bandwidth, use VPN to endpoints to other countries and to expand your Netflix choices. The PH library is pretty tiny." while another one suggest using IPVanish saying it is an awesome VPN client with tons of international endpoints.

With a Globe Home Broadband Plan starting at Plan 1299, customers can enjoy Netflix with Google Chromecast for a more inclusive entertainment experience at home.

Globe Telecom is gearing up for the arrival of Internet television network Netflix in the Philippines with its roster of home broadband plans which come with free access to Chromecast, allowing customers to enjoy Netflix from any mobile device to a bigger screen.

Customers on a Globe Home Broadband Plan 1299 and up can access Netflix with Chromecast, 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 cast their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a bigger screen for a better and more inclusive viewing experience.

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.

Globe Platinum Broadband customers can also avail of Chromecast for free starting at Plan 2499 to Plan 9499.

“Netflix finally lands on Philippine shores and we at Globe are committed to continue enabling the digital lifestyle of our customers with our portfolio of home broadband plans which offer fast and consistent broadband internet connectivity as well as access to Chromecast for a for a better and more inclusive viewing experience at home,” shares Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

Globe is also offering Filipinos a seamless subscription experience via its GCash Mastercard as a payment facility. With the GCash Mastercard, even non-credit card owners can subscribe and get a Netflix account to enjoy access to 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day.

GCash Mastercard is a reloadable prepaid card that allows customers to make purchases in retail stores anywhere in the world, shop online in local and international e-commerce sites, withdraw from ATMs or GCash outlets nationwide, load money instantly, and track all spending via the GCash app or by dialling *143#.

To get a Globe Home Broadband plan, users can go to any Globe Store, any authorized Globe agent, call 730-1010 or visit To get a GCash Mastercard, users can simply visit a GCash Mastercard caravan nationwide, get a GCash account, activate the GCash Mastercard account by linking it to a user’s Globe/TM number, and fund the GCash wallet via GCash outlets, Bancnet ATMs, GCash app, or online bank transfer. Users can also apply for a card online which they can pick up at select Globe stores. To know more, visit

Netflix is a 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. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause, and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Netflix is also available for Android and iOS-powered mobile devices and tablets using mobile data or Wi-Fi connection.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for recommending IPVanish! While #NetflixEverywhere is a big deal, it can be even better when paired with a VPN.


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