GMA Network is innovating Filipinos’ viewing experience anew via GMA Now, a mobile digital TV receiver that allows Android smartphone users to watch the live broadcast of the network’s channels including GMA, GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV, as well as other free-to-air channels available in their area.
With no less than Alden Richards as the face of the plug-and-play dongle, the 29-year-old star shared how much he enjoys using the latest digital TV product.
“I’m impressed with its portability and the convenience it offers. Kahit saan ako magpunta, as long as within the coverage area, I get to watch GMA shows. May feature rin na pwede mong balikan ‘yung previous episodes through video-on-demand, so it will really keep you entertained while you're on standby or commuting,” he said.
“Not only that, it also has features where you can chat and watch the shows along with your friends or even join exclusive promos and win prizes,” Alden added.
GMA Now app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. After registering, the user can attach the GMA Now dongle to their smartphone to start watching TV on their device. Users can also enjoy exclusive interactive features while connected to the internet like binge-watching past episodes and stream exclusive Kapuso content anytime.
The app also comes with its exclusive messaging service Groupee Chat, which allows viewers to create groups and chat with family and friends while watching GMA programs. And soon, they can also get the latest updates on their favorite Kapuso shows via this feature. With Interactive Promos, users can join fun quizzes and polls for a chance to win prizes weekly.
Prized at P649 with no monthly fees, GMA Now is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.
It works with any Android smartphone that runs on Android OS Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or higher, Dual Core 1Ghz CPU, and USB OTG support. GMA Now is also set to be available soon for iPhone users.
“We are proud to say that GMA Now is the first mobile DTT receiver to combine traditional TV with the advantages of interactivity via the internet. This product was developed by our digital media and technology arm GMA New Media, Inc. with the Filipino viewers in mind as we adapt to their evolving needs and interests,” shared by GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.
Viewers also have the chance to win GMA Now devices while watching ‘All-Out Sundays’. Just submit your photo along with your full name, address, email address, mobile number, and birth date to www.gmanetwork.com/AOS_GMA_Now_giveaway. Promo runs every Sunday until February 21.