Contrary to our belief that technology brings families further apart, the latest partnership between Globe Telecom and Google will only bring families together and make them even more connected. Always the first to innovate and upgrade our mobile and entertainment experience, Globe brings Chromecast to the Philippines to offer a new way to stream the favorite entertainment content of each family member at home.
Models demonstrate how Chromecast works by using these blown up cardboard versions in mini entertainment stations showcasing various Chromecast-ready apps.
Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port of your television set at home. With it, you can cast the entertainment and apps from Android devices, tablets, iPhones, iPads, Macs, or Windows laptops or Chromebooks to a bigger screen for a better and more inclusive viewing experience.
You can use it to switch channels on your TV, turn your TV into your DJ or VJ for a house party, play games with the family using your smartphones as controllers, watch shows only selected users can hear, and use Chromecast-ready apps. I witnessed this myself at the Wonderful World of Globe VII event “The New Connected Life” last Monday, Sept. 28, where Globe announced the partnership (oh, and where Sarah Geronimo performed live, by the way, as seen in the photo below).
Just plug the device into an HDMI TV and power source, download the app on a smartphone device, tablet, or laptop, authenticate the code, and click the cast icon on your app to view content on TV.
Some of the telco’s global content partners are also Chromecast-ready, like HOOQ, where you can watch thousands of movies and TV series; NBA League Pass, where you can watch live and on-demand NBA games; and YouTube, where you can stream other video content and music.
Other Chromecast-ready apps available in PH through Globe are Chrome, Just Dance Now, Monopoly Dash, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble Blitz, Alien Invaders, Big Web Quiz (games), and A LOT 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. 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.