My blog was among the first to report the arrival of HOOQ in the Philippines, and more and more Filipinos are getting addicted to the video streaming service that provides huge variety of both international and local TV shows and movies, thanks to its very strong partnership with Globe Telecom. With HOOQ and Globe, you can watch your favorite films and TV series on your tablets and smartphones whenever and wherever you want.
Currently, HOOQ offers over 30,000 hours of content, including thousands of Hollywood films, and the widest selection of Filipino-produced content, with movies and telenovelas from ABS-CBN, GMA-7, Star Cinema, Regal Entertainment, and Viva Communications. It didn’t even stop there: They got local entertainment sensations Xian Lim and Jessy Mendiola as their official brand ambassadors, to reach out to even more Pinoy entertainment buffs! The HOOQ ads starring Xian and Jessy were launched at a Gotham-themed party recently, where they themselves made an appearance!
And speaking of Gotham, HOOQ also presented at the event the newest addition to their extensive collection: the critically acclaimed American crime-drama, Gotham, which stars Ben McKenzie of The OC fame as a young James Gordon in the crime-riddled metropolis of Gotham City. The show also features other recognizable actors such as Robin Lord Taylor from Law & Order, Donal Logue from Sons of Anarchy, and Jada Pinkett Smith from Hawthorne. HOOQ is the first video streaming service in the Philippines to offer access to this Hollywood blockbuster series, joining the likes of Arrow and The Flash.
Photo courtesy of FOX
This start-up venture of Singtel, Sony Pictures Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment launched first in the Philippines last March, then rolled out to Thailand and India. Aside from content from their partners at Sony and Warner Bros., HOOQ also carries titles from Miramax, Disney, Captive Media, and DreamWorks Classic Media.
Jessy and Xian with the HOOQ PH team
The app was designed for unlimited entertainment through any internet-enabled device, so you can access HOOQ on your computer, tablet, and even your smartphone. HOOQ is compatible with both Android and iOS. Download the app on either Google Play or the Apple App Store for your portable device, or simply log onto HOOQ.tv on your computer browser for access to their library of entertainment. HOOQ is the first video-on-demand service in the world to allow downloading of up to five movies on the app for offline viewing.
All new users can try this exciting new service for the first 30 days entirely FREE by signing up on the site. After the 30-day trial, customers can continue their subscription by charging the affordable P149 monthly subscription fee to their Globe mobile phone or credit card. HOOQ also comes bundled with Globe’s Tattoo Broadband plans from 2Mpbs and up.