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4 Must-Download Apps for Those Who Love to Stream

This year, stream your favorite movies and series while staying #SafeAtHome



Streaming has done a great job at filling the void left by heading out to cinemas and enjoying series marathons with friends. Both are pastimes we still miss, of course, but judging by the state of streaming in 2021, there’s a reason not to sweat it. This year, more movies are coming straight to you, and more TV shows are jumping from cable channels to your gadgets.


One streaming platform alone can house thousands of titles. So imagine, as a super-fan of streaming, getting to further broaden your horizons with additional platforms at your disposal. Which ones are going to be worth your while? Scroll through and find out.


Netflix

Available on the App Store and Google Play


What’s a streaming roundup without this giant? 


It’s a given: Netflix is your go-to if you’re after a diverse library of series, blockbuster movies, reality shows, documentaries and top-tier original programs. And Netflix isn’t through upping its game. In 2021, it has more than 70 original films slated to premiere. This brings big names like Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Timothee Chalamet to streaming.


Get ready! New movies. Every week. All year.


Globe Postpaid users can get Netflix with ThePLAN. Activate your account through the Netflix website and charge your subscription to your Postpaid plan. Standalone subscriptions are also available on GlobeOne.


Viu

Available on the App Store and Google Play


If you have yet to dip your toes into K-entertainment, you’re missing out. It’s a whole different world of action, drama, rom-com and other equally exciting genres that are certainly worth looking into. 


While platforms like Netflix pepper their lineup with Korean dramas, the one place to get your true K-entertainment fix is Viu. Here, you not only get to help yourself to an archive of smash-hit dramas, variety shows and movies, but you also get to stream new episodes of in-demand series within just eight hours of their telecast.


Postpaid users can upgrade to a Viu Premium account for 30 days for only P99. To subscribe, text VIU99 to 8080.


iflix

Available on the App Store and Google Play


Giving us a look at what Southeast Asian creators have to offer, iflix is where Hollywood blockbusters meet Filipino-made favorites, with the fun addition of K-dramas, WeTV programs and anime.


From star-studded movies like Miracle In Cell No. 7 and Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story), to BL series Ben x Jim and the classic teleserye Pangako Sayo, iflix houses a pretty compelling selection of titles you can enjoy online or download and save for later.



Get three months of iflix VIP with Globe Postpaid’s ThePLAN. To subscribe, text IFLIX ON to 8080. Those subscribed to ThePLAN PLUS 999 and up get a six-month iflixVIP subscription for free!


Amazon Prime Video

Available on the App Store and Google Play


What do the critically-acclaimed hits The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fleabag, The Expanse, and Transparent have in common? They’re all Amazon originals.


In the same way Netflix has gone into film and series production, Amazon is here to give major film studios a run for their money. Signing up for a Prime Video account means gaining access to a knockout library of comedy, action, drama, sci-fi, horror and fantasy titles, plus way more.



Until June 30 2021, subscribers to select Globe Postpaid plans can get six months of Amazon Prime Video. To subscribe, text APV to 8080. To learn more, tap here.


With all the exciting titles premiering this year, we’ve obviously got a lot of streaming to do. Do it all with Globe Postpaid, where you can also discover and enjoy exciting, new apps and subscriptions. You just have to find ThePLAN that’s perfect for you. To learn more, tap here.


Watch, listen, play and share with Globe. Check out all the apps and subscriptions you can score here.



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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