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6 Must-Download Apps for Those Who Love to Stream

Watch your favorite movies and series—or discover new ones—while staying #SafeAtHome



Streaming has done a great job at filling the void left by trips to the cinemas and being able to enjoy series marathons with friends. Both are pastimes still missed, of course, but judging by the state of streaming in 2022, there’s a reason not to sweat it. This year, more movies are headed straight to viewers, while even more TV series are jumping from cable channels to 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 streamers at your disposal. Which ones are going to be worth your while? Scroll through and find out.



HBO GO

Available on the App Store and Google Play


Imagine having the world of HBO right at your fingertips, with hit titles you get to enjoy and re-enjoy anytime, anywhere. On HBO GO, you instantly gain access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows; with this also comes unlimited access to thousands of hours of award-winning HBO and HBO Asia original series and movies, Hollywood blockbusters, and Asian content. Nowhere else are viewers able to binge-watch all the shows by HBO in addition to the original series released at the same time as the US. If highly-acclaimed titles like Westworld, Succession, and The White Lotus are on your bucket list, HBO GO is a must-add to your streaming arsenal.



Prepaid users can subscribe to HBO GO for only ₱149 per month and do it on the new GlobeOne app. Postpaid subscribers, meanwhile, can get HBO GO seamlessly with GPlan also by subscribing through the new GlobeOne app. Here, get HBO GO for only ₱149 for one month or ₱599 for six months.



Crunchyroll

Available on the App Store and Google Play


Here’s the latest streaming partnership shaking things up at Globe this year: the telecommunications giant has inked its deal with Crunchyroll, dubbed the “official source of anime and drama.” This gives Filipino anime fans a window into the largest anime library, where thousands upon thousands of new and classic titles from Japanese creators can be found. (Not to be discounted here, of course, are critically acclaimed Crunchyroll Originals.) Buckle up for nights of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, My Dress-Up Darling, The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest, In the Land of Leadale, ORIENT, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, JUJUTSU KAISEN, and so much more.



Here’s how you can enjoy Crunchyroll with GoANIME through Globe Prepaid’s Go+ promos: Subscribe to Go+99, Go+129, Go+149, Go+250 or Go+400, select GoANIME from the freebie promos list, and you’re all set! Crunchyroll subscriptions are also availble via the new GlobeOne app.



Netflix

Available on the App Store and Google Play


What’s a streaming roundup without this popular platform? Netflix has become one of the top streamers in the Philippines: a 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 alone, it released over 70 original films, bringing 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 GPlans by Globe Postpaid. 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, and rom-com, where other equally exciting genres are also certainly worth looking into. 


While platforms like Netflix pepper their lineup with Korean dramas, the one place to get your proper K-entertainment fix is Viu. Here, you not only get to help yourself to an archive of smash-hit dramas, variety shows, and movies; 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 ₱99. 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.




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 the GPlan that’s perfect for you. 



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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