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UPSTREAM PH: Everything You Need to Know

It’s the streaming platform that’s shaking up the local entertainment scene



Today, there continues to be an upward trend in entertainment subscriptions as streaming platforms maintain their growth in number. In such a competitive space, though, the variety of each platform’s content is vital to rising above the streaming wars.


In the Philippines, UPSTREAM is a major contender poised to change the local content industry as it gears up to host all-time favorites and new, untold titles. (TV and film buffs better keep their eyes peeled!)


An Overview of UPSTREAM

UPSTREAM PH


Formerly known as GMovies, a leading movie ticketing platform, UPSTREAM is a video-on-demand (VOD) platform that aims to provide content by Filipinos, for Filipinos. It boasts a diverse entertainment catalog—from movies, series and documentaries, to live shows, concerts and beyond-the-movie screen content and experiences.


UPSTREAM’s goal is to provide an avenue for local creators to showcase their work. But more than that, it focuses on empowering its viewers and expanding their appreciation of content, culture, current events and the arts.


What to Expect in the UPSTREAM Catalog

Excited about this new player in the streaming space? Here’s what you can expect from the UPSTREAM PH catalog.


Filipino-Produced Attractions

UPSTREAM stands for representation, as it provides and promotes Filipinos with locally-made content. It houses some of your favorite genres, including romance, thriller and horror. So, if you’re planning to unwind over the weekend, binge on these proudly Pinoy movies available on the platform: Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine), Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw, Signal Rock and Mano Po.



Hollywood Blockbusters

Apart from local entertainment, UPSTREAM also has a selection of Hollywood blockbusters! You can’t miss out on the thrilling car chases, heart-racing suspense, and tear-jerking moments of some of these titles: Phantom Thread, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Bourne Ultimatum and Fast and Furious Present: Hobbs and Shaw.



Animated Favorites

Sometimes, all you need is an animated film to brighten up your mood and let your inner child out. Take your pick from some of these feel-good animated movies on UPSTREAM that you can enjoy with kids or by yourself: The Boss Baby: Family Business, Despicable Me, The Croods and Trolls.



Must-See Documentaries

Some real-life stories are meant to be told, and documentaries are a great way to do just that. In UPSTREAM, you can find a list of documentaries made from all over the world, tackling untold stories about some of the world’s most influential people. For your consideration: Elizabeth at 95: The Invincible Queen, Hawking: Can You Hear Me?, Final Account and Diana.



General UPSTREAM FAQs


Where can I access UPSTREAM?

You can access UPSTREAM via your computer or a mobile device. For web users, simply visit the website to register; for mobile users, download the UPSTREAM app on Google Play or AppGallery.


How do I get started with UPSTREAM?

All you have to do is register through the website or app, choose your desired video, and view the movie details to see the price. Afterward, pay for the video rental via the listed payment options and enjoy!


How do I pay to watch digital content?

There are two ways you can pay for your content.


  • For Web and Mobile App (Android): You can pay using GCash, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card, or ECPay. You may also charge all UPSTREAM app transactions via mobile (Globe).

  • For GCash Mini App: You can pay using GCash when the content is available through the UPSTREAM service.


Can I stream on multiple devices at the same time?

Five devices can access the videos in UPSTREAM, but streaming is capped to one device at a time. Moreover, users can change their devices up to three times within three months.


Is there validity for the rented digital content?

Yes. Digital content in UPSTREAM is for rent, and access will expire after a certain amount of time. The timer for on-demand rentals starts upon successful purchase, while the timer for advanced booking starts once the content becomes available for viewing.


The date and time of validity depend on the content, so be sure to take note of the movie details during payment confirmation.


Your Next Entertainment Getaway

The streaming wars continue to make a noise in the entertainment industry. With streaming becoming the norm in terms of entertainment, you want to go for a platform that offers a variety of choices so you don’t miss out on the classic and latest movies and shows.


For a curated catalog of content, you’ll definitely find your scene at UPSTREAM! Experience entertainment beyond the usual and register now!


Want to get an UPSTREAM discount or free pass? Save up on Globe Rewards points and redeem these exclusive rewards via the New GlobeOne app today.



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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