MANILA - iflix announced that it will be offering internet TV for over 70 million Filipinos for free, courtesy of Smart and PLDT.
From mid-December, all Smart, Sun and TNT subscribers will receive a 3-month iflix subscription bundled with their existing service (valued at PHP 387), sponsored by Smart at no additional charge. PLDT HOME subscribers will enjoy 12months of iflix (valued at PHP 1,584) at no additional charge, for all DSL, Fibr, uLTEra, or Telpad plans.
To access their subscription, eligible Smart customers simply go to iflix.com or the iflix app, with no need to sign up or sign in. In a world first, the iflix system will instantly recognise the user is on a Smart connection, and will tag that device using proporietary technology - be it a phone, laptop, desktop or tablet - and enable iflix on that device to allow the user to watch iflix wherever, whenever. Smart and PLDT HOME subscribers will also be able to download shows to their mobile phone or tablet to watch their favourite shows, even when they aren’t connected to the internet.
Sherwin dela Cruz, iflix Philippines Country Manager, said: “We are thrilled to share the gift of entertainment to all PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers. It has been an incredible year for iflix, and our latest collaboration is a testament of our commitment to give as many people as possible access to the best in entertainment from across the world. Now, anyone with a PLDT HOME connection or a Smart, Sun or TNT number can binge on iflix’s extraordinary library wherever, and whenever.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Ariel P. Fermin, PLDT and Smart EVP and Head of Consumer Business, said, “Our latest collaboration with iflix reflects our promise to drive digital innovations that allow our customers to live a richer Smart Life. In an age where consumer lifestyles are more dynamic and on-the-go, we are proud to introduce a world first with a seamless iflix experience that allows our subscribers to enjoy tens of thousands of hours of the Philippines’ favourite TV shows and movies – with no need to sign up or sign-in.”
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in coming months. With over a million members within six months of launch, iflix offers consumers the largest library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies available in the region.
Each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also now download thousands of TV shows and movies from iflix’s vast library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only P129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads for non-Smart and PLDT HOME subscribers.