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Globe Customers Enjoy Netflix With Google Chromecast

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Globe Telecom’s Head of Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto yesterday announced to the Philippine media that they welcome the arrival of Netflix in the Philipppines.

“Netflix finally lands on Philippine shores and we at Globe are committed to continue enabling the digital lifestyle of our customers with our portfolio of home broadband plans which offer fast and consistent broadband internet connectivity as well as access to Chromecast for a for a better and more inclusive viewing experience at home,” shares Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

Globe Home Broadband customers using Plan 1299 and up can access Netflix using a Google Chromecast, a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port (high-definition multimedia interface) of your television set. This means you can stream or “cast” the 100 million hours of TV shows and movies using your Netflix subscription, from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your television screen. Google Chromecast is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices.

In addition, Globe is also offering its GCash Mastercard, a reloadable prepaid card, as a payment facility for your Netflix account. With the GCash Mastercard, even non-credit card owners can subscribe and get a Netflix account to enjoy access to 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day. Besides Netflix, GCash Mastercard also allows customers to make purchases in retail stores anywhere in the world, shop online in local and international e-commerce sites, withdraw from ATMs or GCash outlets nationwide, load money instantly, and track all spending via the GCash app or by dialling *143#.

Netflix is an American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. It started its subscription-based service in 1999. By 2009, Netflix was offering a collection of 100,000 titles on DVD and had surpassed 10 million subscribers. In January 2013, Netflix reported that it had added two million U.S. customers during the fourth quarter of 2012 with a total of 27.1 million U.S. streaming customers, and 29.4 million total streaming customers. In addition, revenue was up 8% to $945 million for the same period. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 6 (January 7, Manila time), video-streaming service Netflix announced that it was launching in a host of new, additional countries, including the Philippines, reported.

Google Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. Designed as small dongles, the devices play audio/video content on a high-definition television or home audio system by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network. Users select the media to play using mobile apps and web apps that support the Google Cast technology. Alternatively, content can be mirrored from the Google Chrome web browser running on a personal computer, as well as from the screen of some Android devices. Over 20 million units have sold globally since launch, and it was the best-selling streaming device in the United States in 2014.

To get a Globe Home Broadband plan, go to any Globe Store, contact any authorized Globe agent, call 730-1010 or visit

To get a GCash Mastercard, simply visit a GCash Mastercard caravan nationwide, get a GCash account, activate the GCash Mastercard account by linking it to a user’s Globe/TM number, and fund the GCash wallet via GCash outlets, Bancnet ATMs, GCash app, or online bank transfer. Users can also apply for a card online which they can pick up at select Globe stores. To know more, visit

Sources: Globe Telecom Press Release | Wikipedia 1 2 | Rappler

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