Yesterday, PLDT Home has finally launched its newest device in partnership with Roku Inc., a pioneer in providing streaming services in America. This event has once again created another history by bringing the first Roku Powered TVolution here in Philippines and in the whole Asia.
The Roku Powered TVolution is an all-in-one and a plug-and-play box that will bring your ordinary TV (with HDMI port) into the next level of multimedia viewing. With this powerful device, you can enjoy the following:
- Cignal – is the biggest and fastest growing pay TV provider in the Philippines with over 1.5 million subscribers. It transmits 105 SD and 29 HD channels, including free-to-air channels and a mix of audio channels.
- iflix – is the world’s leading SVoD service for emerging markets. With over 170 studio and distributor partners including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBC Universal and more, iflix offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first-run exclusives and award-winning programs.
- Netflix – offers a wide variety of series and films, from critically-acclaimed Netflix original series to iconic US, European, and Asian films and series, documentaries, and kids content. Netflix will bring over 400 original series and films to the service in 2017 including the highly-awaited War Machine, starring Brad Pitt and Sir Ben Kingsley, Okja starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano; Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, as well as returning seasons of Netflix award-winning shows like Orange Is the New Black and Stranger Things.
- YouTube – watch trending videos and music videos from the world’s largest streaming website
- Plus over 100 free streaming channels
Although this device is just re-branded by PLDT, what we like about it is the presence of the dedicated buttons for the Cignal, iflix, Netflix, and YouTube on the remote control that turns out to be less time consuming when you want to shift from different shows. Imagine switching into these four channels in just one click compared to other similar devices.
The Roku Powered TVolution is very easy to install. All you have to do is to connect it on the power source, then insert the HDMI cable from the box into your TV, and finally, all you have to do is to connect the box into your internet connection via wifi or with the dedicated ethernet port. The box is also comes with a USB port that lets you watch other medias from your flash drive or hard drive into its built-in player.
So if you want to have this, you just have to add P199 on top of your existing PLDT monthly subscription. But be aware that the four major multimedia providers are not all unlimited when you subscribed. iFlix subscription is good for 1 year, Cignal and Netflix for 1 month, and of course you can watch YouTube for free. When your free subscription ends, the decision is up to you if you still want to continue your experience.
So what do you think of this new offer from PLDT Home? Let us here your thoughts on the comment section below.