Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT on Monday (September 26, 2016) unveiled the Smart Home suite of services through its consumer business unit PLDT HOME. The company said that the service, which is made possible with several local and global partnerships, is created for the Filipino families.
“This is a new era in digital as we make Filipino homes stronger, safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable via PLDT’s Smart Home which has powerful connectivity and an integrated suite of innovative, reliable and family-friendly products and services,” said PLDT FVP and Head of Home Operations Oscar A. Reyes Jr.
According to the company, the connectivity of Smart Home is powered by the country’s most powerful broadband, PLDT Home Fibr, which delivers the Philippines’ first and fastest Internet of up to 1 Gbps. This allows for high-speed browsing of multiple websites and the country’s first symmetrical speed service which provides equal upload and download speeds.
With the launch of Smart Home, the company also announced new world-class partners in its effort to stay ahead of the game. The firm’s new key alliances include the US-leading video streaming platform from Roku Inc. for Internet TV; global internet television network Netflix for an extensive library of award-winning TV and movie titles; e-commerce giant Amazon for online shopping; and iWant TV, the leader in the over-the-top (OTT) content platform in the Philippines.
The Roku streaming platform allows users to easily stream their favorite TV shows and movies on their TV screens. PLDT said that the Roku partnership is the first streaming deal in Asia, making the Philippines the first country in the region to join the ranks of Roku’s international markets.
With Netflix, users can watch today’s top original Netflix titles such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Marvel’s Daredevil and Stranger Things.
The Amazon partnership will allow the Filipino book lovers to enjoy the popular Kindle e-book reader.
Meanwhile, the iWant TV partnership allows users to stream their favorite ABS-CBN shows like On the Wings of Love, Dolce Amore, Ang Probinsyano and Till I Met You. Users can also stream for news and current affairs.