GMA Network today launched its latest game-changing device that will allow users to watch free-tv channels on their Android smartphones.
GMA NOW is a plug-and-play dongle that functions as a mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver allowing users to watch TV on the go for free and enjoy exclusive interactive features. The Kapuso Network held the grand launch during ‘All-Out Sundays’ earlier today.
With GMA NOW you can watch clear and live digital TV broadcast of the Kapuso channels GMA, GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV, as well as other free-to-air channels available in their area.
“As the country’s leading broadcast network, it is only fitting that we continue to improve our content and innovate our digital TV products. This is our way of expressing gratitude to our loyal Kapuso for their unceasing support. We are proud to say that GMA Now is the first mobile DTT receiver to combine traditional TV with the advantages of interactivity via the internet. This product was developed by our digital media and technology arm GMA New Media, Inc. with the Filipino viewers in mind as we adapt to their evolving needs and interests,”shared by GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.
Aside from this, the Kapuso Network’s newest digital TV product also has the following bonus interactive features that GMA Now users can get to enjoy while connected to the internet.
GMA Videos-On-Demand gives users access to exclusive Kapuso content whenever they want.
Groupee Chat on the other hand is an exclusive messaging service that lets viewers create groups and chat with family and friends while watching GMA programs. Soon, they can also get the latest updates on their favorite Kapuso shows via this feature.
Users can also join fun quizzes and polls for a chance to win prizes simply by accessing Interactive Promos tab.
“We are very proud of this opportunity given to us by GMA to evolve the business further and use technology as a way to navigate ever-changing viewing preferences. With GMA Now, viewers can watch their favorite programs, and more importantly, engage more fully with the shows. It is a new experience that we are happy to have helped create,” GMA New Media, Inc. President and COO Dennis Augusto L. Caharian said.
GMA Now is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.
It works with any Android smartphone that runs on Android OS Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or higher, Dual Core 1Ghz CPU, and USB OTG support.
To set it up just follow these four simple steps:
Initially available only on Android Smartphones, GMA Now can soon be used by iPhone users as well.
For only P649 with no monthly fees, watch TV on-the-go for free and enjoy interactive features with GMA Now, available online via the official GMA Store on Lazada and Shopee or visit your nearest tech and gadget stores.