Free TV’s top broadcast network GMA 7 has finally launched its own mobile digital TV receiver that allows Android smartphone users to watch live broadcasts of Kapuso channels GMA, GTV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV.
Erstwhile competition ABS-CBN earlier came up with their version, TVPlus To Go, some time before losing its franchise in Congress. To use the plug and play dongle, users can simply download the GMA Now app from the Google Play Store to register for free and attach the device to their smartphone. Moreover, users can also enjoy exclusive interactive features while connected to the internet.
Additional features include the GMA Videos-On-Demand tab catch-up binge-watching past episodes of Kapuso’s programs; a first and exclusive messaging service Groupee Chat, which allows viewers to create groups and chat with family and friends while watching programs; a 24/7 source of updates for the media conglomerate’s ever-growing offerings.
Bringing entertainment to a whole new level too are the app’s interactive promos where users can join fun quizzes and polls for a chance to win prizes weekly.
The network’s prized talent and Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards has of course been chosen as the face of GMA Now. He says, “Bilib ako sa portability and the convenience GMA Now offers. Kahit saan ako magpunta, as long as within the coverage area, I get to watch GMA shows. May feature rin na pwede mong balikan ‘yung previous episodes through video-on-demand, so it will really keep you entertained while you’re on standby or commuting. Not only that, it also has features where you can chat and watch the shows along with your friends or even join exclusive promos and win prizes.”
The device, which requires just a one-time purchase, is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.