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POPTV: Streaming for free without a data connection

By KATHY MORAN, The Philippine STAR Published Jul 15, 2022 4:30 pm

One of the most dreaded things about taking a four- or five-hour bus ride from Metro Manila to Baguio is not knowing how to pass the time. 

Imagine if you could stream your fave movies or TV series without the need for data connection? That would be cool, right?

Enter POP TV, which gives you access to watch movies and series absolutely for free while aboard a Pangasinan Solid North bus bound for Baguio City.

Watch local blockbuster movies as well as Filipino-dubbed Korean dramas, animes, BL series, and Asian movies on your smartphones just by connecting to POPTV’s Wi-Fi device inside the bus. Even without an active subscription to POPTV’s service, passengers can watch all available content smoothly and uninterrupted.

“POPTV continues to challenge the way Filipinos use streaming services; that is why we didn't just stop at offering affordable and quality entertainment, we also looked into access and how we can make the experience more convenient for everyone,” explained Jackeline Chua, COO of POPTV. “So this device that we are pioneering here in the Philippines would allow bus passengers to use our service and watch our content for free while in transit.”

“With this partnership, we continue to upscale our customer's experience to another level with the value-addition of POPTV on our long-haul route, PITX-Baguio,” said Quino Angelo Sarmiento, marketing head of Pangasinan Solid North Transit. “This platform empowers the passenger to watch movies and TV shows while onboard the bus, free-of-charge, with the comfort of their own smartphones, with no need to look up,” said Quino Angelo Sarmiento, marketing head of Pangasinan Solid North Transit.

To use this service, passengers must first install a POPTV app on their smartphones. Once inside the bus, turn on the WiFi and connect to either POPTV1 or POPTV2. Type in the password “poptvpinas,” open the POPTV app and start streaming movies and series.

Among the top titles currently available for streaming in POPTV are recent blockbuster titles Open from ABS-CBN Films and Write About Love from TBA Studios. POPTV is also the only streaming app currently offering Filipino-dubbed versions of K-dramas Mouse and Dr. Romantic 2, animes Jujutsu Kaisen and Horimiya, BL series SOTUS, Great Men Academy and I Told Sunset About You, Korean movies A Werewolf Boy, Spellbound and Miss Granny, and lastly, Thai movies Love and Run, Sunset at Chaopraya and My Rhythm.

POPTV also offers free kids content via POPTV Kids where kids can watch Filipino-dubbed pre-school and kids shows like Tish Tash, Journey of Long and George of the Jungle.

Jackeline Chua, COO of POPTV

“This is just the beginning as we will soon roll out in more buses and even on ferries. Imagine how many commuters will be able to enjoy watching a movie or a series without worrying about their data consumption,” Jackeline added.

To download the POPTV app, just search for POPTV PINAS on Google Play, Huawei App Gallery, Apple App Store, and Samsung Galaxy Store. First time users will get a 3-day free trial and may opt to subscribe afterwards for 2 days for only P20, 10 days for only P49, 30 days for only P99, and for half a year for only P300 to get full access to POPTV’s library of local content (blockbusters, indie and classics) and Filipino-dubbed Pinoy foreign favorites (K-dramas, animes, BL series, Asian movies, and more).

Jyotimoy Saha, CEO of POPTV

POPTV subscriptions can be purchased via load deduction through SMART or Google Pay; or may be transacted via credit/debit card or GCash app. It is also available on Shopee, Lazada, all branches of M Lhuillier, USSC, and RD Pawnshops nationwide, and in sari-sari stores in key cities in Luzon.

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