GMA Network has recently launched its TV on-the-go, mobile digital TV receiver called GMA Now.
Its launch comes eight months after the launch of its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver GMA Affordabox.
GMA Now allows android smartphone users to watch live broadcast of Kapuso channels that are also available on GMA Affordabox: GMA-7, GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV.
It also airs other free-to-air channels such as A2Z Channel 11, TV5, ETC, among others, in the area of the user.
While connected to the internet, it will give the user an access to GMA Videos-On-Demand, Groupee Chat, and Interactive Promos.
The GMA Videos-On-Demand tab features past episode of Kapuso TV programs that users can binge watch. It also streams exclusive contents from GMA-7.
An exclusive messaging service called Groupee Chat allows viewers to create groups and chat with family and friends while watching GMA programs.
GMA Now’s Interactive Promos bring entertainment to a whole new level with fun quizzes and polls allowing users for a chance to win prizes weekly!
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 for only PHP649 with no monthly fees.
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.
GMA Now is also set to be available soon for iPhone users.
GMA Network Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon said GMA Now, “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.”
Alden Richards, the endorser of GMA Now, commends the "portability" of the device.
He said, “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!”