HOOQ debuts new look and showcases more family-friendly content

On October 21, HOOQ, in cooperation with Samsung, and Globe Live, turned the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue with massive LED screens, beanbags, blankets, and cushions for every attendee to enjoy. During this third instalment of HOOQ Hangouts, the video-on-demand service also announced a few exciting things for its subscribers to look forward to.

HOOQ for kids

HOOQ is set to triple its library of child-friendly content in the last quarter of 2016. The VOD inked a new set of partnerships with the biggest names in family entertainment:  Nickelodeon, Nick. Jr., Kids Like Us, Hasbro, Turner and MoMedia to bring some of the most popular kids titles into HOOQ’s catalog.

Soon the younger kids can watch animated series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, PAW Patrol, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Mr. Bean and more on their parents’ mobile devices or tablets. Fans of HI-5 and iCarly will also be able to revisit their favourite episodes on the series.

“We are well aware that home viewing among young families is largely driven by children, and this addition of this huge chunk of family friendly content truly makes HOOQ a video service that caters to everyone whether they are looking for Hollywood, local content for themselves, or something fun that the kids can watch. Now every member of the family can enjoy their own favorites across multiple devices at anytime,” adds Cruz-Walker.

“HOOQ’s continued efforts to widen their library of content means our customers will get to enjoy more content perfect for the whole family. The addition for more kid-friendly titles means kids will be able to fully enjoy their mobile experience through entertaining and the same time educational content,” adds Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan.

New look new HOOQ

HOOQ’s new interface boasts a mobile first UX that has been built from extensive customer beta testing and usability research to derive a customer-centric experience, given that over 80-percent of customers are consuming HOOQ on their mobile devices.

Designed with the habits of the social and digital natives in mind, this new mobile-first release features a brand new real time content feed and personalized recommendation engine that makes discovering new favorites easier than ever.  One of the most exciting new features is the real time content feed that highlights HOOQs most popular content which shows what others are watching and which titles are trending

In addition to the current support of iOS, Android, web, Chromecast and Android Set-top Box, HOOQ will also be available on Airplay and mobile web as part of this launch.

HOOQ is Asia’s largest video-on-demand service hosting over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download.  Globe customers can get free access to HOOQ with selected GoSURF mobile data plans and as well as Broadband Plan 1299 and up. Visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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