GMA Now levels up mobile TV viewing experience with new features

Published September 11, 2021, 6:54 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

GMA Now levels up users’ mobile TV viewing experience with new features and improvements to make their interactive smart TV on the go even more enjoyable!

Since GMA Now’s launch last February, product creator GMA New Media, Inc., GMA Network’s digital media and technology arm, has been continuously developing additions to the mobile dongle that enhance the user experience, not only for DTT but also in its OTT and interactive components.

GMA Now users can now save and share clips of their favorite Kapuso shows with the new Screen Recording feature. To activate, simply tap the record button on the TV player and allow the required permissions. Recorded clips will automatically be stored in the phone’s Gallery. The smartphone used should have at least 100MB of free storage in order to record.

Another new feature is the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Mode that allows users to multitask while enjoying GMA’s news, public affairs, and entertainment shows. As users switch to other apps while watching, the GMA Now TV player automatically floats above the other apps, allowing continuous digital TV viewing. This feature requires Android 8.0 Oreo and above.

On top of these exciting updates, GMA Now also further enhanced its existing features. Full episode videos of Kapuso shows are now available on the newly redesigned Videos tab while Groupee Chat is now made more fun and interactive with new Groupee stickers.

Users can enjoy these new features by updating their GMA Now app on the Google Play Store.

GMA Now is a mobile digital TV receiver that allows Android smartphone users to watch the live broadcast of the Kapuso channels GMA, GTV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, I Heart Movies, and DepEd TV as well as other free-to-air channels accessible in their area.

Compatible with any Android smartphone that runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher, GMA Now is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Abra, Ilocos Sur, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod City, as well as in Guimaras and Iloilo.

Great news for those who have yet to own a GMA Now device! GMA Now can be purchased at the special retail price of only PHP599! Promo is extended until October 27. Get yours now!