My son and I went on a date last Friday and we experienced for the first time, the biggest outdoor cinema at the Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City. The HOOQ Hangouts Pre-Halloween Treat featured Monster House, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature horror-comedy produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.
Steven Spielberg is still at it! My son’s first Steven Spielberg movie was Jurassic Park and I love how this well-loved and celebrated artist is still very much into his game.
While Monster House is an entertaining movie with a moral lesson to boot, the movie is still tagged as PG, for its scary images and sequences. There are also occasional crude humor and hints of sexual tones. It is always wise for parents these days to preview movies and be there with their kids as they watch. We are responsible for filtering what we can out of the already very desensitized culture we live in. The moral of Monster House is that we should not be quick to judge people. In a society with standards dictated by our culture, we often find ourselves condemning and concluding things of people we hardly know.
HOOQ for Kids
From TV series you can watch same day as the US, such as Supergirl; to having five decades worth of Filipino content, HOOQ is set to triple it’s library of child-friendly content in the last quarter of 2016.
HOOQ 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. “HOOQ is committed to delivering premium content for everyone in the Filipino family, and this includes entertainment for kids. This is why we are expanding our library to have over 500 hours of kids’ content over the next few weeks.”
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
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.
How to get HOOQ
Simply visit www.HOOQ.tv for a 7-day free trial. Globe mobile customers can get up to 90 days free HOOQ on selected GoSURF plans. Broadband customers also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband. Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to your Globe bill. Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.