Globe Telecom launches the first Roku powered streaming stick in the Philippines last year. The Globe Streamwatch Roku Powered is a portable streaming device with a variety of content with 100+ free channels and more.
The Globe Streamwatch Roku Powered is exclusively available through Globe At Home broadband plans 1299 and up for an introductory offer of an additional P50 for 24 months or a one-time payment of P999. Read more about it here GLOBE STREAMWATCH ROKU POWERED GET IT FOR ONLY PHP999!
The Globe Streamwatch Roku Powered comes in a small and compact box. Once you opened the box you will find the Roku stick, wireless remote, 2x AAA battery for the remote, micro USB cable, wall adapter and user manual that most people don’t use anymore but its still good that there is one included.
Installing the Roku stick is simple, just plug it on one of the HDMI on your TV and attached the micro USB cable and plug the included wall update to power it up and connect to your WiFi connection and you can start watching your favorite shows.
The Globe Streamwatch Roku Powered needs an internet connection and its best when you have Globe Broadband at Home so that enjoy an additional three (3) months of FOX+, Netflix, HOOQ, and Disney account included.
If you haven’t redeemed it yet you can fill out the form here http://broadband.globe.com.ph/globestreamwatch-content.html for your Gift from your Globe At Home plan.
Once you got it connected to your internet connection, it will automatically check for software updates and content updates once its done you can now start streaming.
Whats good about this device is the menu is easy to use and even children can navigate on its contents of apps. Globe Streamwatch partners with popular streaming apps such as Netflix, Disney Channel Apps, YouTube, and HOOQ, it even has a dedicated button on the remote.
There are a lot of channels available to watch, users can choose from an additional 100 streaming channels to add to their personalized home screen.
The remote is where you can easily use the Roku, its light and looks like it has a solid built and might survive accidental drops from the table just don’t do it on purpose. For the volume control, you can use your TV for this, too bad its not available at the Roku remote so that you don’t have to switch remote everytime you need to set the volume levels.
The video supports is up to 1080p, the colors are good and audio quality is nice. We also tried using the Bass Cruzer wireless speaker for the audio and it works well.
The Streamwatch is fast and responsive, and it consolidates most of the streaming apps that are most used. Netflix is on top of the list, YouTube, HOOQ, and NBA.
The Globe Streamwatch come with an app, you can download it from Google Play or App Store. You can connect the app via IP address on your home network. With this app, you can control your streaming experience with your smartphone it lets you conveniently access many features of the Globe Streamwatch. you can use it as your fully functional remote control, launch your favorite channels, and use it as a mobile keyboard to enter text on your Roku device.
You will definitely enjoy watching your favorite shows with Roku, and if you have Globe Broadband you even get some 3 months of free streaming on selected apps. Now you don’t need a Smart TV just plug the Roku on your HDMI and enjoy.
What we liked about the Globe StreamWatch Roku Powered
Small and compact design
Simple and Friendly user interface
Wide Choices of Multimedia Apps
Comes with nice wireless remote
Free mobile app
What we didn’t like about the Globe StreamWatch Roku Powered
No Social media apps
No volume controls on the remote
The Roku needs power adapter
Overall the Globe StreamWatch Roku Powered is a nifty device if you love watching online videos. Its compact and easy to setup all you need is a good internet connection. For its price of an additional P50 monthly for 24 months or a one-time payment of P999 its a good buy for home entertainment. Streaming content is now the way to watch videos and with the Globe StreamWatch Roku Powered you can enjoy in your home anytime.