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PLDT taps Intel to turn TVs into PCs

Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) - October 10, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The home digital services provider of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has partnered with global technology firm Intel to introduce the TVolution Stick which allows users to turn the television set into a fully functional personal computer.

Taking off from the country’s first over-the-top (OTT) device TVolution—a small device which turns an ordinary TV into an Internet TV, the TVolution Stick takes it a step further by transforming any HDMI-ready TV or monitor into a fully operational computer.  

“We’re very happy to introduce the most advanced TVolution, in collaboration with Intel. Apart from providing our consumers entertainment, it gives them a full suite of PC functionality on their TV screens backed by PLDT HOME’s most trusted broadband services,” Gary Dujali, PLDT vice president and HOME marketing head, said in a statement.

For his part, Intel Philippines country manager Calum Chisholm said the collaboration between Intel and PLDT provides a complete computing experience compared to other ordinary streaming sticks. 

“When paired with the strong and reliable broadband connection of PLDT, the TVolution Stick by Intel will serve to augment the home entertainment experience offered by PLDT by also bringing full PC capabilities to the home, so Filipinos can both consume and create thus connecting to their potential with technology,” he said.

The TVolution Stick which runs on Windows OS, enables users to stream movies and videos, search the web, as well as send and receive emails through their TV sets. 

Users can also save documents and photos on the ultra-slim stick as it has 32 gigabytes of storage and two gigabytes of memory.

To activate the computer on the TV screen, users just need to plug the TVolution stick into the HDMI port.

New subscribers of DSL Plans 999 and up and those who apply for PLDT HOME Fibr plans online will get the TVolution Stick for free with popular content from Fox, iflix and Spinnr until Nov. 30.

ACIRC CALUM CHISHOLM FIBR GARY DUJALI HOME INTEL PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CO PLDT SPINNR STICK TVOLUTION
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