For the longest time, Roku has been the gold standard for streaming media boxes. Unfortunately, the US-based company hasn’t officially made its products available in the Philippines or even the rest of Asia. Alas, those who wanted a Roku box in the Philippines had to find gray market units and modify their geo-locked boxes.

Thankfully, that’s changed. The newest iteration of the PLDT TVolution will now be powered by Roku so for just Php199 a month, subscribers will be able to get a Roku-powered PLDT TVolution that has been designed specifically for the Philippine market. For a minimal subscription, you can enjoy Netflix, iFlix, Cignal and YouTube and a hundred or so streaming channels from a single media center that plugs seamlessly into your HDMI-enabled TV. Not only that, but you get a year’s free subscription to iFlix, as well as 30 day trials for Netflix and Cignal.

Watch my Full Video Review of the new PLDT TVolution Powered by Roku!

Of course, as soon as it was announced I was eager to get one for myself. Luckily, the folks at PLDT lent me one of the new Roku-powered PLDT TVolution set top boxes for me to review. Feel free to check it out and decide if it’s for you!

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JM Balicano

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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