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This is just perfect! Smart Communications recently launched a new app called Viewstream on Google Play, which allows Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk&Text subs to watch TV5, Aksyon and ad-free Gilas FIBA matches. It can now be downloaded for FREE on Play Store.

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Being a very mobile person, I missed watching the game of Gilas Pilipinas vs Croatia last Saturday. Thankfully, this app allowed me watch the replay telecast of the said game on my Cherry Mobile Flare 3.

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Watching TV5 and Aksyon is free. But if you wish to watch Ad-Free Gilas FIBA matches, all you have to do is pay using your load for only PhP15 per day. I am on postpaid bill, so I just simply have to expect Smart to charge it to my bill. This model has a huge potential because Smart can easily bring more free and pay-per-view channels in the future.

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Of course, you can access your favorite TV5 shows and FIBA matches thru WIFI, 3G or LTE connection. Just be informed though that standard data charges will apply if you’re not on a data plan or package.

Smart is really on a roll when it comes to pushing content to more Filipinos who do not own a credit card. Filipinos can now purchaseAs a form of e-commerce platform, Smart’s innovative approach to offer services and content to Filipinos using prepaid or postpaid load is a good solution to the low credit card penetration rate of the country. Apps like Viewstream, SPINNR, Buqo and Gamex are obvious examples of the telco’s innovative solutions.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.