It is almost a universal truth that watching movies and TV shows is a common pastime for Filipinos. With the recent release of Netflix to more than 130 new countries around the world, including the Philippines, Filipinos can now enjoy streaming thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Netflix such as the Batman Trilogy or How to Get Away with Murder on their devices – even without a credit card, thanks to the leading digital payments app PayMaya.
Netflix is an internet TV service that lets you instantly watch unlimited movies and TV show episodes, including original series, documentaries, and feature films, anytime, anywhere, over almost any Internet-connected device without commercials. As per their announcement, there are three plans available, with the minimum at P370 for the Basic Plan, P460 for the Standard Plan and P550 for the Premium Plan.
Subscribers get 1 free month to try the ultimate binge watching experience and can cancel their subscription anytime. Payments for subscriptions however, can only be made through credit card or PayPal. So for the movie buffs and tv show aficionados who don’t have their own credit card or a PayPal account, this is where you can use PayMaya.
Developed by PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.), the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), PayMaya is an online payment app that generates your own instant virtual prepaid Visa on the app which you can then use to subscribe to Netflix.
All you have to do is to go to the Google Play Store or App Store, download the PayMaya mobile app, and register with any mobile number. Once you have a PayMaya account, you’ll see your own virtual Visa on the app which contains your card number, security code or CVV, and the expiration date–all the details you need for making online payments.
Before you can use your PayMaya account, you must first load it up at PayMaya Load-Up Centers at 7-Eleven Cliqq kiosks, SM Business Centers, and Robinson’s Business Centers. Once you have reloaded your PayMaya account with funds, you can then go ahead and use it to pay for your Netflix subscription. As PayMaya is a prepaid Visa card, Netflix will just deduct a minimum amount equivalent to one month subscription to validate your payment account. PayMaya can be used for recurrent payments such as Netflix, just be sure to reload your account in time for the next billing period.
“With PayMaya, we’re opening the doors to the digital life to Filipinos who don’t have credit cards by enabling access to services such as Netflix,” said Paolo Azzola, co-Chief Operating Officer at PayMaya Philippines.
Movies and TV shows are a common bonding point between people. Whether it’s meeting someone new, catching up with old friends, or bonding with the people you love, the stories you watch will always be something you can talk about. It’s also an inexpensive but a guaranteed fun way to get together.
So whether you get comfortable on your own with a series and some snacks or invite friends over for dinner and a movie marathon, Netflix will bring your entertainment to the next level – all with the help of your PayMaya account.
To learn more about why PayMaya is now the leading digital payments mobile app in the Philippines and how you can enjoy it , visit www.paymaya.com.