iWant, or formerly known as the iWantTV! is one of the Philippines’ versions of Netflix. Although during the earlier years of its launch, iWant carried foreign channels such as the FoodNetwork and CNN. These days, however, it only carries movies and shows produces exclusively by the media giant ABS-CBN.
In this platform, fans and viewers can have access to in-demand content and even live video streaming. These and many more entertainment choices could be accessed through a website or an app in mobile and tablet devices. iWant is extremely popular among Filipinos who want to watch alternative films – those with edgier content that head-on tackles social and political issues such as immigration, May-December affairs, poverty-driven crimes, among many things.
It is highly popular among weekday workers who use this app while commuting in Manila’s notorious traffic. They also make use of the app to catch up on dramas or films they fail to watch while on scheduled broadcast time on TV. I mean, I can’t blame them. If I have a chance to make my commute bearable and fun, if I can catch up on my series anytime that is convenient to me, then I would be using iWantTV app all the time too!
To use the app with a mobile or tablet device, follow easy the instructions below.
1. Download the App
For easier access to your favorite shows or movies, you have to download the iWantTV app. It is available in Google Play and App Store, so the app is compatible with all your gadgets.
2. Register for an Account
To be able to access your shows with ease, you have to register for an account. You can do this by using an email address, Facebook account, or even your own mobile number.
3. Watch and Enjoy
After everything is set up, you can now savor the joy of binge-watching your local shows and movies anywhere you want.
Partnership with Telco Providers
Like most streaming devices and platforms, the iWantTV app offers their subscription for free. However, you can upgrade to premium membership and enjoy additional perks. The App partnered with major telecommunication providers such as Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.
1. For Globe users, you can send GoWATCH29 to 8080 to enjoy up to five hours of viewing. This promo costs 29 pesos and is valid for one day.
2. For Smart, TNT, and Sun users, surfing costs 99 pesos, which allows you to watch videos up to one hour a day, but good for seven days.
What to Watch on iWantTV
Among the most popular mainstream movies watched in this app is the blockbuster It Takes A Man and A Woman (starred by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz), Anak (starring Governor Vilma Santos and Claudine Barretto), Paano Kita Iibigin (starring Piolo Pascual and songbird Regine Velasquez) and Alone/Together (Starring the real-life couple Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano).
For those who are huge fans of classic films, you are in luck! iWantTV also carries restored classics that you can enjoy anytime. Most popular are Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (Starring Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta), Himala (starring the great Nora Aunor), and Sana Maulit Muli (Starring the Tony award winner Lea Salonga and Aga Muhlach).
Like Netflix, iWantTV also offers originals. I personally like their selections since these are a far cry from the template-driven scripts and storyline of mainstream films. I highly recommend Glorious, a movie about May-December romance starring Tony Labrusca and Angel Aquino. Another good one to watch is Momol Nights starring Kit Thompson and Kim Molina.
There you go! I have given you a brief overview of what iWantTV offers, how to access it using mobile and tablet devices, recommended streaming mechanism through affordable telecom providers, and a hefty list of the mainstream, classic, and not-so-mainstream movies that you should watch.
Let me know how you enjoyed using the app and which movies and series to watch, alright?