Netflix recently launched its Philippine division. Netflix is very popular in the US and we’ve handle quite a number of calls from customers that streams movies and TV shows via Netflix. Prior to the launch of Netflix Philippines, two other companies launched their online streaming service – iFlix and HOOQ.
All three companies offered a month of free trial so that we could experience watching TV shows and movies the legal way. So I did try all these streaming services and I believe iFlix is the best of the 3.
The picture gets pixilated at higher window size on HOOQ. Another problem with HOOQ is that, it’s only offered to new subscribers of Globelines. Grandfathered customer like me (who still has the old plan of 7GB/month) must update to their new plan in order to get HOOQ. It’s also not offered as a stand-alone package, unlike iFlix.
HOOQ uses Silverlight, which is a Microsoft product that works on Internet Explorer. HOOQ is not yet compatible with Chrome.
The video quality of iFlix is better than HOOQ (that goes pixilated when viewed in higher window size.
iFlix offer more TV shows and films than HOOQ or Netflix.
iFlix is available for P129 pesos a month.
Netflix requires a credit card so that you could enjoy the free trial, unlike iFlix and HOOQ. The titles that I like are fewer on Netflix than iFlix.
Netflix shows are not yet personalized to the Philippine market. Also, it’s selection (the ones I like) are fewer than iFlix. Lastly, the subscription per month is more expensive than iFlix.
The lowest Netflix subscription is at P370 pesos, followed by P450 and P550 per month, depending on the number of devices and HD availability.