PTCL launched live cricket streaming app with zero advertisement (A Review)

Source:  Pakistan Herald Published in Science & Technology on Sunday, February 22, 2015

So far, probably you might have heard about latest PTCL’s Smart TV app that got unveiled last week offering AD-free live streaming of whole cricket worldcup on your smartphones (either Android or iOS), laptops, tabs and PCs.

Smart TV app is the latest addition in PTCL’sservices that is bringing advertisement free World Cup 2015 content for cricketlovers nationwide enabling people to access Cricket World Cup content on-the-gothrough the operator’s broadband and digital television services.

It merits mentioning here that AD-free world cupmatches is an exceptional extravaganceservice that is being offered by PTCL for the first time inPakistan. Obviously, the sum of ADs that pop up during live world cupcricket matches is so superfluous that make viewers annoyed overall but withthis app, organization has got to resolved this troublesome issue.

Service Features include:

Ø AD Free World Cup LiveStreaming of Cricket World Cup Matches

·        PTCL’s Smart TV App is providingcomplete ICC World Cup 2015 live streaming with zero advertisements that isapparently a first in Pakistan.

·        This app allows watching live cricketmatches on Smartphones (Android and iOS), iPads, Laptops, tabs or desktops evenon the move

·        Customers can watch previous matchesmissed through TVoD (TV on Demand) feature by rewinding TV Stream up toseven days back.

·        Users of other 3G networks can alsowatch live streaming of cricket matches without any interruption.

Ø 150 Live TV Channels with Smart TVApp

·        Itis not just an app of cricket worldcup matches but through this app,you can stream over 150 channels (List available below) on your Smartphone(Android and iOS), Laptop or desktops with single subscription

 

·        Moreover,with multi screen environmentthat is available on Smart Mobiles, tabs and PC screens, it gives user access vast Video On Demand librarycontaining Hollywood Movies, Bollywood Movies, Pakistani dramas,documentaries, kids programs and more along with Pause and Resume feature across different screens.

·        This app includes feature of TV on Demand(TVoD) that allows to choose your desired program at your own time. Moreover,it is also convenient to rewind TV stream up to seven days back to accesscontent of your choice. Further Parental lock is the feature that isanother plus under it.

Where to download?

You can download Smart TV App simplyheading towards Android play store orby iOS Apple store.

How to Register an Account?

To enjoy PTCL smart tv app, simply follow these steps toregister an account.

  • Browse  to http://www.smarttv.com.pk/
  • There, you have to Sign-up by clicking on button appearing on top right corner.
  • Afterwards, fill the registration form that will lead you to get an MDN  (this MDN will be required for making payment)
  • That is the process completion after which you can have the app interface captured below:

 

Guidance:

For further info regarding this app installation, user can clickon the following link

https://apps.facebook.com/PTCLTVAppUserManual

PTCL Smart TV App Charges

·        PTCL Customers will get World Cupspecial package (for whole ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 series) is for Rs.499  that will also consist of all featuresand channels as well as to special ad-free Cricket World Cup Streaming.

·        However after March 31st, 2015, this appwould be free for 4Mbps, 8Mbps DSL and Charji Customers while allother network subscribers would be able to get this service for Rs. 250 permonth charges.

How to make Payment for app?

To avail this app, payment could be made through followingways:

  • One can pay through Cash at PTCL OSS
  •  By entering an EVO prepaid voucher, one can make payment within the app.
  • Other option includes EasyPaisa / UBL Omni / Uload. Here, one can give his MDN to the nearest EasyPaisa, UBL Omni or Uload shop. 
  •  However, one can also pay via credit/debit card by following the link http://my.ptcl.net.pk/ and create an account there then follow the instructions.

How to Watch Live World Cup Cricket Matches?

To watch live cricket matches, follow these steps:

  1. Simply go to Google Play Store or iTunes Apps store to download the app.
  2. In Search bar enter “PTCL Smart TV”.
  3. Then you are ready to install this App.

However, you have to make sure that you select the Pakistan market/ store to download the App. 

How to Live steam Cricket Matches on Desktops/Laptops

  • Simply browse through  http://www.smarttv.com.pk/
  • There, you have to Login with your user name and password and you are all set to watch your favorite TV channel live.

Channels on Smart TV App

The PTCL Smart TV app is offering 150 live TV channels in HDquality that includes all major Pakistani channels and PEMRA agreedinternational channels.

In few Words!

Plainly it’s a great application intended for all your TVviewing needs during ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.Moreover not just Cricket worldcup but it is a worthy app to grasp towards favorite dramas, series orliterally anything on your mobile phones or laptops without having toworry about busy schedules.

 


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Written by Khizra Zaheer


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