Globoplay, TV Globo's streaming service, has been successful in Brazil. In the third quarter of 2019 alone, the platform grew 56% compared to the same period last year. Launched in 2015, streaming started with the offer of the broadcaster's complete programming and today offers more than 500 titles, including original productions and international hits such as The Good Doctor and The Handmaid's Tale series. All content can be accessed on the web, mobile applications and smart TVs, with five 4K screens for playback.
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In the last week, Globoplay started its international expansion with the arrival of the service in the United States. For North Americans, the subscription fee will be US $ 13.99 (about R $ 58, in direct conversion) per month, against the R $ 21.90 charged in Brazil. Next, check out details about Globoplay's programming, operation and catalog.
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Globoplay's paid plan releases all exclusive content for R $ 21.90 per month. The catalog includes complete soap operas, international series and films, as well as programs by Globo, Multishow, GNT and the children's channel Gloob. The charge is made on a monthly basis, with automatic renewal, and payment can be made in the form of account debit, credit card or debit card. There is also the option of the annual plan, which offers a 25% discount. The subscription costs R $ 196.80 and can be paid in up to 12 installments of R $ 16.40 in the credit card.
Differences between Globoplay's free and paid plans Photo: Reproduo / Globoplay
Anyone who wants to try the service to find out if a subscription is worthwhile can opt for a seven-day tasting period, with the right to all content released. It is necessary to inform the payment data at the time of registration, but the charge is made after this period. If the user cancels earlier, do not pay anything.
Non-subscribers can also consume TV Globo's program through the service, but with some restrictions. The chapters of the soap operas, for example, are divided into sections and cannot be viewed in full. In addition, each video is preceded by an announcement, which cannot always be skipped.
Globoplay offers a live broadcast of the program shown on TV Globo Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
One of the features offered by Globoplay to both subscribers and non-subscribers is the so-called "simulcasting", that is, the simultaneous display of the program that is playing live on TV. This function is available in the metropolitan regions of Rio de Janeiro, So Paulo, Recife and Minas Gerais.
Residents of the states of Amap, Par, Amazonas, Acre, Roraima, Rondnia and the cities of Braslia, Florianpolis, Goinia, Salvador and So Luiz can also consume the station's programming in real time. Users who are outside of these regions have access to the entire programs and sections, but cannot enjoy the simulcasting.
Those who live in the United States can watch Globo's international channel. The grid is adapted to serve the North American market, due to time zone and content transmission rights.
Globoplay is available on multiple platforms Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
You can access Globoplay on your computer, on Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad (iOS), smart TVs, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV, with independent apps for each device. To access the platform, just log in with your Globo Account.
Globoplay offers HD and 4K HDR content, as long as the device used is compatible with the desired resolution. Several novels and series have been recorded in Ultra HD and are part of the platform's collection.
Globoplay catalog has national and international films Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Globoplay subscribers have access to the entire TV Globo program, including news programs, sports and entertainment programs, series and mini-series, in addition to all chapters in full soap operas. In some cases, the content is released a day or a week before being shown on television, as in the soap operas Seis e Malhao: Toda Forma de Amar.
Those who miss classics like A Grande Família, Os Normais and Sai de Baixo will also be able to find them in the Globoplay catalog. The service also pleases Big Brother Brasil fans. The 2020 edition of the reality show debuted last Tuesday (21), with a 24-hour transmission via the streaming platform.
Another highlight of Globoplay is the international series. The collection features award-winning and critically acclaimed titles such as Dr. House, The Handmaid's Tale and The Walking Dead, as well as comedy favorites by the public, such as The Big Bang Theory and Everybody Hates Chris. The recent hit The Good Doctor is also among the platform's titles.
Iron Island: Globoplay's original production mixes drama, action, adventure and romance Photo: Divulgao / Globoplay
With a varied collection, Globoplay has invested heavily in original productions, made exclusively for subscribers to the service. the case of the Ilha de Ferro series, a plot that mixes drama, adventure and romance, and Aruanas, which proposes a debate about activism and the future of biodiversity in the Amazon. There are also titles like Assdio, inspired by the case of former doctor Roger Abdelmassih, and Sesso de Terapia, which is in its fourth season.
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