Why The Future Home Is All About Connection

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I believe that family is about connection and building strong family ties starts at home. It’s all about spending time together, being in the moment and savoring experiences without being tethered to gadgets but, I’m also all for the digital lifestyle to help enhance our daily lives. I mean, family day will not be complete in Maison Epperson without cooking brunch, playing gameboard and watching home movies or TV! So when the folk at PLDT invited me to their event about “The Smart Home”, the home of the future, I was curious and excited!


Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT Home through its consumer business unit PLDT HOME is bringing the Smart Home suite of services to Filipino families with a string of partnerships with leaders in retail and entertainment.

“This is a new era in digital as we make Filipino homes stronger, safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable via PLDT’s Smart Home which has powerful connectivity and an integrated suite of innovative, reliable and family-friendly products and services,” PLDT FVP and Head of Home Operations Oscar A. Reyes Jr. said. “This is made possible with several local and global partnerships that we entered into recently which are aimed at enhancing and enriching the lives of millions of digitally connected Filipinos powered by PLDT Home and Smart Communications for mobile services.”


PLDT VIPs: PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali; PLDT FVP and Home Operations Head Oscar A. Reyes, Jr; PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan; PLDT and Smart EVP and Consumer Business Group Head Ariel P. Fermin and Philex Mining SVP for Corporate Affairs and MVP Media Bureau Head Atty. Mike Toledo.


PLDT Home’s TVolution Stick turns any HDMI-ready TV into a fully functional computer— information and entertainment in one small but powerful device!


Miss Universe 2015 and PLDT Home ambassador Pia Wurtzbach

The company also announced key alliances with new partners including U.S.-leading video streaming platform from Roku Inc. for Internet TV; global internet television network Netflix for an extensive library of award-winning TV and movie titles; e-commerce giant Amazon for online shopping; and iWant TV, the leading player in the over-the-top (OTT) content platform in the Philippines.

The partnership with Amazon will soon open the door for Filipino book lovers to enjoy the popular Kindle e-book reader.

“PLDT’s Smart Home evolved from our pioneering concept of the Connected Home,” Reyes said. “The connected home was our vision of the modern Filipino home wherein families are connected, entertained and secured with the help of digital innovations powered by PLDT HOME. It was the starting point of our journey. In response to the fast-changing digital needs of Filipino families, we are fortifying that vision with the launch of PLDT’s Smart Home. It is a more integrated version of the connected home, where each product or service interacts with each other to perform harmonized tasks meant to ease and enrich the lives of our subscribers. It’s a Home that cares; it listens, protects, interacts and simplifies our lives.


The grand PLDT ‘Smart Home’ launch with partners Roku, iWant TV, iflix, Netflix, Amazon and more.

He furthered, “We don’t want to wait for the future to dictate the trends and the innovations. We are charting our own course and shaping the future through innovative use of technology, global partnerships, world-class content and a keen awareness of and commitment to our subscribers needs. Today is the beginning of the digitally connected and empowered home that we are building for Filipino families.”

3 Things I’m Looking Forward to PLDT’s Smart Home:

  •  Fast connectivity –Being a blogger, it’s all about fast internet connection. PLDT Home Fibr high-speed connectivity will allow me to blog with ease, convenience and speed!
  • Top-notch entertainment – Three words: Netflix & chill. Family day is all about relaxation and home movies. We all look forward to watching our favorite Netflix series not to mention my 6-year old son’s own cartoons and e-books binge.
  • Security and peace of mind – I’m excited for PLDT Home Fam Cam! It is a wireless home surveillance camera that taps into the infrastructure provided by PLDT HOME. You can access it through your mobile, laptop, or PLDT HOME Telpad, giving you next-level convenience and efficiency. Perfect for parents with small children.

In a nutshell, being a busy mom and an entrepreneur, PLDT’s Smart Home would be useful to connect with clients with ease and would also elevate family living with its top-notch products and services.

The “Smart Home” is now present!

This post is in partnership with PLDT. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much for supporting collaborations that have kept JenniEpperson.com’s doors open. I appreciate it.

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