• November 30, 2023

Smart Communications, Inc. is set to stream the 19th Asian Games on its Smart LiveStream App, the same platform that brought the popular FIBA Basketball World Cup to Filipino fans.

Taking place in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, the Asian Games will hold a total of 481 sports events, with the Philippines set to send 395 national athletes across various sports events including basketball (5-on-5 and 3-on-3), badminton, baseball, football, jiu-jitsu, karate, tennis, volleyball, and more. 

With the Smart LiveStream App, Smart subscribers and sports fans can witness notable Filipino athletes give their best for the flag and country. 

These include Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s men’s national basketball team, who is now under the esteemed leadership of Philippine Basketball Association coach Tim Cone; Hidilyn Diaz for weightlifting; EJ Obiena for pole vaulting; Gilas Women’s Team for women’s basketball; Team SIBOL for esports; Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial, Nesthy Petecio, and Irish Magno for boxing; and The Filipinas for women’s football.

The Hangzhou Asian Games harps on the theme “Asian community with shared future” underscored via the official theme song “The Love We Share” written by Chinese composer Zhang Yijiang with lyrics by Han Bing.  

How to stream the Asian Games 

If you’re a Smart subscriber, you can stream the Asian Games on the Smart LiveStream App using your smartphone or tablet while connected to Smart mobile internet or their PLDT Home WiFi.

For a more immersive viewing experience, you may also stream the Asian Games on your Google-certified Android TV on Android 8.0 version by downloading the Smart LiveStream TV App from the Android TV Google Play Store and linking your Android TV to the app. 

To do this, you simply have to open the Smart LiveStream Mobile App, go to Menu, click Link Device, and enable the camera to scan the QR code displayed on the Android TV.  

Alternatively, you may go to smart.com.ph/livestream to sign into your account, then go to Menu, click Device Management to add your Android TV by entering the code displayed on the TV, and activate the Smart LiveStream TV App. 

The Smart LiveStream App is powered by the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network, as cited by Ookla, the global leader for mobile and broadband network intelligence. Smart is the first and only Philippine mobile operator to earn such rare and prestigious recognition for three consecutive reporting periods: Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and Q1-Q2 2023.

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