The Manila House Private Members Club was abuzz with excitement and good vibes last August 18, 2018, for the official launch of Discovery Kids in the Philippines. Discovery Kids, a mobile subscription service for kids, partnered with PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications for its international debut in the Philippines. Later this month, the app will also be launched in Singapore.
Fun Kid Activities at the Launch
Before the event started, so many little ones (with their moms or dads in tow) were busy with various activities like playing, jumping on the trampoline, making slime and decorating cupcakes. Discovery Kids sure knows how to keep the curious tykes engaged!
Scarlet Snow making her own slime
What Sets Discovery Kids Apart
Children will surely love Discovery Kids’ unique watch-play-learn experience, and parents can rest easy, knowing that the app’s content is safe and appropriate for kids. Designed and optimized for kids, the app combines the best of science, nature and the wonders of the real world with beloved characters and unforgettable entertainment. Kids will also have fun exploring and learning as the app’s user interface is easy to navigate.
What Activities Kids Can Find in the App
Discovery Kids has over a thousand activities to offer young minds, such as:
• Shows that kids already know and love (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Transformers Rescue Bots, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Insectibles, Oddbods, and Angry Birds Toons)
• Favorite children’s program, TeamYey! from ABS-CBN
• Games (Wild Kratts: Monkey Mayhem, Nature Cat: Park Builder, and Peg + Cat: Chicken Blast Off)
• Original games (Terra Formers, Ultimate Animal Races, and Rocket Escape)
• Digital books (Scaredy Squirrel and Goodnight Gorilla)
• Shows from Discovery’s content library (Cupcake Wars: Kids, Meet the Penguins, How Do They Do It: Kids Edition and Guess What They’re Making!)
Kids will be able to toggle seamlessly between activities. The app’s content is also refreshed regularly to engage young minds, encourage exploration, and spark imagination.
Subscription Rate and Coverage
With one account, subscribers get unlimited access to the platform across multiple devices and can download content for offline viewing. The Discovery Kids app is available for download now and offers a free 30-day trial with a subscription rate of P129 per month after the trial period.
Future Plans for Discovery Kids App
PLDT Home will soon release a limited edition and custom-built Discovery Kids’ Telpad with a monthly subscription included. Smart customers will also be able to conveniently charge their Discovery Kids app subscription of P129 per month to their prepaid load or postpaid bill. Smart will also give exclusive offers to customers, including special subscription rates and freebies, for them to enjoy the Discovery Kids app on their mobile devices.
“We share Discovery Kids’ vision to help parents ignite the passion for learning in their children through fun, informative and kid-friendly content, as well as unique and meaningful experiences through the app,” said Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business Market Development for PLDT and Smart. “Through this strategic partnership, we are also boosting our ever-growing portfolio of digital services aimed at giving our customers a wide range of exciting content – whether they are in the comfort of their home or on the go.”
Jay Trinidad, President and General Manager for Discovery Kids Digital, further added, “Discovery is driven by curiosity and our Discovery Kids app delivers on that promise, taking the brand experience beyond TV as we continue to innovate with new products and content. Together with PLDT and Smart, we are able to make the service available to kids across the Philippines, bringing them good fun in a safe and enriching digital environment.”
Moms and dads, are you always on the lookout for how your children can make productive use of their time? If your answer is yes, then we’re on the same boat. One cool way to do that is by letting them try Discovery Kids app. Not only will it spark their curiosity, but it will also inspire discovery and boost their imagination.