Smart Communications Brings Deezer Premium Music Streaming App to the Philippines

Ever since I got to try out Deezer Beta app for Android last year, I've been wishing that there was an easier way for users in the Philippines to subscribe to the premium service. Thankfully, Smart Communications - the biggest network in the country - has partnered with the French music streaming company to give Filipinos the full high-end Deezer music experience!

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If you're one of the few who are not yet familiar with the cool application, Deezer provides one of the most exciting music streaming experiences thanks to its intelligent recommendation algorithm, which allows users to discover songs that are perfectly suited to their unique tastes and lifestyles. This is complemented by a curated experience delivered by over 50 Deezer editors around the world, who serve push music suggestions that complete Deezer’s Man+Machine's highly personalized recommendation system.

For me, it's really the great quality of recommended tracks - based on the songs I regularly listen to - that sets Deezer apart from its main competitors. For example, a couple of days ago, I played a number of songs by Zedd using the app and after a while Deezer recommended tracks by Krewella, which I eventually fell in love with.

Originating from France, Deezer contains more than 30 million songs in its library. The app is also available in over 180 countries worldwide.

“At Deezer, music discovery is part of our DNA. We want to help music fans rediscover the joy of finding new music,” shared Mr. Steven Frank, Business Development Manager for Deezer in Asia Pacific. Deezer is like a friend. The more time you spend on the service, playing and sharing your favorite tracks, the more the service understands you and your music taste, and you will start to see recommendations becoming increasingly personalized. This is a truly curated music streaming experience that sets us apart.”

Last night, premium music streaming service Deezer has finally reached Manila via a party launch held at Raven, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The face of Deezer, musician Rico Blanco performed before a jampacked crowd to introduce a bigger and better way to discover music.

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“We are very happy to secure this partnership with Deezer,” said Ms. Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Marketing Head. “We have brought you SPINNR and now Deezer to beef up our music portfolio. We know that music is life for many Filipinos and now Smart is making it possible for Filipino music lovers to enjoy what they want to hear with the clarity and features they truly deserve.”

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“Deezer’s man and machine intelligent recommendation features relies on both the technical feature of suggesting what songs or artists are worth listening to and 50 music editors all over the world who are also taking into account the choices of the Deezer subscriber. The more I listen to tracks I want on my playlist, the more Deezer recognizes what kind of songs I’m looking for," said Pinoy music icon, Rico Blanco.

He added, “I have been using Deezer for quite some time now and I have been personally recommending it to friends for quite a while. I’ve been listening to songs and artists suggested by Deezer based on my listening history and I would not have discovered this world of wonderful tracks and artists if not for this music app. It’s like taking music cues from someone that truly knows you like when a friend buys you a CD that he knows you will like, Deezer does that to me. It has turned my music discoveries into exciting adventures.”

Premium Offers

Deezer’s premium offers will initially be available to Smart Postpaid subscribers through Unlisurf Premium Plans starting at just Php 1,174 a month, bundled with the year’s latest smartphones and unlimited LTE surfing.

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Users, for example, can get the Sony Xperia M2 at Unlisurf Premium Plan 1174, with unlimited mobile surfing, free calls and texts, and a Deezer Premium+ subscription already included in the package. Other phones available include the Nokia Lumia 1020 at Plan 1675; and the Sony Xperia Z2 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Plan 2175.

As an exclusive perk to early subscribers, Smart will be giving those who sign up for any of the Unlisurf Premium Plans a Php 175 bill rebate for six months.

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Existing Postpaid subscribers, meanwhile, can take advantage of the various Deezer Music Packs that come with a free Deezer Premium+ subscription. These include Deezer Daily for Php 25 (1-day Deezer access plus 25 SMS and 10MB of mobile data for Deezer streaming), Deezer Weekly for Php 125 (7-day Deezer access plus 125 SMS, and 50MB of mobile data for Deezer streaming), and Deezer Monthly for Php 250 (30-day Deezer access plus 250 SMS, and 100MB of mobile data for Deezer streaming). Offers for Smart Prepaid subscribers will be announced soon.

Smart recently announced the introduction of its new Unlisurf Premium Plans, which bundle the hottest smartphones of today with a free Deezer Premium+ subscription for two years, unlimited surfing with access to LTE, plus free calls and texts to all networks.

“With our new Unlisurf Premium Plans made better with free Deezer music streaming, subscribers now have a ‘smarter’ way to discover music,” said Ms. Kathryn Carag. “And with Smart’s ‘supercharged’ network that delivers ultrafast LTE connections, they will be able to stream music from Deezer’s 30-million-track catalog whenever and wherever they want.”