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19th Asian Games

Asian Games to air on Smart Livestream

After successfully bringing the FIBA Basketball World Cup to Filipino fans, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) will stream the 19th Asian Games via the Smart LiveStream App, its digital platform for live and on-demand sports and entertainment content.

Taking place in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, 2023, the Asian Games will feature a total of 481 sports events, with the Philippines set to send 395 national athletes across various sports, including Basketball (5-on-5 and 3-on-3), Badminton, Baseball, Football, Ju-jitsu, Karate, Tennis, Volleyball, and more.

With the Smart LiveStream App, Smart subscribers and sports fans can witness notable Filipino athletes giving their best for the flag and country. These include Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s men’s national basketball team, now under the esteemed leadership of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 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 revolve around the theme, “Asian community with a shared future,” underscored by the official theme song “The Love We Share,” written by Chinese composer Zhang Yijiang with lyrics by Han Bing.

Stream the Asian Games on Android TV

Smart subscribers can stream the Asian Games on the Smart LiveStream App using their smartphones or tablets while connected to Smart mobile Internet or their PLDT Home WiFi, providing subscribers with free access to streaming without monthly app subscriptions.

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For a more immersive viewing experience, Smart users can also stream the Asian Games on their Google-certified Android TV running on Android 8.0 or later versions. This can be done by downloading the Smart LiveStream TV App from the Android TV Google Play Store and linking their Android TV to the app.

To accomplish this, subscribers simply need to open the Smart LiveStream Mobile App, go to the Menu, click on “Link Device,” and enable the camera to scan the QR code displayed on the Android TV.

Alternatively, Android TV users can visit to sign into their account, then go to the Menu, click on “Device Management,” and add their Android TV by entering the code displayed on the TV, subsequently activating 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 in mobile and broadband network intelligence. Smart is the first and only Philippine mobile operator to earn such a rare and prestigious recognition for three consecutive reporting periods – in Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and Q1-Q2 2023.

To learn more about the 19th Asian Games on the Smart LiveStream App, follow Smart’s official Facebook page or visit

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