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Google brings YouTube Lounge in MNL malls

Google PH and Ayala Malls launched a partnership that will cater to YouTube enthusiasts to watch content and experience faster-loading videos through Accelerator.

Dubbed as YouTube Lounge, mall-goers in Metro Manila can hang out and watch YouTube videos in the lounge that is powered by high-speed internet courtesy of Globe.


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“Filipinos watch videos at 75 minutes per session on mobile, and they are increasingly spending more time on their smartphones. The YouTube Lounge is our way of recognizing the need or our users to access their favorite videos while on the go,” shares Gabby Roxas, country marketing manager of Google Philippines.

YouTube Lounge is sponsored by Ayala Malls and is powered by Globe high-speed WiFi. These are the malls that will have YouTube Lounge.


– Greenbelt – September 29
– UP Town Center – October 6
– Glorietta – October 13
– TriNoma – October 26
– Market! Market! – November 9
– Alabang Town Center – November 16

Other Ayala-owned malls are expected to open the same facility in the coming months. These malls include the ones in Taguig, Fairview, Pampanga, Cubic, Nuvali, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

YouTube Creators meet and greet

Fans can also meet the top YouTube creators in the Philippines during the scheduled Meet and Greets.

– October 8 – Janina Vela and Will Dasovich (UP Town Center)
– October 15 – Team Kramer (TriNoma)
– October 29 – Kristine Torres, Say Tioco, and Clara Benin (Glorietta)
– November 12 – Erwan Huessaff, Mikey Bustos, and Chris Cantada (Greenbelt)
– November 26 – LLoyd Cadena, Anne Clutz, Boogieboy (Market! Market!)
– December 10 – Bogart the Explorer, Ralph Jay and Joys Sola (Alabang Town Center)

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Mall-goers can experience this faster-loading videos with Accelerated speed thru Globe’s FREE WiFi for half and hour.

YouTube’s Accelerator

Based on popular videos on Youtube, certain clips that are tagged as “trending” will be able to be watched on YouTube with less buffering.

To access Accelerator, you need to connect your device to a WiFi network that has Accelerator speed. In this case, Globe high-speed WiFi in Ayala Malls is Accelerator-enabled.

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