RealNetworks Integrates With Google Chromecast
RealPlayer Cloud Joins a Select Club of Top-Tier Entertainment Apps Working
with Google's TV Streamer
SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013
SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today
announced it has added Google Chromecast support to RealPlayer Cloud, its
integrated video player and cloud service. Now, consumers can easily watch
their personal video collection on their TVs, by casting from the RealPlayer
Cloud app to any TV via the Chromecast dongle.
RealPlayer Cloud becomes one of the first few apps integrating with
Chromecast, as Google continues to broaden its offerings since its July 2013
When RealPlayer Cloud launched in September, The Wall Street Journal and
Bloomberg called it a well-designed product that makes storing and sharing
videos easy across different devices. Customers agreed. RealNetworks also
announced that within two months, hundreds of thousands of users have set up
RealPlayer Cloud accounts and uploaded tens of terabytes of video.
"With video content exploding, and smartphones and tablets replacing
camcorders for many consumers, we know consumers are hungry for a convenient,
accessible and enjoyable way to watch their personal videos on their TV
screen," said Rob Glaser, interim CEO and founder of RealNetworks. "We see
Chromecast as one of the most exciting streaming devices there is, and are
thrilled to be able to offer both of our customer bases this new compatibility
for their video collections."
With RealPlayer Cloud, users will be able to watch their local and cloud
videos on TV through Chromecast. With its revolutionary SurePlay^TM
technology, RealPlayer Cloud ensures videos cast from the app are
automatically formatted to give viewers the highest quality experience
possible. Additionally, once sent to the TV, users can control playback of the
video via the RealPlayer Cloud app on their mobile or PC device.
The Chromecast partnership adds to the growing list of platforms on which
RealPlayer Cloud is available, including: Android smartphones and tablets,
iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Windows PC, Roku, and any other device via a Web
browser. RealPlayer Cloud apps are available as free downloads and come with
two gigabytes of cloud storage for free to all users in the U.S. and Canada.
RealPlayer Cloud also offers additional storage via subscription plans that
start at $4.99 per month. For more information on RealPlayer Cloud, please
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