RealPlayer Cloud among video platforms announced for Amazon Fire TV
RealPlayer Cloud will be available on Amazon Fire TV, the platform announced that Amazon and RealPlayer Cloud will allow customers to watch their video collections on their big screens starting on day one.
RealPlayer Cloud will be one of the first apps integrated with Fire TV at its launch. Because Fire TV was built upon an Android operating system, the development of the RealPlayer Cloud app was a more fluid and much faster process than what is normal for a new platform.
“Our strategy is to integrate RealPlayer Cloud technology into more devices, like Amazon Fire TV, that are changing the way people experience entertainment,” said Rob Glaser, interim CEO and founder of RealNetworks. “We are offering the easiest way to watch personal video collections on a television set, and Amazon is making this technology accessible to even more people. We are thrilled to be a part of this highly anticipated product debut.”
RealPlayer Cloud allows users to store their video collections in the cloud, making them accessible on many devices. In addition, people can use the app to privately share videos with friends and family – even if their loved ones don’t have the RealPlayer Cloud app. Through its revolutionary SurePlay™ technology, RealPlayer Cloud ensures videos watched through the app are automatically formatted to give viewers the highest quality experience possible. This technology, combined with Fire TV’s intuitive user interface and beautiful display, makes Amazon’s new device ideal for RealPlayer Cloud.
“We are thrilled that RealPlayer Cloud is now available for Fire TV,” said Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games. “Customers now have access to their favorite video memories right in their living room and displayed in a visually stunning way. RealNetworks developed this fast and engaging app, and we think our customers will love experiencing it on Fire TV.”
The Fire TV release adds to the growing list of platforms on which RealPlayer Cloud is available: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 Modern UI, Windows, Roku and Chromecast, and other devices via a Web browser. The RealPlayer Cloud app is available as a free download and comes with 2 gigabytes of cloud storage for free to all users worldwide. RealPlayer Cloud also offers additional storage via subscription plans that start at $4.99 per month.