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Petcube will enable Facebook Live streams with new update

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Your adorable little furry prince or princess is finally getting the live-streaming platform that he/she deserves. This week Petcube detailed the company’s latest iOS update, which will be rolling out on soon on the Petcube App, that integrates Facebook Live. Petcube is currently using the feature to highlight some adoptable furry-muffins at the SXSW festival in Austin.

The new update will allow users to livestream their pets to their personal Facebook page, ensuring hours of entertainment starring your heartwarming companion(s). The company also assured users that the same update will be coming later to Android.

Petcube makes the #1 best-selling interactive pet cameras, Petcube Play and Petcube Camera, and the company will soon be releasing the Petcube Bites treat cam. With the Petcube App, people can join a community of pet lovers and also play with publicly shared pets.

As we mentioned earlier, the company is currently attending SXSW this week. At the event Petcube is currently co-hosting a ‘future of pet care’ at the Pet Rescue Lounge. The event was made possible through a partnership with the pet-care brands Whistle, DogVacay and Luuup. At SXSW, the company is inviting pet-loving attendees to mingle while also demoing the Facebook Live integration.

Petcube will help broadcast the live adoption of puppies and kittens, in partnership with local rescue organizations, Austin Humane Society and Texas Humane Heroes. Together with its co-host partners, Petcube will be broadcasting live from different locations, including special appearances on the green carpet by famed pet celebrities Manny the Frenchie and Moshow the cat rapper. A portion of every sale with the code PETRESCUE at Petcube.com, Whistle.com, Luuup.com and DogVacay.com will be donated to Austin rescue groups.

“We’re thrilled to be in Austin during a time where technology, lifestyle and entertainment are showcased in new, exciting ways. We’re all about connecting pets and people. With Petcube live streaming, we believe pets and people will never be bored again. I’m extremely excited about our partnership with pet rescue organizations and about helping more pets get adopted leveraging our technology,” said Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO and Co-Founder of Petcube.

Petcube Bites, now open for pre-order, will be the most advanced treat-flinging cam on the market, offering 1080p HD video, night vision, video cloud recording, sound and motion alerts, two-way audio, the ability to remotely fling treats varying distances, a built-in container that will hold up to 2 lbs of treats, and automatic treat reorder support.

Petcube has also announced a strategic brand partnership with Wellness, the leading natural pet food brand and maker of popular Wellness dog and cat treats, to provide healthy treat samples for the Petcube Bites treat cam. The collaboration will feature Wellness treats that enhance the treating experience with the Petcube Bites cam. Owners will always have the flexibility to buy their preferred treat brands and products compatible with the Petcube Bites device.

“Petcube is all about the future of pet care, so we’re excited to partner with innovative pet care brands and support a great cause with the Pet Rescue Lounge event,” Azhnyuk said. “On top of that, our food partnership with Wellness, makers of our favorite top quality pet food and an innovative pet brand, highlights our commitment to holistic pet care and health management.”

Petcube Bites is available for pre-order on Petcube.com and Amazon.com, and will start rolling out commercially in early summer. With the opening of pre-orders for a limited time, Petcube Bites will be available at $199, or $50 off the retail price. The MSRP for Petcube Bites is $249 and Petcube Play is $199. Currently, Petcube Play is $149 through March 18th, as part of a spring sale promotion. All Petcube devices come in 3 colors: carbon black, matte silver and rose gold.

Petcube’s camera product lineup supports on-the-go pet care and home security with the popular cloud recording service Petcube Care, which provides a 24/7 video timeline, sound and motion triggered recording and alerts, and up to 30 days of history. Owners can test drive the service with a 30-day trial that comes automatically with each device purchase.

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