REALNETWORKS INTRODUCES REALPLAYER CLOUD
THE FIRST INTEGRATED VIDEO PLAYER AND CLOUD SERVICE, AND THE EASIEST WAY TO MOVE, WATCH, SAVE, AND SHARE YOUR VIDEOS
SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2013 – RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced the launch of RealPlayer Cloud, the first integrated video player and cloud service. RealPlayer Cloud allows people to seamlessly move, watch, save, and share their videos across any device. RealPlayer Cloud automatically transforms video formats in the cloud to give viewers the highest quality experience possible, no matter what device or screen size. RealPlayer Cloud apps are available starting today for Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, Web and Roku.
“The amount of video content that consumers are capturing and watching is exploding, but moving that video around is often painfully difficult,” said Rob Glaser, founder and interim CEO of RealNetworks. “RealPlayer Cloud is a breakthrough product that gives consumers a seamless and easy way to move, watch, save, and share their videos across all their devices. In short, we’ve made video easy.”
With RealPlayer Cloud, consumers can:
- Move their videos across their devices, to watch them on any device they choose.
- Stream or download their videos locally for convenient on-the-go access.
- Watch their videos on their TV.
- Share their long videos directly from their phone, PC or tablet to whatever device their friends happen to have, with no app download required by their friends.
- Securely store their videos in the cloud.
RealPlayer Cloud’s seamless multi-device functionality is enabled by SurePlayTM, a revolutionary technology from RealNetworks that enables seamless auto-formatting of videos to fit the device type, size of screen, available bandwidth and storage space available on the device.
RealPlayer Cloud apps are available as a free download on six platforms – Android Phones, iPhones, iPads, Windows PCs, Roku TV Players, and any other device via a Web Browser. RealPlayer Cloud comes 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. RealNetworks will be rolling out RealPlayer Cloud on other devices and in other territories and languages in the months ahead. For more information on RealPlayer Cloud, please visit www.real.com/cloud.
About RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks creates innovative products and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com
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