REALPLAYER CLOUD NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
SEATTLE, February 24, 2014 – RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK)today announced the
global roll-out of RealPlayer® Cloud, allowing users to easily move,
watch and share videos on any device or operating system, anywhere in the world.
Consumers can now use RealPlayer Cloud on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8
Modern UI, Windows, Kindle Fire, Roku and Chromecast.
excited to bring RealPlayer Cloud to consumers worldwide. In just five short months,
we’ve experienced extensive user growth and now have more than 500,000 users in
the U.S. and Canada,” said Rob Glaser, founder and interim CEO of RealNetworks.
“Clearly there is a real need and demand for RealPlayer Cloud, which is essentially
Dropbox for videos.”
amount of video being captured on smartphones and tablets is exploding, yet not
all platforms and devices get along. With RealPlayer Cloud, consumers no longer
need to worry about converting videos, or carrying HDMI and USB cables to connect
devices to each other to watch videos. RealPlayer Cloud simply works across all
devices, including TVs connected with Chromecast. RealPlayer Cloud is powered
a revolutionary cloud technology from RealNetworks, which enables seamless auto-formatting
of videos to fit the device type, size of screen, available bandwidth, and
storage space of any device.
today’s international launch, people around the world can privately share
videos with their friends and family in other countries – even if their loved
ones don’t yet have RealPlayer Cloud downloaded. If a video has wider appeal,
people can easily share with their social network on Facebook or Twitter.
addition to the global expansion, RealPlayer Cloud has added new features, including:
- “Refer-a-Friend”: Now available globally, users can earn 1 gigabyte
of free space for each friend who creates a RealPlayer Cloud account. The
friend also receives an extra 1 gigabyte of free space.
- SMS Text Capabilities: iOS and Android app users can now easily send
videos – reformatted in the cloud for all devices – via SMS text message, in
addition to email.
Cloud offers 2 gigabytes of cloud storage for free to all users and provides additional
storage through subscription plans that start at $4.99 per month. In addition
to English, the app is now available in French, German and Spanish. Versions in
Italian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese are coming soon. Visit Real.com
for more information on RealPlayer Cloud.
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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This press release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating
to the launch of RealPlayer Cloud, and expectations regarding its
functionality, usability, and performance. All statements contained in this
press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be
considered forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially
from the results predicted. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
from the results predicted include technological factors, consumer acceptance,
and competitive factors such as the emergence of new entrants in the market.
More information about potential risk factors that could affect RealNetworks'
business is included in RealNetworks' annual report on Form 10-K for the most
recent year ended December 31, its quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q and in other reports and documents filed by RealNetworks
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company
assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information,
which are in effect as of their respective dates.