THUNDER BAY – Are you spending more time watching video on your smart phone? You are not alone. Millions of people are using their smart devices to view increasing amounts of video. Smart devices are increasing replacing or enhancing traditional television.
Tubetime has announced the launch of the Android version of its all-in-one TV app, which is now available on Google Play. Tubetime delivers a unique second screen TV experience, including a complete TV guide and universal remote features.
A majority of Canadian TV lovers can now enjoy Tubetime by downloading the free app either on the App Store or Google Play.
Smart Devices Getting Wider Use
Tubetime’s interactive program guide extends the TV experience before, during and after the user’s favourite shows. The guide makes show discovery intuitive through the search tool, category filters or by seeing what is popular with other Tubetime users.
By customizing their TV guide with favourites and setting reminders, users will never miss their must-see shows.
Combining traditional television and smart phones
Increasingly, as seen in World Wrestling Entertainment™ on Monday Night Raw™, the WWE App is encouraging viewers to follow along on their smart devices. Windows 8, which was designed to work well on tablets and other devices has failed to fire up the market as much as expected.
The market seems to be driving the market, which is how it should be.
Following and participating in the Twitter conversation around what’s on TV is simplified as hashtags for each program are integrated in the app as is sharing on Facebook, seeing what friends are liking and even what they are watching. Interactivity on Tubetime goes beyond social media as users can participate and discover, in real-time, unique content, contests, offers and games related to shows they like.
Your Smart Phone is your Remote
Tubetime also transforms into a Universal Remote control when used with the optional Connector. Once plugged-in the audio jack of a mobile device, the Connector turns the app into a universal remote control for the TV, cable or satellite box, DVD, home theatre and more. The Connector can be purchased directly from the app or at www.Tubetime.com. The Connector works with both Apple and Android devices.
Using the device, traditional television show producers, advertisers and networks alike can access the Tubetime platform to deliver customized interactivity in real-time, directly to their audiences.
The Tubetime platform delivers targeted second screen experiences that can be deployed rapidly while offering flexible creative options. The platform removes expensive technology investments and accelerates time to market, allowing the industry to focus on creating great TV experiences.
Commenting on the Android launch of Tubetime, Marc Belanger, CEO of Tubetime, said: “We are seeing rapid adoption across Canada since our recent launch on the App Store, great user feedback and growing levels of engagement on a daily basis. The launch of the Android version will bring the second screen experience to a wider Canadian audience, making Tubetime the must have TV app.”
The Tubetime App is available for free on Google Play and on the App Store.