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RealPlayer Cloud Brings Your Video Collection To Amazon Fire TV
SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --RealNetworks, Inc.(NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced that RealPlayer Cloud, its integrated video player and cloud service app, is available on Amazon Fire TV. With the addition of Fire TV, the Amazon and RealPlayer Cloud communities now have an all-new way to watch their video collections on their big screens from the comfort of their living room.
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 SurePlaytechnology, 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. For more information on RealPlayer Cloud, please visit Real.com.
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 atwww.realnetworks.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to the availability 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.
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