Social Video Chat ooVoo’s New Watch TogetherTM Technology Lets Users Experience Viral Videos with Friends
LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — [CES 2013] – ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat provider with 64 million registered subscribers, announced today the release of Watch Together, a new free feature that allows up to 11 friends to select, interact and watch the same YouTube video together during a video chat. Watch Together delivers a multi-window, second-screen shared experience for ooVoo’s social video chat users, allowing active participation by all engaged in the chat, regardless of which friend initially selects and plays the video.
Available initially for ooVoo’s PC users through the ooVoo for Desktop, Watch Together brings the most advanced multi-window shared video features to users for connection and fun, including:
- The ability to play any YouTube video in the video chat, by any user
- Keyword search to easily find the right YouTube video while in an ooVoo video chat session
- Interaction with the video by any member of the chat, including start, stop, pause and rewind functions
- A display of YouTube trending videos for quick selection
- A custom curated roster of YouTube videos that are of interest to ooVoo users
ooVoo for Desktop provides industry-leading features for video chatters, including the option to record and send video messages, the ability to send instant messages to personal contacts on ooVoo as well as text chat in real-time as video chats are underway.
“We all remember that watching TV on the couch with our friends was the greatest way to get the most out of a show, and with Watch Together, we’ve launched a ‘virtual couch’ where friends can have that same fun wherever they may be,” said Jay Samit, president of ooVoo. “ooVoo’s Watch Together brings a second screen experience to friends and families that is unparalleled, letting them check out the latest, find out what’s new, and chat about it all in a fun way that everyone can enjoy.”
Available for PC, Mac and more than 240 iOS and Android mobile devices, ooVoo brings the highest quality experience, more flexibility and a wealth of social features to subscribers for free. Preferred by 8 out of 10 video chat users, ooVoo uses a cloud-based approach for more stability and a better picture quality than other services. ooVoo is a top 100 App in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Watch Together is now available for PC users at www.ooVoo.com.
About ooVoo, LLC
ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 64 million registered users worldwide. Bringing multi-party HD video chat to users around the world, ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat over the Web, Facebook, desktop and any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device using cloud-based connectivity. Named “Best of the Year” by PC Magazine in 2011, the free, award-winning ooVoo mobile app can be downloaded at www.ooVoo.com.
Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately-held company funded by Myrian Capital, a growth capital firm with investments in video communications, social media and advanced advertising, www.myriancapital.com. Follow ooVoo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ooVoo and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/ooVoo.