|By PR Newswire||
|December 5, 2013 11:58 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest update of Stevie brings iOS users who own an Apple TV device a new and exciting user experience. By turning AirPlay mirroring on, whether on iPhone or iPad, users can now run Stevie on their TV sets. The iPad and iPhone versions make use of AirPlay technology to beam the Stevie broadcast in Full HD and in superior quality to your big screen - While providing a second screen on the mobile device. This way users can control their Stevie broadcast directly from their iPad or iPhone - Zap between channels, pause, skip, replay, share and like clips.
Stevie is also now available to its fans on Android mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes and TV sets. TV viewers can control and flip Stevie channels with their TV remote, on top of the mobile touch experience.
Stevie brings its fans a first of its kind ability to stay connected, by bringing social feeds from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to life as a personal TV channel. Top videos, status updates, tweets, likes, events, headlines and birthdays are all automatically curated into a beautiful non-stop TV experience. Anyone can instantly create their own channel by connecting their social feeds to Stevie. Viewers can then enjoy a new, easy and fun way to engage with their friends, or tap into any of Stevie's curated channels based on social feeds revolving around lifestyle, design, sports, technology, news, food, and countless others.
TV has certainly been the buzzword around Twitter during preparations for its recent IPO. Both Twitter and Facebook have long recognized the potential that lies in the herds of TV fans on social networks and are racing to prove their TV supremacy. Stevie pushes the relationship of TV and social to a new level - making it clear that fan engagement on twitter is not a mere side effect of TV fandom, but forms unique and valuable content by its own right. That content is now being "televised" by Stevie, and brought directly back to fans who can now engage with content around their favorite topics in TV format, bringing the twitter-TV relationship full circle.
In September Stevie has released it's celebrity tweet TV, allowing fans to follow social TV channels from their favorite celebrity tweets. For example, fans of The Walking Dead, the leading show by tweet popularity as announced by Nielsen, are able to tune into The Walking Dead channel based on the shows official Twitter and Youtube as well as individual walking dead stars - connecting them directly into a TV channel full of previews, teasers, gossip and tweets from and around their favorite show.
About Stevie TV
Stevie is a leader in the future of content viewing, providing a personalized TV experience on any platform. The company was founded in October 2011 by Yael Givon, a seasoned web creative and experienced entrepreneur, after securing $600k from angel investors including Jeff Pulver, Gigi Levy, Simi Efrati & Asi Schmeltzer. Stevie graduated in September from the first Microsoft Accelerator for Azure program for innovative start ups in Tel Aviv, Israel, and launched on stage as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012. In April 2013, Stevie won the MIPCube Lab Competition at the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France. MIPCube Lab is an international competition featuring 10 startups that are helping to change the face of the TV industry.
In December 2012 Stevie raised $1.5 million Series A round from Horizons Ventures, the Hong Kong based fund that invested in Waze, Spotify, Facebook and Siri (pre-acquisition by Apple). The Stevies have a collective experience of 15 years of designing and engineering successful web, internet and TV products.
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