|By Business Wire||
|June 24, 2014 12:35 PM EDT||
Stevie, the platform that transforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube content into TV channels, unveiled new versions of its mobile app today with support for Google Chromecast. The new feature allows for a one-tap jump from mobile feed to non-stop, highly entertaining channels of users’ favorite social content on their television.
Chromecast provides an easy and affordable solution to transform unconnected television sets into smart, connected TVs. Through Chromecast, users are able to stream their favorite music, movies, and online shows to their TV. Now, with Chromecast support in Stevie, users can also enjoy the highly personalized content from their social feeds on their television sets as non-stop TV channels such as Friends TV, World Cup, Tokyo Fashion, Digital Life and hundreds more.
The new support for Chromecast and Android TVs helps bridge the final gap between social and the television screen that has kept the massive ocean of social content stuck on small-screen devices. Stevie is one of the first applications to truly leverage the power of the smart television experience in order to link social content and TV.
“There’s an inherent difference between browsing content on your mobile and watching content on your TV,” said Yael Givon, Founder and CEO of Stevie. “The exciting news is that now, with Stevie support for Chromecast, users have an easy, affordable and fun way to ‘teleport’ this content to their living room or bedroom TV with the flick of a finger.”
Stevie was founded October 2011, securing $600k from angel investors including Jeff Pulver, Gigi Levy, Simi Efrati & Asi Schmeltzer. Stevie graduated in September 2012 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 December 2012 Stevie successfully raised $1.5 million Series A round from Horizons Ventures, the Hong Kong based fund that invested in Spotify, Facebook and Siri (pre-acquisition by Apple), and more.
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