Global TV site Viki has teamed up with social viewing app Rave to enable its millions of fans to share content with friends in real time. Friends and family will be able to text and speak to each other in addition to watching Viki content together.
Viki provides its users with access to prime shows in over 200 languages. With its global community of fans, the online TV site is breaking cultural and language barriers standing between entertainment and people everywhere. Viki’s next step is overcoming distance challenges by providing its users with the ability to watch their favourite content while socializing with friends, as if they were sitting in the same room.
“Creating an enriched experience for fans has always been a focus for Viki,” said Tammy H. Nam, CEO of Viki. “Rave’s seamless ability to allow fans to communicate in real time is an excellent fit for our community who love to share Viki content.”
Rave is a social-viewing app that allows users to watch videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Reddit, Dropbox, Google Drive, and now Viki, while communicating with friends in real time via text or voice message. The company’s technology provides a millisecond precise video sync, enabling users to create impromptu speaker systems. Now, Rave and Viki have combined technology and entertainment to offer a dynamic social experience for its users. “We’re very excited to see people from around the world enjoy Viki’s global video catalogue together,” says Rave cofounder Michael Pazaratz.
Rave, based in Waterloo, Ontario, allows users to select video content and create a private rave with friends, or connect with people around the world through a public rave. Viki users will be able to access Rave through the site’s mobile app, and vice versa. “Often, who you’re watching with is just as important as what you’re watching,” says Pazaratz.
To learn more about the global content available on Viki, please visit Viki.com.