SOURCE: DabKick

April 16, 2014 11:00 ET

DabKick Introduces Rooms to Let People Watch Media Together, via Any Connected Device

New Experience for Content Distributors, Celebrities, and Indie Content Creators to Share Media and Engage With Fans Live

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - DabKick, changing the way people communicate remotely, today introduces DabKick Rooms to let people watch media together in one "room," using any connected device. With Rooms, brands, celebrities, and content creators have a new way to engage with fans and followers by setting up a Room to share and enjoy content and interact via chat and voice, live.

Existing channels like YouTube and others provide distribution, but deliver a siloed experience that's not ideal for real-time engagement and interaction with fans. DabKick Rooms introduces an experience that mirrors a physical hangout or an auditorium-like setting, enabling content creators to participate in a discussion and to receive feedback while their media is being watched.

Rooms is available for iOS devices on the Apple iTunes Store here.

"It's our mission to change the way people communicate with each other remotely, and with Rooms, we're introducing new ways for groups to engage with each other, and with content creators, interacting without interrupting their viewing experience," said Balaji Krishnan, founder and CEO, DabKick. "Rooms represents a new experience for one-to-many communications, and opens up new fan engagement experiences that weren't possible before. We're excited to see how content creators harness the power of this new channel, and we expect to be sharing much more exciting news very soon."

DabKick Rooms targets 3 broad categories at launch:

  • Content Distributors: Comcast or DirecTV for example can now set up a Room for all authenticated users to watch live TV and interact with each other as if they were together.
  • Celebrities: A celebrity could watch content together with fans, using Rooms as a channel to drop new content, or to hang out and engage fans around existing content, in one place.
  • Indie Content Creators: YouTube and other similar channels provide distribution, but deliver a siloed experience and don't have great tools to engage with viewers and fans. Rooms lets artists broadcast content and engage in real-time conversation and feedback with fans, in one place, at the same time.

Previously DabKick had offered a one-to-one experience that allowed two people to watch media together and interact live, sharing photos, movies and music while chatting and talking as if they were together in real life.

For more information, and to begin Dabbing today, please visit www.dabkick.com.

About DabKick
DabKick has a mission to change the way people communicate with each other remotely. Right now, DabKick is a mobile application that lets friends watch media together while talking and chatting live. DabKick Rooms is a one-to-many media viewing experience that opens up new engagement opportunities to content distributors, celebrities, and indie content creators. Founded by Balaji Krishnan, formerly the founder of SnapStick, which sold to Rovi, DabKick is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information please visit www.dabkick.com.

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