“We designed the DramaFever app for Google TV to give people a way to discover and watch shows, which are not readily available in the US, on their TV,” Romanos Fessas, vice president of product development.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
New York-based streaming video player DramaFever is bringing to television sets across America thousands of hours of the best entertainment from around the world via Google TV. Starting September 25, users of the brand new DramaFever app on Google TV will have free access to the largest US collection of South Korean drama and primetime television shows from Asia. All shows are professionally translated into English and available in high-quality in the U.S., just hours after they air overseas.
Viewers can browse nearly 12,000 episodes from over 425 of the most popular shows from Asia. Fans of the viral video “Gangnam Style” can explore a who’s-who of k-pop on the music variety show “Inkigayo.” “Gossip Girl” fans will fall in love with worldwide hit “Boys Over Flowers.” Guys and girls torn between two worlds will become believers in “Faith,” a sci-fi fantasy action thriller starring one of South Korea’s leading young men. Meanwhile, “True Blood” and “Dexter” fans craving crime, suspense and horror can sink their teeth into “Vampire Prosecutor.” Genres on DramaFever span the full range of what’s popular now overseas in countries including South Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia.
“We designed the DramaFever app for Google TV to give people a way to discover and watch shows, which are not readily available in the US, on their TV,” says Romanos Fessas, vice president of product development. “Google’s intuitive interface means families and friends can now watch DramaFever together, and find things faster and easier.”
DramaFever’s Google TV app provides the option to synchronize with a consumer’s DramaFever account for continuous viewing on DramaFever across platforms. Fessas adds that this development follows the recent introduction of a free Android app and Facebook integration in July, which contributed to growth of conservatively 300,000 new users. The company reports the streaming service currently serves over 3 million viewers and that its number of users continues to double every six months.
Google TV users can download and install the free DramaFever app from the Google Play Store today to connect their television and Google TV device to DramaFever’s streaming service. DramaFever premium members watch without advertising interruptions and benefit from additional features and controls, while consumers who register for a free membership experience less frequent advertisements than unregistered users. New viewers can visit DramaFever.com for a free 7-day premium membership, normally $9.99 per month, which can be used immediately to watch DramaFever without ads on Google TV.
Consumers can also catch DramaFever on DramaFever.com and via a free mobile Android app for smartphones and tablets, with an iPhone app in development. Aside from Google TV, web TV fans can also watch DramaFever on Roku.
DramaFever, an online video platform for the world’s best entertainment available on the web, is based in New York City. Currently, DramaFever strikes deals with networks and production companies from around the world to bring online audiences the most popular, mainstream entertainment, including TV shows, movies, and music, in high-quality and fully-translated into English by native-language speaking professionals. DramaFever has over 3 million US and Canadian users who on average spend over three hours a month watching videos on the site. Over 75% of DramaFever users watching Asian entertainment are of non-Asian descent. Partners include Hulu and over 63 content partners from the most popular networks and producers in seven countries. Selected titles also stream over Netflix and are available for purchase on iTunes. DramaFever’s ever-expanding library of hit television and music shows, teleseyres, short and full-length feature films is one of the most comprehensive and current collections of legal Asian content available to US consumers. Telenovelas are coming in October. Consumers can also stream DramaFever over mobile and web TV. To learn more, visit http://www.DramaFever.com.