Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Rounds announced today the launch of Rounds Live, extending its live social communication platform with a transparent overlay that adds video and text chat functionality to any online content. Rounds Live is now available for download at http://www.rounds.com/live.
Rounds Live adds “video bubbles” to any web page and allows users to get together and interact with their friends while enjoying content together. It is a transparent layer that sits independently on top of the content, regardless if the content is static, live or VOD.
Rounds Live captures the feeling of watching TV with your friends at home, by turning any web-based content into a get- together experience with friends, no matter where they are. The platform works across any content, including movies, live concerts, sporting events, reality shows or debates, instantly turning any website into a live viewing party.
Rounds Live is a completely scalable platform, allowing millions of people to enjoy the same content at the same time through a “rooms” concept. With just one click, Rounds Live instantly turns any website into a live viewing conference that can potentially host an infinite number of rooms, each room holding up to 12 people.
Rounds’ recent successful collaboration with The X Factor Israel proved the platform to be both engaging and easily scalable, significantly enriching the content. Rounds is now in discussions with numerous content partners, including leading broadcasters, musicians, sports teams and reality shows around the world, to help them extend the narrative of their content – before, during and after it goes live.
Rounds Live extends the capabilities of its platform, which includes Rounds' very popular mobile app (available on Android and iOS). Rounds Mobile app allows people to video chat, play games, look at pictures, surf the web and watch videos together.
"The development of Rounds Live was a direct outgrowth of our experience creating Rounds Mobile, providing our team with unique insights into how to best merge communication and media into one unified social experience," said Dany Fishel, Co-Founder and CEO of Rounds. "The combination of exclusive content partnerships and the ability to turn any website into a viewing party gives users a truly dynamic experience that we believe will change the way people consume online content together."
Initially, Rounds Live will launch as a Chrome browser extension.
Here is a video showcasing Rounds Live capabilities: http://vimeo.com/rounds/rounds-live.
Click here to download screenshots and Rounds logo: http://www.rounds.com/rl-consumer-pr-images.
Rounds is a live social platform that combines live communication and social activities; allowing friends to experience life together. Using Rounds, friends can get together and send text messages, watch videos, play games, share photos and much more all while video chatting across networks, operating systems and devices. Rounds recently joined forces with video conferencing pioneer Vidyo, to offer multi-party enterprise HD video quality, as a cross-platform solution, to the social consumer space. Rounds has raised a total of $10.5 million in funding from industry leading investors, including Rhodium, Verizon Ventures, DFJ’s Tim Draper, and other private investors.