NexPlayer and Sceenic join forces to create advanced Watch Together experiences
September 24th, 2020
NexPlayer and Sceenic joined forces to combine the leading multiscreen player SDK with the Sceenic Watch Together technology, where users can video chat whilst watching their video content.
The integration takes the advantage of the market-proven Sceenic video chat technology, Watch Together, with the powerful NexPlayer multiscreen software. As an example, thanks to the usage of Suggested Presentation Delay protocol (SPD), the video chats are synchronized across all Android and iOS devices. Low latency combined with synchronization of video arrival brings the Watch Together experience as close to real life as ever. This is especially useful for live events such as sports.
The solution is available for all NexPlayer customers from today both for HLS and DASH streaming and with the full features set of NexPlayer such as Widevine protection in all devices.
NexPlayer CEO Carlos Lucas said: “Our code ownership for both Android and iOS players allows us to control and provide the same user experience and technologies across all mobile devices regardless of the device model. The integration of Sceenic is an example of the countless possibilities to innovate with our player by combining it with leading technologies. We believe in interactivity as the next step in the video industry.”
Sceenic Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Williams said: “This partnership brings the social interaction that media players want to offer to their end-users inside their content platforms, two steps closer, meaning that the integration process of our Watch Together solution, will be available to them almost with just a single click, saving significant time and cost, and giving them a seamless interface. NexPlayer and Sceenic’s bet is to offer their clients flexible and innovative solutions that can be deployed quickly to their customers.”
NexPlayer is the leading multiscreen player SDK for premium video services, being integrated inside the apps of companies such as AT&T, Sky, Turner, BT or HBO. It is fully customizable and available for Android, iOS, Tizen, WebOS, xBox, PlayStation and web apps. For more information, visit www.nexplayersdk.com
Sceenic are innovators and leaders when it comes to understanding today’s customer behavior and their expectations. In 2016, the company created the Watch Together software solution, adding value to fan-engagement and keeping the conversation within their client’s platform: BT Sport, NPO, LaLiga, among others. Visit www.sceenic.co for more information.