wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Spuul extends the offline sync feature to free users on its Android app

Online video streaming service Spuul has extended its offline video sync feature to all free users through its latest Android app update (2.1.1). Free users will now be able to sync a Bollywood movie or TV show for offline viewing, albeit with ads. Premium Spuul Logousers will continue to be able to view all video content on Spuul without ads. Users don’t even have to log in to watch movies on Spuul. However, if they want Spuul to remember resume points and other information across devices they will have to create an account.

Free users can sync and view up to 5 movies. Paid subscribers can download 10 movies at a time, which need to be consumed within 72 hours. Post that users need to reconnect to verify their account and offline content.

At present only the Android app users get this feature. The company claims that this update will be extended to the iOS app users in the next couple of weeks. Currently, iOS app users need to pay $4.99 per month for offline viewing.

Last year Spuul had introduced the offline sync feature that allowed paid subscribers to download movies for offline viewing on its Android app. In June this year Spuul added Google Chromecast support to its Android app, which allowed consumers to directly stream Spuul content on their television.

As part of the latest update users can also choose the quality of video (low, standard, HD and Full HD) they would like to watch.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Spuul

Monetization: It’s worth noting that though Spuul has extended the offline viewing feature to its free users, it will be monetizing the feature by syncing ads with the videos. Spuul had also launched a new cheaper ad-supported subscription plan called Premium Lite. The subscription rate was significantly lower than the Premium plan, but videos included ads.

Content partnerships

The Singapore-based company first started offering Bollywood movies and Indian TV shows on its platform in 2012. Since then Spuul has been aggressively forging content partnerships with leading Indian TV channels and Bollywood production houses.

In January 2014, Spuul inked a content deal with Disney UTV in a bid to expand its Bollywood movie catalogue. A year earlier Spuul had tied-up with Yash Raj Films to make the studio’s movies available on its platform.

In September 2013 Spuul struck a similar deal with Star Plus, which enabled it to stream TV shows with a 30 minute delay. Spuul had also tied-up with IndiaCast to offers TV shows from Colours and MTV India on its website.

Spuul had also apparently considered foraying into original content programming, but since then no other developments in this regard have been reported.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

While the market reality of popular crypto-assets like Bitcoin may undergo little change, the same can't be said for stablecoins.

News

Bringing transactions related to crypto-assets within the tax net could make matters less fuzzy.

News

Loopholes in FEMA and the decentralised nature of crypto-assets point to a need for effective regulations.

News

The need of the hour is for lawmakers to understand the systems that are amplifying harmful content.

News

For drone delivery to become a reality, a permissive regulatory regime is a prerequisite.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ