New free app from RealNetworks automatically brings all of the most popular videos and your Facebook friends' videos - right to Windows 8 devicesSEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Staying current with the most popular videos on the web just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new app for Windows 8 from RealNetworks (Nasdaq: RNWK). RealPlayer Express, a free app available in the Windows Store, is one of the easiest ways to find, watch, save and share new videos every day.
"Over 72 hours of video is posted on the internet every minute," said Scott Uomoto, senior vice president of consumer at RealNetworks. "Our new RealPlayer Express automatically finds the videos users care about the most – the ones from their Facebook friends, as well as the best of the best from the web – and makes it super easy for users to watch, save, and share them."
"RealPlayer Express is a great example of an app that takes advantage of the new Windows user interface and navigation to bring a quality experience to the user," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "It's easy to check out the videos that people are talking about and see what's trending on the Internet at any given moment. We're pleased to be the first platform for RealPlayer Express."
RealPlayer Express is a brand new product from RealNetworks designed specifically for Windows 8 devices and draws on RealNetworks' deep expertise in digital media. RealPlayer® continues to be one of the most popular pieces of software in the history of personal computing. Real's latest PC RealPlayer 15, which was released less than a year ago, has over 23 million monthly active users worldwide. Moreover, according to the June 2012 survey by Forrester Research, Inc., "Q2 2012 Forrester Online Omnibus," the RealPlayer brand has 84% awareness in the US.*
RealPlayer Express aggregates the most popular user-generated and free videos from the web and displays them in categories, such as sports, politics, film and animation, travel, education, gaming, style, pets, technology, and even by popular brands like Nike and The Huffington Post. The most watched videos in each category are updated daily. Videos posted by your Facebook friends are also automatically collected.
Unlike other sites that offer selected videos, RealPlayer Express takes an all-inclusive approach, combining multiple video sources, social interaction, searching, sharing and saving all in one easy-to-use app.
Additional features of RealPlayer Express include:
- Ability to search for your favorite videos and watch them instantly
- Share and tweet videos to friends
- Save videos to watch later
- Check your viewing history to quickly access videos you saw recently
- Instantly access the videos shared by your Facebook friends
See a video of RealPlayer Express here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUSAZ9bkPBc
See screen shots of RealPlayer Express here. http://www.realnetworks.com/press/resources/realnetworks-product-screenshots.aspx
"Video is now a social and mobile experience and RealNetworks is helping users share and enjoy video with their friends," said Uomoto. "RealPlayer Express is a great way for people to easily find and enjoy the best the web has to offer, whether on their desktop or on a mobile device."
Find out more about RealPlayer Express at www.real.com/realplayer/express
*Based on % of US online population
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com.
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Barbara Krause, Krause Taylor Associates for RealNetworks