In March, Vuze set course to unlock your content and give it the wings to get from your Mac and PC to the other screens in your life: mobile and TV. At the time, support was added for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and iTunes (iPod, iPhone, Apple TV). Since launch, millions of you have turned on Vuze device support, transferring an average of more than 18+ videos per user to watch on the screen of your choice. Today, we’re building on this foundation by adding support for Tivo and PSP.
Our goal is simple: Empower you to watch your content on any screen you want.
Some other companies have taken a different approach by confining their content to a single screen. We believe this is short-sighted. Companies win by listening to you and delivering the products and services you want.
Technology is increasingly making it possible to view HD entertainment on all the screens in your life: PC /Mac, mobile, and TV. In our research, you’ve expressed a strong desire to watch your entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any screen. Vuze is working to deliver on this vision.
But enough with the vision thing. The real magic lies in the simplicity of Vuze device support. Devices simply appear in the Vuze sidebar when they’re available. All you have to do is drag-and-drop to the device of your choice, and prepare to watch your content anywhere you want.
Our goal is to build support for the devices you already own and love. We’re prioritizing based on a few key criteria:
- Your votes
- Quality of video support
- Total installed base.
At this point, we’ve added support for many of the major devices owned by the 10M+ monthly active users in the Vuze community.
That said, we’re just getting started. So give it a try by downloading the latest version of Vuze.
Find out what it means to live in an open world where your content flows freely between your computer and all the other screens in your life. You can read more here.
Let us know what you think!
In March, we updated Vuze to include the ability for you to watch your videos on any screen – PC, mobile, or TV. We launched our Device feature in beta to quickly iterate and evolve the features based on your feedback.
A few short months later, the numbers speak for themselves. You’ve made it clear, once again, that the ability to watch videos on any screen is important to you:
- As of today, more than 1 million of you have turned on device support
- Over 14.5 million videos have been transferred to watch on iPhone, iPod, Xbox 360 or PS3
- On average, each of you with active devices has transferred over 14 videos to your devices.
Some companies tout reaching the millionth user as a big milestone. Around here, we’re proud to be thinking bigger with you in surpassing 1 million users of a single (though *infinitely* cool) feature within Vuze. But don’t take our word for it. Take theirs… IGN, Engadget, Joystiq, VideoNuze, one happy user, and another happy user.
Looking forward to announcing the 10 millionth device user.
If you haven’t already tried it, check it out now.
Stay tuned for an update on additional devices and features coming soon…
Find, Download, Play from any portable drive
We’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about portability of your content. Across our efforts to deliver your videos wherever, whenever you want them, we’ve been focusing on devices that you already care about and own – notably iPhone, iPod , Xbox 360, and PS3 to date.
In addition, there’s another device that most of you own. Based on a recent survey, 72% of you (Vuze users) own a portable hard drive to carry around your media files. Combine this with the fact that you use an average of 2.9 computers on a weekly basis, and we decided to focus some attention on making it easier for you to take your media with you.
Let’s face it, you don’t always have the ability (or desire) to install Vuze on the multiple computers you use at work, in school, or at a friend’s place. With this in mind, we set out to make it possible for you to run Vuze from the same portable drive where you store your media files, anywhere you go.
Vuze To Go installs on any portable disk drive, like a USB hard drive or a flash thumb drive, rather than on your computer’s hard drive, and enables access to the full functionality of Vuze – anytime and anywhere. Just plug your portable drive (complete with Vuze To Go) into any PC and you’re ready to go. Vuze will run seamlessly from the portable drive, and all of your downloads can also go directly to that drive. And, like Vuze on your main computer, you’ll be able to play all the content in your Vuze Library even when you’re offline.
For you techies, Vuze to Go contains a virtual operating system, plus your familiar Vuze application.
While the core version of Vuze remains free (and always will), we’re offering a PC version of “Vuze to Go” for only $9.99. Try it out free for 2 weeks, and let us know what you think.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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