Playcast cloud gaming service to begin streaming on Samsung Smart TVs
Agreement with world's best selling TV brand will expand Playcast reach by 20 million
04 Feb, 2015, 02:00 ET
CAESAREA, Israel and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ -- Playcast, the leading cloud gaming platform, today announced that its streaming video game service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning in the second quarter of 2015.
Playcast's growing catalog of games will be compatible with select Samsung Smart TV models and will be initially available to viewers in Brazil, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
"We're excited that the Playcast Cloud Gaming Service will soon be integrated with Samsung Smart TVs," said Michael O'Donnell, Playcast CEO. "Now, any consumer who purchases a Samsung Smart TV will be able to access a sizable library of AAA video games without needing to own an expensive game console. That is literally a game changer."
"With Playcast, we can provide our customers with the convenience and instant gratification of playing popular video games directly from their Samsung Smart TV, said Young Chan Kim, Vice President, Samsung Electronics. Playcast's technology enables Samsung to get the best out of its screen, utilizing Playcast¹s powerful cloud presence worldwide."
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.
Playcast Media is the leading cloud gaming platform, offering next generation technology to stream video games through Smart TVs, OTT devices, set-top boxes, and microconsoles. Playcast offers games from the world's leading brands including: 2K, Namco Bandai, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney, Konami, Sega, Square Enix, WarnerBros., and a long list of independent studios. Playcast works with its service providers and e-commerce retailers to package monthly subscription, rental and a la carte offers to consumers, serving TV viewers in 55 countries. For more information on the Playcast Media service, visit http://www.playcast-media.com
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For further information: Elad Dror, COO, [email protected], http://www.playcast-media.com
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