Video Streaming App To Be Embedded In Idol 4 Smartphones
TiZR, a new app dedicated entirely to social streaming, announced today at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has secured a partnership with Alcatel OneTouch, a brand of TCL Communication and the fifth largest cellphone brand in North America.
TiZR makes it easy and safe for its users to broadcast private moments of their lives to a restricted and controlled audience. The app will be embedded in Alcatel OneTouch’s flagship smartphone, the Idol 4.
In the smartphone’s camera app, a single tap of the Idol 4’s “Boom Key” will allow users to stream and share live video broadcasts on TiZR with friends all over the world. TiZR also announced on Monday that it will be embedding a 360° live video player into the app to provide users with the most immersive way to attend live events. When a video is streamed using a 360 degree camera, a specific icon will be presented to the user to launch the player.
I’ve included some additional information about the partnership below and also have TiZR’s co-founder and CEO Jean-Michel Reynoird available to share more. Looking forward to hearing your interest.
TiZR will also be developing a specific app for virtual reality (VR), to be embedded in the Idol 4 as well. If a user inserts their phone into the VR headset while watching a video streamed using a 3D/360° camera, TiZR’s VR app will open automatically on the same video. From there, users can turn their heads to scroll through broadcasts and press the headset’s action button to select a video.
“I couldn’t be more excited about our recent partnership with Alcatel OneTouch,” said Jean-Michel Reynoird, TiZR’s co-founder and CEO. “Alcatel has a proven track record of bringing innovative products and cutting-edge technology to the marketplace, and the company will be an invaluable partner as we look to grow and spread awareness for TiZR and the app’s new sharing experience—closer to social interactions.”