Sceenic and ScreenHits has formed a partnership which allows viewers to interact via live video while watching TV and films via ScreenHits TV.
ScreenHits TV Watch Together creates a virtual living room that enables viewers see and speak to friends and family live via the ScreenHits TV App. The feature is available on content across a number of different streaming services, it just has to be watched via the ScreenHits TV app.
Viewers are asked to integrate their existing SVoD subscriptions into the ScreenHits TV app. Once done, up to four users can join the experience on their mobile phone, while between four and six users can join the same room on TV and laptop.
This version of Watch Together is built on the technology developed by Sceenic for BT Sport’s Watch Together option.
Jonathan Williams, chief operating officer at Sceenic said: “We are delighted to be powering the co-viewing experience within the ScreenHits TV platform. In a world where people get more and more separated by distance, we are proud of bringing people together again around the content they like to be enjoyed with the people they love the most. This partnership between both companies, is precisely showing how multiple worlds (the people) can interact and enjoy what they like, within a perfect universe called, ScreenHits TV.”