Israel’s Playcast, which has developed a cloud based gaming platform, will begin streaming on select Samsung Smart TV models starting in the second quarter of 2015. The company expects this to expand its reach to 20 million people.
Playcast’s said that its 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.
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“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.”
With its main headquarters in Caeseria, Israel, and its U.S. headquarters in Los Altos, California, Playcast Media is a 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.