TUBI COMES TO AMAZON ECHO SHOW DEVICES
First Ad-supported Video on Demand (AVOD) service on Echo Show
SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2019 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), the world’s largest free ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, today announced its library of over 15,000 movies and TV shows is now available to stream on Amazon Echo Show devices. The first AVOD service available on the device, consumers can ask Alexa to launch Tubi and begin watching a title or touch the screen to control their experience.
In addition to the over 44,000 hours of content Tubi offers, Amazon Echo Show users can enjoy Tubi’s new December titles, including Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume I and Kill Bill: Volume II, as well as the eleven-time Academy Award-nominated film, The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Alexa’s cutting-edge voice technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to access their favorite movies and TV shows. For example, a parent who’s busy cooking in the kitchen can say, “Play How to Train Your Dragon on Tubi,” to entertain the whole family.
“We are committed to making great content accessible for everyone, which is why we’re proud to be the first AVOD service available on Amazon Echo Show,” said Michael Ahiakpor, Chief Product Officer at Tubi. “We’re also excited that Tubi users will now be able to use Alexa to conveniently find and watch movies and TV shows.”
In September, Tubi announced customers had streamed over 132 million hours of content – a 40% increase since May – and the service will launch in the UK in 2020. In addition to Amazon Echo Show, Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at www.tubi.tv.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi (www.tubi.tv) is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 15,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content which is available completely free. Currently available in the US and Canada, Tubi can be accessed on over 25 devices – the most of any AVOD service – including Amazon FireTV, Roku, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Contour, iOS, Android and many others. A full list of devices can be found here: https://tubitv.com/static/devices. Tubi is backed by Foundation Capital, Cota Capital, Jump Capital, and Danhua Capital, as well as strategic investors MGM, Lionsgate, and TEGNA Ventures.
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