June 2014

Spotlight on batteryPOP: kid-safe content on Flipps

We’re excited to welcome batteryPOP to the Flipps platform!

Started by two Nickelodeon veterans, batteryPOP is a new cross-platform video network created with kids’ safety and agency in mind. The parent-friendly entertainment hub features a wide variety of premium content ranging from cartoons to live action shows geared toward kids ages 6-11 years old and family audiences. Nine of the most popular kids’ programs are now live on Flipps and millions of connected TVs around the world. Sample series on the batteryPOP channel include Totally Random, Janet’s Planet and Chew on That.

“With Flipps’ simple, dynamic interface and fantastic content offerings, batteryPOP’s highly curated kid-focused video library is a perfect match,” said batteryPOP Co-Founder, Greg Alkalay. “We’re very excited to partner with this innovative company.”

The batteryPOP channel is also part of the “Kids Mode” feature now available on Flipps. The Kids Mode function allows users to see only parent- and kid-friendly programming in the channel lineup.

batteryPOP on TV

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Kids programming is here just in time for summer with 7 new channels

If you’ve been thinking about how to spend quality time with the family this summer, or keep the kids entertained look no further than Flipps. We’ve teamed up with seven awesome publishers to bring you kids entertainment on any connected TV screen or on the go straight from the Flipps app. Say goodbye to media boxes, cables, and obscure set-up. Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control to project kids content onto any connected TV for the ultimate big-screen experience. Classic cartoons, new movies, and exciting educational videos are now completely on demand and instantly streamable to any connected TV at home, at a friend or relative’s and even in a hotel room!

As a part of our focus on kids programming, we’ve made it easy to control what your kids see when they pick up the Flipps app. With Flipps version 5.5.1, you’ll be able to turn on “Kids Mode” – a special kid- and parent-friendly channel lineup that features only family programming.

Here’s a peek at all the fantastic new family programming available on the Flipps mobile app:

batteryPOP: A kids-safe place for cartoons, music videos, video game walkthroughs, and one-of-a-kind children’s series.
• Puppet Heap’s Mother Hubbard
• Totally Random

Happy: The Angry Birds series and blockbuster family movies.
• Frozen
• Happy Feet
• The Incredibles

HooplaKidz: The world’s largest kids content channel on Youtube. HooplaKidz brings a collection of stories, educational videos and popular nursery rhymes to the TV screen.
• Humpty Dumpty
• The Wheels on the Bus

Studio 100: One of the largest independent catalogues of children’s content, characters and classics.
• Master Raindrop
• Molly Monster
• Peter in Magicland

Toon Goggles: A children’s entertainment online channel offering over 170 child- and parent- friendly cartoons (original series, clips, trailers, episodes, and features) for free.
• Pablo the Little Red Fox
• Mila’s Adventures
• Gladiator Academy

Viewster: A fantastic collection of classic and current children’s movies from every genre.
• Daffy Duck
• Woody the Woodpecker
• Betty Boop

VIPO Land: Features seasons 1 and 2 of the famous and lovable Vipo, the Flying Dog. Available in German, French, and Turkish in territories where the languages are spoken.
• Musical Hiccups
• The Elephant with Bad Memory

Get together with the family this summer and stream the best of children’s programming whenever, wherever on a big-screen TV!

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Found a video on the web? Play it on TV!

You’re browsing the web when suddenly you run into the most amazing video ever created. It’s a three-legged dog playing the piano with a fedora and you can’t wait to share it with the world. But you soon realize there’s no way to get this video on the TV – total bummer. We’ve changed all that. Now there’s a way to play all the online videos you love instantly on the big screen TV.

We’re excited to announce third party video support. With Flipps you can now watch embedded Vimeo and YouTube and your favorite websites on TV. Here’s how:

1) Copy the URL of the article where the embedded video is located.
2) Go to any channel in Flipps and select the search bar, What do you want to watch?
3) Paste your URL.

Third party video walkthrough
Bam! The video from the browser page will appear in the Flipps feed. Stream it on the big screen TV and share the puppy goodness with friends and family.

Try copy and pasting these pages into Flipps and streaming them on TV:

Danny MacAskill – “Way Back Home” (Youtube)
A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards (Vimeo)
The Bellagio Fountains (Dropbox)
The Ultimate Marvel movie mashup (DailyDot)

*Geeky bonus. Flipps will also play any MP4 video from the web or from your personal Dropbox folder. Just paste the web or Dropbox link to the video in the powerful search bar and watch the magic happen.

Let us know what you think!

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Style, music, sports and more come together with Complex on Flipps

It’s time to make culture pop! We’re pleased to welcome Complex to the Flipps growing entertainment and lifestyle lineup.

Complex is the premier multi-media platform for the most influential young male consumers. This audience is driven by style, music, sneakers, sports, games, gear and girls. Complex reaches these ahead-of-trend influencers through its uniquely credible, authentic viewpoint and is further amplified by its unparalleled social influence.

Flipps viewers will now be able to access the most definitive unique content from Complex and deep dive into their interests spanning from fashion, music, art, design, and technology to niche culture like streetwear, sneakers and hip-hop. The Complex Media channel consists of ‘News,’ Music News,’ and ‘Pop Culture’ categories for a variety of engaging entertainment news. The bite-sized reports are a perfect match for the Flipps trend-setting male audience that values quality entertainment, innovative content, and editorial integrity.

Get multicultural insights from one of the leading men’s magazines in the world. Download Flipps and stream the hottest videos from Complex to your TV.

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