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One small step for man, one large step for TV

Phew! The last few months at Flipps have been quite a whirlwind. We’ve made some big strides in partnerships, product, and content that we wanted to share with you.

Below is a quick look at some of what we have been up to at Flipps lately.

Magnolia

We recently welcomed Magnolia Pictures to the Flipps family. That means Golden-Globe nominated, Sundance-winning movies will now stream on big-screen TVs in the US in seconds. Satellite images No cable subscription required.

In addition to Magnolia, we’ve rolled out several other pay-per-view movie channels including Beta Films, Osiris Entertainment, and Focus Broadcasting. All allow seamless payment through App Store and Google Play in-app purchases.

This year Flipps proved to be the ultimate global TV distribution platform for live event organizers.

In addition to helping organizers cover 196 countries with a single deal, Flipps also drives strong incremental traffic and revenues in key markets. Learn more >>

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Here are some of the recent live pay-per-view events streamed on Flipps alongside cable providers like Time Warner Cable, DISH, DirecTV, and more:

GFW: Wrestle Kingdom 9
Professional Bull Riders: Unfinished Business
Ring of Honor: Best in the World
TNA: Slammiversary

We partnered with some of the leaders in digital programming to bring Flipps viewers the best of business news, sports and pop culture content. Some of these partnerships include Bloomberg, IMG, Fullscreen Media, AwesomenessTV, O2 Media, Complex, and TNA. Learn more >>

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The Flipps app has undergone some major improvements the last couple of months beyond pay-per-view support and support for live streaming.

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We’ve built out a smart, machine-learning recommendation engine that makes it easy to find relevant content and personalize the streaming experience based on viewers’ use.

In addition to the 5,000+ compatible TVs and set top boxes, Flipps now also supports Roku with Android devices and Sharp TVs.

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Flipps was chosen as one of the fastest growing startups by Red Herring and selected as a runner up in Digital Entertainment World’s awards.

You’ve probably also met us earlier this year at NATPE, BroadbandTVcon, NY Tech Day, Appnation @ CES and more.

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Flipps picks up Magnolia documentaries and independent films

Updates updates! There’s nothing quite like good movies in the summer time. Magnolia Pictures, the premiere VOD/theatrical indie film distributor, just joined the Flipps family! That means Golden-Globe nominated, Sundance-winning movies will now stream on your phone or tablet or the big-screen TV in seconds.

Magnolia Pictures is the home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Formed in 2001, Magnolia’s releases have included the Academy Award nominated documentaries ‘Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room,’ ‘Capturing the Friedmans,’ the groundbreaking ‘Bubble’ by Steven Soderbergh, and numerous other successes: ‘Ong Bak,’ ‘District B13,’ ‘Pulse,’ ‘Keane,’ ‘The World’s Fastest Indian,’ ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed,’ ‘Read My Lips,’ ‘Late Marriage,’ and the 2006 Oscar Nominated Shorts.

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Download the Flipps app to watch cinematic blockbusters, unique independent movies, fascinating documentaries and more, for less than the price of a cup of coffee. Yes, really.

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Exclusive celebrity interviews from Sway’s Universe – now on your TV

We’re proud to deliver video interviews and celebrity exclusives from acclaimed radio host, record producer, and TV personality, Sway Calloway on Flipps. You may know him from years of memorable interviews at MTV or this controversial interview with Kanye West that went viral. Either way, the hottest video exclusives with the legendary radio host are now instantly available on the big-screen TV.

The new Sway’s Universe channel on Flipps is featured in the Entertainment category. Sway fans can now stream “Sway In The Morning” and other video content on the big-screen TV without any extra hardware or setup. It’s stunningly easy to browse exclusive interviews, new music, celebrity features, and album previews featuring Sway and guests right on your phone. Pick a video and stream it to your connected TV instantly. The app acts as a touchscreen TV remote control, eliminating the need for cables, boxes, remotes and providing a streamlined big-screen TV experience.

Calloway is widely known for the historic “Wake Up Show” with partner King Tech which airs weekly on SiriusXM Shade 45. He is a staple at MTV where he has interviewed notable individuals like President Barak Obama, Bono, Eminem, Macklemore, Beyonce and created memorable programming like the “All Eyez” series and hosted timeless shows such as the MTV VMAs pre-show, “My Block,” “Rap Fix,” and most recently MTV2’s “Off the Bat.”

“Partnering with Flipps gives us the opportunity to expand our audience by utilizing their unique technology. Reaching this new audience rounds out the Sway’s Universe portfolio of media offerings,” said Reggie Hudson, Director of Brand Partnerships at Sway’s Universe.

Get the scoop on the latest celeb and music news and stream it all on TV with just your iOS or Android device.

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Flipps 5.3.4 on Android: Hello Chromecast!

Chromecast Support

With the latest release, we are proud to welcome the most anticipated member in the family of devices you can use with Flipps: Chromecast. That means over a hundred new channel options instantly available for streaming via your Chromecast dongle.

Chromecast support on iOS coming very soon.

Let us know what you think and as always, happy streaming!

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Xbox One now supported on Flipps

After rigorous testing (and fooling around) we’re happy to announce that Xbox One is now supported on Flipps. That means you have access to hundreds of content options at your fingertips, and playing them on TV with Xbox is easy as pie.

Xbox One and Flipps

Xbox One supports DLNA streaming, making it a slick media server for your mobile device and connected TV. No need to install apps on the console or pair the devices. Just make sure Xbox One and TV are connected to the same local network as your mobile device and you’re good to go.

With Flipps you can put down the controller and pick up your phone instead. It serves as both your media hub and remote control. With thousands of online videos, movies, and live TV already in the catalogue and ready for instant streaming, Flipps lets you enjoy much more than what’s available on Xbox. And without the need to fiddle with remote controls. Choose content, stop, play, and adjust playback all from your mobile device. Your Xbox One just became your one-stop entertainment center.

Give it a try and give us your feedback!

-The Flipps Team

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