Social Viewing Revs Up

Seeka and Peeks yesterday separately launched social viewing options that allow you to watch – and discuss – videos in real-time with groups of fellow viewers.

Seeka, available free at watch.seeka.tv, offers more than 300 episodes from 40 web series. Highlighted shows include The Pantsless Detective (comedy noir), 20 Seconds to Live (horror/comedy), Theater People (comedy) and Doomsdate (“romantic comedy with zombies”). Seeka’s platform allows users to schedule “Watch Parties” that enable a group of friends to watch together – with a single play/pause control and chat panel.

The new “Peeks Drive-In,” meanwhile, allows users of the Peeks app to watch free movies together while chatting with each other. Peeks said the “Drive-In” library contains more than 500 movies and documentaries. When The Savvy Screener logged in, two docs – titled  Steam Punk Era Muslim Converts and Tupac – Conspiracy – were live. Peeks said it would add new titles weekly. You can download the Peeks app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.

 

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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