Voddler, the so-called “Spotify for movies”, has announced its first mobile app for Android.
The free Android app will be rolled out in stages. A version limited to movie trailers is currently being tested with Voddler users, and a more featured offering – full movies, and sharing of playlists on social networks – should be available by the end of this month.
Because the service is cloud-based, users are able to begin watching a movie in one application and finish it in another, while another feature in the pipeline is the ability to use the Android app as a television or PC remote.
Until now, the streaming TV and movie service, which is available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, was only available via a web browser or using its P2P-based Windows and Mac OS app.
Content is offered on an ad-supported and paid-for (premium) basis and draws from the libraries of major Hollywood studios such as Paramount, Warner Bros. MGM, and Sony Pictures, along with the likes of BBC Worldwide.
Moving forward, Voddler’s Android plans also include Internet-connected televisions. The company says that it’s currently working on an application for “Android OS based TV screens”, which will be launched at a later date.
“Because Voddler is working with a cloud computing solution with movies stored in the cloud, seamless integration between different screens and platforms is simple. Today we stream our movies to PCs and provide the best picture and sound quality available on the market; we aim to do the same thing for mobile phones and later for Internet connected TVs,” says Voddler CTO Stefan Anjou.
Voddler was formed back in 2005 and has offices in Stockholm, Palo Alto, and Beijing. It’s thought to have taken around $16 million worth of funding from investors including Deseven Capital, Freja Ventures and Lotsa SA.