A new TV platform and application has surfaced and it has some huge power behind it. Clik TV is the brain child of the original founders at Kik Messenger. If you’re not familiar with Kik Messenger it’s a cross-platform messenger with tens of millions of users. They made some big noise last year in a dispute with RIM/Blackberry over having their service on Blackberry and competing with BBM.
Clik TV has caught the eye of Venture Capitalist, Fred Wilson who actually said
“You have to see it to believe it. It’s a game changer.” words an experienced VC rarely uses.
Clik TV says just point your app at any screen witha browser and it’s instantly your smart tv, you have to see it to believe it.
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“The ability for highly personal mobile devices, like phones, to easily take control of computers, TVs, cars, and other expensive and complex devices is one of the most important megatrends in technology right now,” said Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures. “Clik’s approach to this problem is novel and slick, bordering on magic. You have to see it to believe it. It’s a game changer.”
According to Clik the only thing you need is the app, there is no extra box or accessory required.
“The beauty of Clik is both its simplicity and ability to bring almost any content to any screen, anytime,” said Ted Livingston, CEO of Clik. “For consumers, there is no new box to buy, and no extra software to install. With apps built inside Clik, consumers can instantly take control of their friends’ Smart TV and start watching videos, playing games, or listening to their favorite music—you’ve really got to experience it to believe it.”
Check it out for yourself here