Watch party app Kast has launched its first visual live-engagement feature.
The year-old start-up has added Kast TV, a free-to-view streaming service, within the Kast app.
“It’s the closest experience to an in-person engagement. When we go to the cinema or invite a group of friends over to watch a movie, for example, it’s because we desire a communal experience, shared moments together,” explained Kast CEO Mark Ollila, “The Kast TV social enhancement can now capture some of that IRL essence. We can see and hear real-time reactions. These are the kind of connections which, today, bears even more relevance during these isolated times. We believe Kast TV is the first global SVOD watch party solution on the market and are pleased to be the first to offer such a service.”
Kast TV will offer members of its community access to platforms including YouTube and Tubi. It also has high quality video ranging from 1080p to 4k and audio in DTS X and Dolby Atmos.
Kast has a team of 21 people with offices in both San Diego and Helsinki.