Capablue Develops Karaoke Superstar App for Smart TVs

LONDON, November 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Users will have access to thousands of Karaoke tracks from their favourite artists for a Karaoke Party in their home!

Capablue (http://www.capablue.com), the UK's leading Video-on-Demand (VoD) and Connected TV solutions provider, has developed an interactive Karaoke App on Smart TVs for DigiTop Ltd. Karaoke Superstar will give consumers instant access to an extensive playlist of tracks from favourite classic artists to the latest chart hits.

Users will be able to select tracks from a playlist of over 2,000 high quality karaoke videos provided by The Mr Entertainer Karaoke Collection, a registered trademark of Digitop Ltd, market leaders in various aspects of the karaoke industry. The app will be kept up to date by adding new tracks each week, including the latest released chart hits.

PayPal's payment functionality has been integrated with the Capablue Connected platform, enabling users to purchase music for a limited time or as a full download with unlimited access. Karaoke Superstar will be the first Samsung Smart TV App in the UK to be combined with PayPal payment.

Soon to be released following the Connected TV application launch will be an accompanying smartphone "companion app". The Karaoke Superstar smartphone app will enable the user to sing into their phone and hear their voice played back through the TV mixed with the backing track. Users will also be able to record their performances in the companion app and upload them for sharing with other Karaoke Superstar fans.

Tom Cape, MD of Capablue, said: "Following our award winning Recommendations App, developed for Samsung earlier this year, we are delighted with this latest product. Our design and technical teams worked closely with Digitop to create a high-quality, simple-to-use and aesthetically pleasing music app. Karaoke lovers will be able to access top tunes simply through their Samsung Smart TV. The PayPal functionality will, for the first time, enable users to purchase services through a TV App."

Gary Oates, Managing Director of Digitop, said: "Karaoke is as popular as ever in the UK and the Karaoke Superstar App will enable new and existing customers even greater access to our extensive playlists and enjoy karaoke through their Smart TVs. We feel this is the future for singing karaoke at home and are very excited to be working with Samsung and Capablue on this project."

Cameron McLean, general manager, Merchant Services, PayPal UK, said: "PayPal makes it so easy to pay for digital content and services on connected devices. We're pleased to help bring innovative services like the Karaoke Station to our customers and to work with Capablue to bring fast, easy and safe payments to this growing market."

About Capablue

Capablue is the UK's leading Video-on-Demand (VoD) and Smart TV solutions provider. Specialising in content and commerce solutions on internet connected devices, in particular the new breed of Connected TV devices.

Built from years of experience in delivering some of the UKs most significant VoD and Smart TV projects, Capablue's 'Smart' platform is a unique cloud-based solution for publishing, promoting and monetising content and products on Connected TV.

Images of the Karaoke Superstar App can be found at the following URL's:

http://www.capablue.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Karaoke_Splash.jpg

http://www.capablue.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Karaoke_Home.jpg

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts or credit cards. With more than 103 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce.

PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. is a Luxembourg-based limited liability partnership, which is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier ('CSSF') in Luxembourg. PayPal Inc is the ultimate parent of PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. and is 100% owned by eBay Inc. PayPal Inc was set up in the US in December 1998 and acquired by eBay Inc in 2002.

More information about the company can be found at http://www.paypal.co.uk or http://www.paypal.co.uk/press

For PayPal-specific enquiries, please contact the PayPal press office on +44(0)20-7566-9777.

For all Capablue enquiries, please contact:
+44(0)207-620-0909
info@capablue.com
http://www.capablue.com


SOURCE Capablue




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