AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Petcube announced a major iOS update to its popular Petcube App, integrating Facebook Live, so people can livestream pets to their personal Facebook page. The same update will be coming later to Android. Petcube makes the #1 best-selling interactive pet cameras, Petcube Play and Petcube Camera, and the forthcoming Petcube Bites treat cam. With the Petcube App, people can join a community of pet lovers and also play with publicly shared pets.
The San Francisco based technology company is in Austin co-hosting a 'future of pet care' event called Pet Rescue Lounge, in partnership with innovative pet care brands Whistle, DogVacay and Luuup, inviting pet-loving SXSW attendees and Austinites. At the event, Petcube will be demoing the Facebook Live integration by broadcasting a live adoption of puppies and kittens in partnership with local rescue organizations, Austin Humane Society and Texas Humane Heroes. Together with its co-host partners, Petcube will be broadcasting live from different locations, including special appearances on the green carpet by famed pet celebrities Manny the Frenchie and Moshow the cat rapper. A portion of every sale with the code PETRESCUE at Petcube.com, Whistle.com, Luuup.com and DogVacay.com will be donated to Austin rescue groups.
"We're thrilled to be in Austin during a time where technology, lifestyle and entertainment are showcased in new, exciting ways. We're all about connecting pets and people. With Petcube live streaming, we believe pets and people will never be bored again. I'm extremely excited about our partnership with pet rescue organizations and about helping more pets get adopted leveraging our technology," said Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO and Co-Founder of Petcube.
With a commitment to reimagining pet care, Petcube continues to drive innovation in the Connected Pet space and is gearing up for the forthcoming commercial release of its interactive treat cam, Petcube Bites. Petcube Bites, now open for pre-order, will be the most advanced treat-flinging cam on the market, with 1080p HD video, night vision, video cloud recording, sound and motion alerts, two-way audio, the ability to remotely fling treats varying distances, a built-in container that will hold up to 2 lbs of treats, and automatic treat reorder support.
Petcube has also announced a strategic brand partnership with Wellness®, the leading natural pet food brand and maker of popular Wellness dog and cat treats, to provide healthy treat samples for the Petcube Bites treat cam. The collaboration will feature Wellness treats that enhance the treating experience with the Petcube Bites cam. Owners will always have the flexibility to buy their preferred treat brands and products compatible with the Petcube Bites device.
"Petcube is all about the future of pet care, so we're excited to partner with innovative pet care brands and support a great cause with the Pet Rescue Lounge event," Azhnyuk said. "On top of that, our food partnership with Wellness, makers of our favorite top quality pet food and an innovative pet brand, highlights our commitment to holistic pet care and health management."
Petcube Bites is available for pre-order on Petcube.com, Amazon, and Best Buy and will start rolling out commercially in early summer. With the opening of pre-orders for a limited time, Petcube Bites will be available at $199, or $50 off the retail price. The MSRP for Petcube Bites is $249 and Petcube Play is $199. Currently, Petcube Play is $149 through March 18th, as part of a spring sale promotion. All Petcube devices come in 3 colors: carbon black, matte silver and rose gold.
Petcube's camera product lineup supports on-the-go pet care and home security with the popular cloud recording service Petcube Care, which provides a 24/7 video timeline, sound and motion triggered recording and alerts, and up to 30 days of history. Owners can test drive the service with a 30-day trial that comes automatically with each device purchase.
Petcube will be showcasing its product lineup and Facebook Live demo at tonight's Pet Rescue Lounge event, with live stream broadcasts on Petcube's Facebook and partner Facebook pages. The Facebook Live feature through the Petcube App will be accessible on eligible Petcube camera devices on the latest firmware being rolled out.
Petcube is reimagining pet care. We are dedicated to improving the lives of pet parents and their pets through technology. Petcube products include Petcube Play, the interactive pet cam with built-in laser toy, and forthcoming Petcube Bites, an interactive treat cam. Both products enable pet parents to see, talk to and have fun with their pets from their smartphone anytime, anywhere. Petcube is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine and Shenzhen, China. For more information visit the website and online media kit, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We're a family owned company on a passionate mission to raise the bar in pet food and give pets the gift of healthy and happy lives. That means we use the finest, natural ingredients, ensure the highest quality standards, and create delicious recipes pets crave. In other words, we make sure our passion for pets shines through every aspect of what we do. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. For more information visit the website, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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