RealPlayer Cloud rolls out internationally, adding SMS text capabilities and refer-a-friend rewards

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Today RealNetworks, Inc. announces RealPlayer Cloud is now available for international users. The app allows users to easily move, watch, and share videos with any user on any device, including iOS, Android, Windows 8 Modern UI, Kindle Fire, Roku and Chromecast.

RealPlayer Cloud gives all users 2 GB of free cloud storage space. They also offer additional storage through subscription plans that start at $4.99 per month for 25 GB of data. Pricing information is available on the RealPlayer Cloud website. Currently the app is available in English, French, German and Spanish. It will soon be available in Italian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.

Over the past five months, RealPlayer Cloud has more than 500,000 active users in the U.S. and Canada. In a press release, Rob Glaser, founder and interim CEO of RealNetworks, said of the service’s tremendous growth: “Clearly there is a real need and demand for RealPlayer Cloud, which is essentially Dropbox for videos.”

A lot of video is captured on smartphones and tablets. However, the different manufacturers of the these devices save the videos in different formats, which might not be readable and compatible on other devices. RealPlayer Cloud helps remedy this by supporting FLV, WMV, MKV, DIVX, XVID, MOV, AVI and MP4 video formats. Each video is then reformated in the cloud by the RealPlayer service and formatted properly for the device requesting the video.

With today’s update, RealPlayer Cloud has now added a few new features. Users are now able to refer friends to the service. For every friend that signs up through your referral, you and your friend each receive an extra 1 GB of storage space. Additionally, iOS users can share links via SMS messaging and iMessage.

You can get the RealPlayer Cloud app from the App Store for free.

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  1. Jeaz - 9 years ago

    Wow, RealPlayer. Talk about a blast from the past. Did not expect this company to still be around.

  2. g04uld - 9 years ago

    Well bugger me, I thought these guys disappeared years ago.

  3. spiffers - 9 years ago

    RealNetwork defined the term “CrapWare”. If you look up the word, a big fat RealNetwork logo is next to it. I would not touch this with a 10 feet pole borrowed from my worst enemy. The amount of crap they installed together with RealPlayer, and the hazzle it was to uninstall all the crap, made it borderline trojan. I cant understand why the guy posting this story did not have any warning-bells ringing in his head when he read the press-release…

  4. truth42 - 9 years ago

    I tend to agree. This was a nasty, useless piece of work. Simply no reason for its existence in 2014, and certainly not worthy of its own headline.

  5. Stephen Minton - 9 years ago

    Seems like the only platform which is NOT supported is the Mac….desktop version is Windows-only. So it’s a non-starter for Mac users.