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Capablue develops Karaoke Superstar app for Smart TVs

November 8, 2011

Capablue, the UK’s 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.”

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