Qplay shutters service
July 21, 2014
By Colin Mann
Qplay, the video entertainment experience from TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, has announced its imminent closure, barely six months since its launch.
In a blog post, the company says it is with “heavy hearts” that it announces that Qplay will be closing, with the last day of service being Friday, July 25, 2014.
“We truly enjoyed bringing you the best videos from around the Internet. We had fun building and using Qplay and hope that you did too. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to keep developing and running the service,” it said.
“We want to thank our investors and partners for giving us this chance, and we especially want to thank you, our users, for giving us a try. It was a pleasure,” it concluded.
The app, website, service, and TV Adapters will all stop working at 5 PM Pacific on Friday July 25, 2014.
The service let users discover, play, and share personalised streams of Internet video on TV and mobile devices. Based in San Jose, Qplay was founded in August 2012 and initially funded by Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.