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Vessel launches public beta

January 22, 2015

By Colin Mann

Following its December beta launch to content creators, Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, and CEO/co-founder of web video operation Vessel, is now inviting content creators’ fans to try Vessel as it starts an invite-required beta of the service.

In a blog post – Now Playing: Vessel Beta – Kilar says that with Vessel, fans will get early access to the web’s best short-form videos in a beautiful, cinematic environment — for only $2.99 per month.

“Fans will discover an amazing variety of videos, representing virtually any interest: music, food and travel; beauty, science and vlogging; gaming, pranks and sports; comedy, ideas and pop culture; and many more. These videos — from many of today’s most talented video creators, channels and artists — are enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans around the world,” he notes.

“The Vessel experience was designed for mobile devices, which enable fans to snack on videos wherever and whenever they want. Today, we will invite users to try Vessel on iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and on the web (all laptop and desktop computers). Soon, we’ll also release Vessel for Android devices. Our vision is to make Vessel accessible anywhere fans have an Internet-connected screen, including gaming consoles, set-top boxes and smart TVs,” he advises.

He says that Vessel is in the process of inviting fans who have registered to try its service, sending invites on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We’re very thankful for the trust that creators have placed in us as we welcome their fans on Vessel’s first day. Our team will be carefully reading every piece of feedback we receive during this beta…and working hard to improve the service each day,” he vouches.

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