ScreenHits TV aggregator launched
April 8, 2021
By Colin Mann
A new TV Streaming App – ScreenHits TV – which combines a user’s TV streaming channels into one TV guide has launched on Apple iPads, Android TV, Chromecast and Fire Stick platforms.
ScreenHits TV allows subscribers to integrate and manage many of the top TV/online streaming services, and users can also see what is trending; share recommendations with friends and discover content across all their streaming subscriptions. The user will also have automatic access to premium content channels and live TV.
The new ScreenHits TV app will allow subscribers to integrate their existing streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, StarzPlay, Moviesphere, Paramount Plus, Britbox, MUBI, ITV Hub and BFI Player.
Users will also be able to watch live premium TV channels and thousands of shows and films with discounts offered across a number of subscriptions, including Amazon Prime and Paramount+, with cost savings up to 25 per cent per month.
ScreenHits TV’s availability in US and UK markets is the starting point for an international rollout plan across a total of 23 countries over the coming year. German speaking countries will launch in Europe along with Southern Europe and Argentina by the end of Q2 2021.
“As more and more consumers are transitioning from traditional TV consumption to app TV, there is no better time to introduce a platform that lets consumers organise and arrange their streaming subscriptions as channels in the way they have become accustomed to,” suggests Rose Adkins Hulse, CEO of ScreenHits TV. “Also, with the opportunity to now view live TV and to consume recorded content (VoD) online, it makes it easier for consumers to integrate all their channels and streaming services into one curated app.”
The new app is designed to help to streamline the viewing experience and unlike traditional cable solutions, customers can curate their channels and subscriptions, says ScreenHits TV, thus only paying for channels they actually want to watch versus contributing monthly to the channels they never watch.
Consumers can use the desktop version for free to integrate their existing subscriptions and for £0.99 pence per month, customers are able to download the app version, which allows them to launch videos from their tablet to their Android TV via Chromecast or their Connected TV via Firestick. AppleTV, LG, and Vizio will be available early this summer. Mobile devices and Roku apps will be rolling out for users at the end of March.
The app also provides users with access to the Watch Together feature that lets them schedule dates with friends to watch shows together remotely from anywhere in the world and simultaneously live video chat via the app.
The Basic subscription provides users with discounts on bundles; exclusive promotions on new services and the control of their channel lineup – providing them with the option to remove default channels and arrange their subscription lineup to their desired channel placement.
ScreenHits TV soft launched in beta mode in the summer of 2020 via desktop and has attracted over 250,000 subscribers to date, with more than 800,000 users having initially registered their interest and growing.
Additionally, ScreenHits TV provides a one use PIN that will block children from switching between their parents accounts to other streaming services they may have integrated into ScreenHits TV, thus only showing them content available to children.
“Whatever is relevant for the consumer is relevant for us and after months of in-depth research on consumer trends and how consumers want to manage their multiple streaming services, we are thrilled to bring a premium curated aggregator to the market that allows them to do just that,” advised Adkins Hulse. “With so many options out there and new streaming services launching every day, we want to help ensure that consumers are getting the most out of their subscriptions, discovering new services relevant to their interests and finding their desired content that much quicker.”
Launched in 2012, ScreenHits TV has worked with some of the world’s leading studios and distribution/production companies to include Warner Media, eOne, Hasbro, IMG, BBC Worldwide and NBC Universal.