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SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flipps, the easiest way to discover and project amazing entertainment onto your TV using only a smartphone, today announces a partnership with Rhapsody International, which operates under Rhapsody in the US and Napster internationally. Rhapsody International is the premier streaming music service providing its 1.7M subscribers with ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Flipps users can now stage dive into original video content from Rhapsody and Napster that spans hot new releases, exclusive interviews, and live performances from favorite artists.
Rhapsody and Napster are among the fastest growing digital music services with their total paid subscriber base increasing 63 percent year over year. Flipps recently secured $2.4M in funding from Tim Draper and Earlybird Venture Capital, among other investors, to support its rapidly growing customer base of 10M users and expand its premium content library of over 100 channels.
The partnership offers anyone with the Flipps application the ability to easily discover and project original video content produced by Rhapsody from artists such as Jason Mraz, Kaskade, Tim McGraw, and Miguel on to any connected TV using only their mobile device. The Flipps patented technology immediately works with over 250M connected TVs and is compatible with over 5,000 manufacturer models requiring no set up, no pairing of devices, no cables, no dongle and no set top box. With Flipps' innovative technology, Rhapsody and Napster are able to scale quickly to reach an even larger audience.
"Enabling Rhapsody and Napster on Flipps is another example of our commitment to giving millions of music lovers more ways to easily enjoy the music content they love in the comfort of their own home without interruption," said Paul Springer, Rhapsody International's SVP of Americas and Chief Product Officer.
In the US, Rhapsody subscribers are listening to nearly 35 hours of music per month. In less than one year, the global music catalog size surpassed 32 million tracks with nearly 30,000 songs being added daily.
"This partnership adds to our depth of music programming to super-serve Flipps users who are passionate about music. Music fans can now enjoy their favorite Rhapsody and Napster music content on a big screen TV straight from the Flipps mobile feed," said Michael Patellis, SVP of Partnerships for Flipps.
Download the Flipps mobile application for free on iOS and Android to start streaming Rhapsody and Napster to any connected TV instantly.
Flipps delivers big-screen entertainment to any nearby TV from your mobile device without any additional hardware. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York and Sofia, Bulgaria and is backed by Tim Draper, Earlybird Venture Capital, Hasan Aslanoba, LAUNCHub and Teres Capital. Flipps holds a patent for its back end technology that allows users to magically 'flip' their content to the big screen. The Flipps mobile application is free and available on the App Store and Google Play. More information can be found at www.flipps.com.
About Rhapsody International
Rhapsody International owns and operates the leading streaming music services, Rhapsody and Napster. Now available in 32 countries across the US, Europe and Latin America, Rhapsody and Napster give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody and Napster go where they go. Our expert team of editors creates a curated music experience that's easy for members worldwide to gather and enjoy new original content including videos, playlists, reviews, and radio stations -- anytime and anywhere. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
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