PressPlay TV becomes the first company in India to offer Free Video on Demand (VoD) service on trains
~ Ties-up with Northwestern Railways to offer free Video on Demand (VoD) for passengers traveling on Delhi - Bikaner & Delhi – Udaipur bound trains
~ In further talks with Northwestern Railways to expand PressPlay Hotspots network to possibly 30 more trains
~ The service is live in AC coaches of Delhi Bikaner Intercity and Chetak Express
~ Super-fast & Free streaming & Downloading of HD quality Movies & videos over PressPlay TV wireless Hotspot. No Buffering or Data charges.
~ 30+ channels like Bollywood, comedy, sports, News, music & more latest trending videos from the internet
~ 3G/4G Android app enables the users to continue using PressPlay TV over internet beyond train journey
In a first, PressPlay TV, India’s first ‘Online + Offline’ video streaming application, PressPlay TV (http://www.pressplaytv.in/) has tied up with Northwestern Railways to offer free VoD service Delhi-Bikaner and Delhi – Udaipur bound Delhi Bikaner Intercity (22471 up & 22472 down) and Chetak Express (12981 up & 12982 down) respectively. The company is in talks with Northwestern Railways to offer this service on 30 more trains in the next quarter. The service is absolutely free. For the first time the rail passengers in India will be able to stream the videos of their choice directly from the PressPlay Hotspots installed in AC coaches of the train, onto their smartphones or tablets.
The PressPlay TV app automatically downloads when phone is connected to the Wi-Fi & users can start streaming movies & videos at super-fast speeds for free without using their mobile data. If a passenger has downloaded a movie by using the app, the movie is stored in in the app permanently and users can continue watching the downloaded movies at leisure, post the train journey. The app works over 3G/4G network also giving users the best of the internet’s latest trending videos in more than 30+ channels like Bollywood, comedy, sports, News, music & more. The videos download onto the resident app and the fun continues even after you de-board the train.
“We at PressPlay TV are honored and overjoyed, this is watershed moment for us to partner with one of the oldest, largest and one of the most important institutions in India - the Indian Railways. I am personally thankful to the Northwestern Railways for taking this bold and innovative step by giving us an opportunity to serve the nation. We stand by our promise to offer an enhanced and enriching experience to the Indian train travellers. I am sure that this will be a start of a new and enduring relationship. And PressPlay, in its own small way, will continue to contribute to the Make in India and Digital India initiatives,” says George Abraham, Co-founder & COO, PressPlay TV.
“It is our constant endeavor to provide superior experience to our travelers through innovation and use of cutting edge technology. We have tied-up with a leading company like PressPlay to offer high quality and wholesome entertainment to the travelers on our railway. I am sure that Indians who want to explore the royal legacy of India and travel by trains to the Rajputana, would be delighted by this new offering,” says C.R. Kumawat, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, North Western Railways, Bikaner.
PressPlay hotspots have already been installed in Delhi Bikaner and Delhi Udaipur bound trains offering travelers access to the very best in video entertainment anytime, anywhere and on any device. With PressPlay wireless hotspots the entertainment goes on uninterrupted. Don’t worry about the connectivity, no matter where or how fast the train is traveling, you will be able to watch that video. Let the empty swathes of land or the dense forests or dark nights not worry you, just click onto that PressPlay window on your smartphone and let the show begin. Enjoy movies and TV shows, 30+ channels like Bollywood, comedy, sports, News, music & more latest & trending videos. A PressPlay TV hotspot on board ensures that you will be able watch/download videos of your choice without buffering, absolutely free.
Wholesome entertainment on the go!
PressPlay VoD service offers commuters respite from the toil of long journeys. During which little else can be done but kill time. A wholesome infotainment VoD service is the perfect anti-dote for the situation. Keeping the mind occupied and offering the much needed stress relief before reaching your destination – business or leisure – sets you in a perfect mood for the adventure ahead.
Strong VC and angel investor backing
PressPlay is backed by Sequoia Capital and is one of the fastest growing startups in India. The company has already raised $2.2 Million as seed funding, one of the highest in India from Sequoia Capital.
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