Tubi TV, the free, ad-supported VOD service that grapples with with Crackle, has expanded its screen mix with the launch of apps for the iOS platform and Web browsers.
Those apps, which currently carry the “beta” label, added support for the Roku platform in June. Tubi TV, a product of adRise, launched in April, debuting on the Amazon Fire TV and the Xbox 360. Platforms targeted for the future include the Kindle Fire, Samsung and Sony smart TVs, TiVo, and Western Digital’s WD TV media player.
Tubi TV launched with a library of 3,000 movies and TV shows – mostly older titles – and plans to expand its vault to more than 20,000 titles by the end of this year or sometime in 2015.
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television that is complementing its library fare with dozens of original episodes, already supported several platforms, including Web browsers, iOS and Android devices, TVs from Sony, Samsung, LG and Toshiba, Roku, the Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Playstation 3 and 4, and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, among others.
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