New Movies on Spuul for October 23

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by

Tara

  • Tara

  • Tara is the story of one woman’s struggle against prejudices in her village.

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Chat Rooms!

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by

Hello again Spuulers.

So yesterday we shipped our New Android app: http://blog.spuul.com/2014/10/our-new-android-release/

Now I want to let you all see one of our new experiments – movie based chat rooms.

Just go to any video on the Spuul website and you will see underneath the main movie banner a join chat room icon – https://spuul.com/movies/5755-ankhon-dekhi?chat=1

This will open up a chat next to the movie so that you can watch the movie and chat with anyone else watching the movie.

We have lots more planned around this and some other community ideas. We want people to not only watch videos on Spuul but meet and interact with other Spuulers.

Let us know what you think: feedback@spuul.com

The Spuul Team

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Our new Android Release

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by

Hello again!

We want to tell you about our new Android release (v 2.3.0) – you can catch up on a general Spuul overview here: http://blog.spuul.com/2014/10/spuul-the-product/ .

At Spuul we can tell you that most of our customers, which are spread out all over the globe (India, Pakistan, The Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, American, Canada, Australia, New Zealand – to name a few), consume most of their videos on their mobile phone. Some folks on tablets but phones are our biggest platform. That being said we spend a lot of time trying to evolve our mobile apps to make it easier to find content, view it and yes – download it. We are the only legal streaming service for Indian content that offers the ability to download video content and watch it on your phone without an Internet connection.

Today we want to bring you the latest version of our download feature. As usual when you try to download a video we give you three options to choose from – essentially a low, medium and high version of the video. This way you can control how much data you use and how much time it takes to grab a video. What we are adding to this now is the ability to watch the video as it is downloading. Yes  – we call this progressive download and we are the only app with it. This way while you are sitting in the coffee shop, borrowing some wifi, you can watch the video as you wait for it to download completely. We think this is an awesome feature.

To reiterate a few points – you must create an account to download videos and free customers will see ads – both during the download and when you watch the video. All premium customers will never see any ads. Period.

We have made lots of cosmetic changes to the app as well but some of the highlights:

  • In the portrait view you can now start watching the movie. It will autoplay on wifi and you can either click the fullscreen icon or turn your phone to landscape view for the video to go wide. We figure this helps when you are on the train and can only watch in portrait mode.
  • You can now manage the download of the video from the movie page while you are watching the video. You can pause or delete the download from this view as well.
  • All short form videos on the detail screen will give you more options to find other episodes and when watching the short form video in fullscreen mode you will see a widget on the screen for the next episode. The goal is to make it easy for you to consume short form video and conveniently switch to other episodes.

You will also notice that we have added banner ads in some views. This is only for free and not signed in customers – paid users will never see an ad.

Lots of other small things but I think this is the most important of the list.

We hope you enjoy the new app and as always – send feedback to feedback@spuul.com or just leave an awesome 5 star rating for us in the Google Play Store.

Stay tuned for some NEW fun stuff we are releasing on the website soon.

The Spuul Team

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Spuul – The Product

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 by

Spuulers!

That is what we like to call our customers – an affectionate term we use to refer to our diverse set of customers all around the globe! My name is Michael and I run the product team at Spuul. I must admit we have done a terrible job of regularly updating you, our customers, about some of the behind the scenes work going on to make sure that you can watch the videos on our platform 24/7 from anywhere. I will try to do a better job of this as much as possible.

We have some new things coming at you over the next few weeks and I will update the blog as soon as they are released.

Spuul is small team of hardcore internet/video tech people who take the most pride in coming up with cool hacks to delight our users. As a product Spuul is available for use across a few platforms:

Web: spuul.com – this site is viewable on all devices but videos will only play with flash in desktop browsers. We support Safari, Chrome and Firefox – mileage may vary on other platforms.

Mobile Phones: iOS and Android. We are happy to report that we are the only app in our category with over 1 million installs. Thats a lot of downloads! To be clear you can browse the site on any phone but you can only play videos with our native apps. We also have an Amazon Appstore version of our app.

For watching  on the big screen or your TV we have this page to help you: Spuul TV Center.

As always we continue to monitor other platforms and methods for getting video content to you – as always you can send feedback to us: feedback@spuul.com. We always look forward to hearing from our customers!

As a gentle reminder we have a big help section here: https://spuul.com/help. Scroll down to see a form to contact us if you need to or you can email us for support: support@spuul.com.

Hope this helps give you an overview of what we have today and how to reach us. Look for some new stuff rolling out soon.

thanks for Spuuling!

The Spuul team

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New Movies on Spuul for October 16

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by

Jab Tak Hai JaanGunday

  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan

  • An uncompromising film on true love from the legendary and unforgettable director Yash Chopra which is fascinatingly distinctive and contemporary.

  • Gunday

  • The lives of Calcutta’s most powerful Gunday – Bikram & Bala, changes when Nandita enters it. Then a counter-force takes charge & a thriller unfolds!

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