Video sharing platform RealPlayer Cloud could soon be available for Xbox One users, parent company RealNetworks has confirmed.
Speaking with TrustedReviews recently, Johan Hansen, Managing Director and General Manager of RealPlayer EMEA stated that the company is in the process of bringing its platform to console owners for the first time, although no concrete dates have currently been set.
“We are rolling out onto more and more popular devices,” Hansen told us. “We are looking at Xbox One and we are looking into Smart TVs.”
Although confirming the company’s intentions, Hansen remained coy on when the Xbox One might be adding RealPlayer Cloud support.
Describing the Xbox One as “an obvious candidate” for a target platform he stated: “We are talking to [Microsoft]. “That‘s as far as I can go at this moment.”
Not content with plotting a RealPlayer Cloud Xbox One launch, Hansen has confirmed that a PS4 application is also on the horizon.
“Again [the PS4] is something we are targeting but I don’t have an update on if anything is happening there yet,” he said.
“The priority was to get it out onto the main platforms first then add other devices as soon as possible.”
At present the RealPlayer Cloud application, which allows users to share video content that is automatically reformatted to support their current device, is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 machines and through TV via Roku or Chromecast add-ons.
Despite suggesting that RealPlayer Cloud will eventually launch on both next-gen consoles, Hansen has hinted that the company is closer to bringing its services to Microsoft’s gamer offering than Sony’s.
Pressed on if a RealPlayer Cloud Xbox One launch is likely to land before a PS4 offering, he added: “It could be. I don’t deal directly with that contact but it [bringing RealPlayer to Xbox One] is further along.”
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