A cheaper way to watch movies, videos, and other videos online: Free-to-play
A free-to “pay what you want” video-streaming service called Cheap-to watch.com was the first to roll out this new, cheaper option to its users, according to a blog post from the company.
But its success in the past week has sparked more interest in the platform, and it’s now attracting the attention of more major players, such as Disney Interactive.
In an interview with Business Insider, co-founder and CEO Michael Deggans said that the new platform is currently in beta, and that the company plans to open the service up to more users later this year.
“We are not going to lock it down for a few months,” Degges said.
“I think we have the potential to make the platform really interesting to more people than just a few people who are on the app.”
Deggs said that Cheap-watch is currently available to anyone, but will be able to integrate with other popular streaming services, such the popular Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go.
Deggens said that it will be possible to stream cheap video to PCs or mobile devices from the platform.
Deggans, a former Microsoft developer, said that when the company was launching Cheap-Watch in October, it was looking for a service that would work with most streaming video services.
However, he said, “as we’ve done with the app, we have decided that it’s a little bit of a differentiator that we think people will be excited about.”
Deccan said that if Cheap- Watch is a success, it will allow it to compete with other services, including Amazon’s own Prime Video, as well as Hulu and YouTube.
“It will be an even more compelling alternative to the Amazon video services that are out there, so that they’re able to have the same content and the same experience as Amazon,” Deccan told Business Insider.
But Deggins acknowledged that the launch of Cheap-To-Watch is only the first step.
The company has also launched a website for its free- to-play service, which can be accessed via a Google search.
It also has launched a mobile app, which has been available in the U.S. and Canada for several weeks.
Cheap- To-Watch’s website, which is currently only accessible to people with a Google account, features a list of apps that it says it will soon launch.
Those apps are currently available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
The list of games available for download also lists games from the likes of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Crysis 3, Doom 3, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, NBA 2K14, NHL 16, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
While Deccans said the company would eventually add more games to its app, he didn’t say when those games would be available.
Deccis said that he hopes to add at least 10 new games to the app this year, with more to come in the future.
For the time being, Cheap- to Watch’s focus is on its free service.
However Deccanos plan to open up more content to paid subscribers, as part of the company’s strategy to compete more with Amazon and Apple.