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ALTBalaji rolls out its windows universal app for XBox & Surface Hub etc

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MUMBAI: Balaji Telefilms’s OTT platform ALTBalaji has announced the roll out of its Windows 10 universal application. The app is available in the Windows 10 app store and works seamlessly across PCs, Laptops, Smart Phones, and Surface Tablets running Windows10 OS.

The app will soon be rolled out on other popular Microsoft devices and platforms like XBox, Surface Hub, and other devices through the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Windows 10 has 400 million monthly active users globally who can now enjoy ALTBalaji's original, exclusive and tailor-made shows on a variety of Windows devices.

Speaking on the announcement, ALT Digital Media Entertainment COO Sunil Nair said, "By rolling out the Windows10 app, we have shown our commitment to our audience by making it easy for them to experience ALTBalaji on laptops as well as their regular smart phones. Features like multi­ device continuous play will make it easy for users to watch our shows on their mobile phone while on the move, and switch to their Windows 10 laptop or PC to continue enjoying the show seamlessly."

"We believe that with the ALTBalaji Windows 10 Universal App we have created a truly personalized platform which will benefit our digital consumers. All over the world people are more engaged when they consume content on larger screens with an immersive video and audio experience. Microsoft is committed to providing our users with a great viewing platform, and our collaboration with ALTBalaji will ensure that they get seamless access to content anywhere, at any time," said Microsoft India windows and surface business director Vineet Durani.

The video platform supports Microsoft Smooth Streaming and has Playready for Digital Rights Management (DRM). Using UWP allows multiple device specifications through a single app and makes it easy to upgrade seamlessly. Customers can use upto five devices simultaneously with one subscription, which makes it convenient for family viewing.

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