Remember how popular RealNetworks was with its RealPlayer media player back in the late 90s and early 2000s? It seems there were a high number of videos online that were transcoded into the RealPlayer format, making it nearly impossible to not have a version of the media player on your computer during its peak in popularity. It looks like RealNetworks is attempting to rather big comeback with a new piece of video software as well as storage solutions that will make it possible for its customers to share videos across different devices.
RealNetworks is introducing a new service called RealPlayer Cloud, which allows users to upload video files onto the company’s servers, which would then instantly become accessible across all of their devices, as well as have the ability to share this content with their friends. Instead of being just another media player on your computer, RealNetworks wants its RealPlayer Cloud to be your central hub for all of your personal videos.
The RealPlayer Cloud app is now available for iOS, Android, Windows and Roku and offers 2GB of free storage from the get-go, with additional storage options available starting at $4.99 a month. Those who subscribe to RealPlayer Cloud will also be able to stream their content at a better video quality as well as be presented with additional streaming options.