TV meets social live streaming with the VOOV app


Live video streaming isn’t new, but it’s tough to stand out on platforms like YouTube when you’re competing with the likes of Taylor Swift. Plus, there’s no overlap with regular broadcast TV with existing video streaming services. What is new, meanwhile, is VOOV, South Africa’s social live streaming app, brought you (and us) by Tencent, the same company behind music streaming service JOOX.

Social live streaming, eh? What does that mean? It means you get to be the star of your own show, in real-time, and can keep up with the local personalities that matter to you, all from one app.

Download VOOV for free for Android or iOS and start shooting. Or take a look around the app for inspiration before you turn the camera on yourself. You can also catch up with VOOV’s VJs on #VOOVTV on channel 196 on DStv from 5pm to 8pm daily when the channel broadcasts live streams of some of its brightest up-and-coming stars.

Outside of the three-hour live broadcast window VOOV uses the channel to show off the best of what end users have been creating on the platform, covering everything from celebrity news to music, dance, comedy and whatever else VOOVers are shooting and sharing.

“Our brand promise is to give South Africans a platform to showcase their talents,” says Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa, Head of VOOV South Africa. “All you need is a smartphone and the VOOV app. We’ve ensured that the channel is available on all DStv packages so that every South African can enjoy unfiltered live streaming content and maybe take a shot at fame themselves when the next phase of the channel starts.”

As long as you’re over 14 years old and have a decent internet connection and a smartphone you’re good to VOOV. We’re even getting in on the action with our StuffSA VOOV account. We’ll be bringing you content from launch events, tech conferences and anything else that’s deserving of the #VOOVStuff hashtag.


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