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This article was published on July 20, 2014

    Qplay is closing its internet video service less than 6 months after it launched

    Qplay is closing its internet video service less than 6 months after it launched
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Qplay, the company that provides a media streaming TV adapter and mobile video app, is closing its service on July 25, less than six months after it launched.

    A note on the company blog explains that “it is not possible for us to keep developing and running the service,” but does not go into the specifics of why it is closing down.

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    The company’s founders started TiVo, but this time around they were less successful. The $49 TV Adapter and recently launched iPad app — both of which curated users’ feeds from a limited number of free internet video sites — will no longer work after this coming Friday.

    ➤ Qplay, Internet Set-Top Startup Formed by TiVo Founders, Shuts Down [Variety]

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