Formerly known as Twitvid, Telly is a social video discovery platform that brings together content from across the Web, Telly’s own library and other third-party sites such as CNN, ESPN and YouTube. It can also make ‘smart’ social recommendations based on what your friends are up to, and lets you create and share your own videos via its mobile apps.
Now, Telly is fully-optimized for Android tablets, meaning you can browse for content, as well as create videos from your big-screen device. The ‘My Telly’ feed, which launched back in February, surfaces content your friends are watching and sharing on Telly, Twitter, Facebook and the Web. Or, you can simply watch what’s hot in the ‘Popular’ section.
The new tablet-optimized app features a carousel view too, which is essentially a cinema-like reel to view videos in your ‘My Telly’ feed. You can also tag friends with @mentions, comment on videos and ‘Like’ them.
Also, if you have an NFC-enabled tablet such as the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, you can share videos with friends by tapping two Android tablets together.
“With tablets being the fastest growing mobile device for video discovery, we have been working hard to develop the best way to discover, watch and share great videos on the larger mobile screen,” explains Telly CEO Mo Al Adham. “We’ve designed our Android tablet app from the ground up with casual mobile video discovery in mind. Features like Telly’s carousel view and our social My Telly feed have changed the way people watch video on mobile devices, and we are thrilled to bring features like these to Android tablet users.”
Launched as Twitvid back in 2009, Telly now boasts more than 8.5 million members and says it has seen a 100% month-on-month increase in the number of videos viewed so far in 2013, while more than 1.5 million users have jumped on board via mobile.
The new Android tablet-optimized app is available to download now.