Streaming service WhereverTV relaunched its service this week after undergoing a major facelift to its user interface. The over-the-top (OTT) service has been offering free live TV over the web for over a decade. In 2013, the company announced plans for a subscription-based service.
However, it was only until recently that the company decided to give its streaming service a more modern look and feel. According to RapidTVNews, WhereverTV is now using Akamai’s video player in an effort to reduce issues such as buffering and load times. RapidTVNews also quotes WhereverTV’s CEO Edward Ciofani as stating that the company “worked closely with the video player division of Akamai to identify and deliver to our customers the latest state-of-the-art player.”
Ciofani also explained that the company is “now in a position to create a global brand that delivers OTT Television to anyone, anywhere that assimilates typical cable or satellite without being confined to the couch.”
An Inexpensive Option for Casual Viewers
WhereverTV offers several streaming packages. Its most expensive package, at $9.99 a month, has over 40 channels. Notably, the majority of the channels it offers are lesser-known networks. That includes eSports network Game Toon, and cooking network Recipe.tv. A few recognizable networks, including Bloomberg, are available.
The streaming service also recently launched its OTT TV service in Latin America. WhereverTV Latino is available through the Google Chromecast and Android apps.
US-based users can stream WhereverTV content live through a web browser or on iOS or Android devices.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.