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Qik Adds Mobile Playback to Portfolio

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 8th, 2008 9:44AM EDT


Qik users rejoice! The video life-streaming service provider has just announced the addition of some sweet new add-ons to its increasingly-popular service. For those unfamiliar with Qik, it’s an application-based solution that allows users to stream high quality video from an S60 handset. Fans can tune in live while users are streaming and post comments that will pop up on the Qikker’s display while streaming. Very nifty service. The only catch has been that viewers must be on a desktop / laptop in order to watch videos and post comments. All that has just changed though! Well actually, half of that has just changed. Qik just launched a new WAP site that allows users to search for and watch Qik videos from almost any handset capable of .3gpp playback. WAP site features:

  • View and play the latest Qiks
  • Search for Qikkers’ profiles and play their Qiks
  • Login and play your own videos
  • Change Title and Privacy settings of your Qiks

Users still can’t play live streams on a mobile or post comments of course, but this is definitely a great start. From what we’ve heard, Qik may currently be working on a solution that would allow live stream viewing on certain mobiles but it’s unclear if the solution would include the ability to comment. We doubt it. In the meantime, this is definitely a step in the right direction.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.