Owners of media streaming stick Teewe will soon be able to beam torrents directly from their device after an upcoming update. The feature is set to roll out either by the end of October or the first week of November.
To utilize the feature, a user has to drag and drop a torrent link into the Teewe desktop app. The media will get beamed to the person’s TV immediately. Sai Srinivas, the co-founder and CEO of the company, defended the function’s legality by stating that the brand doesn’t want to aid piracy.
According to him, Teewe doesn’t actually hold any movies, but allows people to use it as a means to watch a film. This sets it apart from more blatantly illegal services like Popcorn Time, which houses and streams media. While the torrent feature has been possible in similar streaming dongles like the Google Chromecast, it relied on third-party apps like Vuze.
Srinivas told NDTV that another upgrade in January will allow Teewe to run mobile games. The brand further plans to release an SDK which will enable all Android developers to publish games on the dongle’s platform. The SDK permits users to control the game through their smartphone while watching it on their television.
Teewe has additionally come up with a patented new service which allows individuals to view content sourced from any video streaming website through a custom web browser. The window can open any link and start beaming the media. The technology could be used to stream live cricket matches from tools like Hotstar.
The Bengaluru-based startup company also plans to launch a new app called Teewe Couch. The tool puts up a curated selection of web videos from various avenues and credits the source. The offerings will be organized on a daily basis and retains the original ads in the videos.
The Teewe 2 is priced at Rs 2399, but can be bought through Amazon India for Rs 2099.