Couch is the easiest way to watch videos with friends in real-time. Queue up what's next by simply tweeting a video URL and a hashtag.
Couch makes it easy to watch videos with friends in real-time & let anyone contribute to the shared viewing experience. Simply tweet a video with your assigned hashtag and the video will be added to your group's queue. You can watch with friends sitting next to you, or friends on the other side of the world, as we have synchronous playback for each hashtag-based room.
Visit AddToCouch.com, choose a hashtag (or use the one we assign), then tweet a video in the format "@AddToCouch #YourHashtag http://youtubeURL" and the video will begin playing. Keep adding videos, or get friends in on the action. Also try firing up the same room on a different computer (or ask someone in a different part of the world to do so).
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GoInstant YouTube API Twitter Streaming API
grunt and friends sass
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10gen, MongoDB Company
Ahh ya we never tested that. Adding it to the to do list! Thanks :)
Spatial Automation Lab -- University of Wisconsin, Madison / 3D Systems / Bespoke Innovations
Here are a few notes about the decisions we made:
Yes there are services that handle syncing of video with youtube, but only because youtube's API makes it easy. It was our goal however to make this generic enough to work with things like netflix, vimeo or any video platforms. We didn't quite get there, but maybe in the future.
I also thought removing people from the experience and pushing them into twitter could sometimes be jarring. Twitter did gain us 3 things though: - Avoiding user accounts entirely while still having user data. This helped us dev faster. - Being able to treat the app like a video tweet wall. We threw this up at a bar recently and had it running for several hours with passers by just tweeting random videos to it. - The ability to re-use apps that people already have and not force them to download something else.
Like I said though, awesome feedback! I agreed with everything.
Fagbokforlaget V&B AS
Yea, i totally broke that at the last minute. I noticed like 1 minute after though! Thanks :)
Was totally on the todo list! @addtocouch #hash #selfie