Viacom, Inc.

Students developed a group of services that enabled co-viewing of an HLS stream / video.  Users have the ability to vote and alter the clips that show up in the video, as well as take turns adding to the “playlist” of upcoming videos. The website or mobile application includes a list of channels that users can join by using such topics as “political jokes,” “skateboarding,” or “music videos.”  In the chat room, the interface is a shared video playing with a small number of users taking turns with the “remote control.”  All users in the same chat room are co-viewing the same video stream which is synchronized and users can comment in real-time as events happen in the video.