VOOT, Viacom18’s ad-supported Video-On-Demand webpage turned into mobile website with help of Google
Mumbai, Apr 27:VOOT, Viacom18’s ad-supported Video-On-Demand OTT service, has turned its mobile website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) using features such as Add to Homescreen and a service worker. PWA allows reliable, fast, and engaging experience for users on mobile web. Gaurav Gandhi, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, commented ‘In this business both content and technology have equal equity in realizing the potential of our Consumer Proposition. While content is our domain expertise, to push the envelope in terms of technology, we continuously work with partners from around the world’.
‘We are delighted to work closely with Google to launch VOOT on the PWA platform. This launch significantly enhances the experience for all VOOT users on mobile browsers and we believe this is a big step where users can have an equally rich experience of our service without downloading the app ‘ VOOT is available as both a native app and a mobile web app. It offers close to 35,000 hours of premium content that includes not only exclusive shows from the Viacom18 network channels like Colors and MTV, but also Original Series created for VOOT. It is also the largest online destination for kid’s content under its brand VOOT Kids. VOOT launched its new UI first on mobile web, ahead of desktop web and native app. Within days of launch, the video watch time on mobile web is jumped over 39 percent and is comparable to that of native apps. The improvements also had a significant positive impact on reducing load times, reducing abandonments, and much better conversions.