After the unsuccessful debut a few years ago, the app to chat with friends is relaunched thanks to the ex of Napster
The new Airtime is the closest thing to leaving with friends, only online. It is a chat room where groups can share photos, videos and music while they are live simultaneously. the new chance that Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook, Spotify, etc) gives to the project born in 2011, alongside Shawn Fanning (exNapster too). The experiment at the time failed, and after the acquisition of the start-up K2 Media Labs, various versions of the app were tested under another name, to avoid pressure from the curious and the press.
Airtime is now ready in its iOS and Android version and allows those who want to register – via email or telephone number – to create large groups of people among their friends. In each room, which can also be made private, participants – in the order of dozens – can share content from YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Giphy, Vimeo, IHeartRadio, TED, and Vevo, and comment on them all together. Video chat can hold a maximum of 6 participants at a time.
In Parker's intentions, he explained Tech Crunch, there is real sharing with your friends, instead of the solitary staging of the exposure of current social networks. Only the public will be able to express themselves on this new app than a mix of WhatsApp, Periscope, Google Hangout and, given the recent group calls, even Messenger.