Pheed Streamed Pay-Per-View Events to Mobile Devices

Social networking service included mobile pay-per-view technology

Editor's Note: Internet entrepreneur OD Kobo launched Pheed in 2012 but sold the short-lived technology to Mobli Media Group in March 2014, which shut it down entirely in April 2016. The Pheed website encourages users to check out the company's flagship Galaxia app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The Galaxia app is home to mini social networks, but it does not include pay-per-view streaming.

Overview

Pheed was the new craze in mobile streaming video. It was the first app that let you stream live events directly to your mobile device so you could access awesome entertainment from anywhere. You can download the application to iOS and Android mobile devices, RSVP to an event you'd like to attend, and tune in when the event goes live.

In addition, Pheed let you have a monetized account so you could broadcast an event, stream a movie or show, or share a track with your friends and fans while promoting your brand. The app was free to download.

Getting Started With Pheed

To get started with Pheed, users downloaded the application from the App Store or Google Play using your mobile device. Then, they signed up using a Facebook, Twitter or email account. Users could upload a background image to a profile page and add a few lines about themselves. They also had the opportunity to rate their channel so other Pheed users knew which content they wanted to access. Users could also subscribe to channels of other Pheed users and broadcasters so they were tuned in to the latest events.

The Pheed User Interface

Pheed had a similar user interface to other big social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. The app was divided into four major sections: the home screen, search function, create a new pheed and notifications. The home screen showed all of the events, broadcasts and updates from the channels a user subscribed to. The search section lets users discover media by browsing through pheeds, channels and the latest trending hashtags. The notification section let users know if friends and channel subscriptions posted any new content so they could keep up-to-date with the latest happenings.

Monetize Your Account

If you were using Pheed to build your brand or to stream live events for other users, you could monetize your account. Pheed had to approve your account before it was monetized, after which users could set up a payment account to receive funds from fans.

The Pheed monetized account was a great way for independent artists, musicians, video makers and comedians to share their creativity while getting a kickback for their efforts. In addition, the Pheed model allowed fans to contribute to their favorite sources of entertainment while having almost unlimited access to fresh content on the go.

Any money earned on Pheed was added to the user's account balance. You could add your bank details to your user profile to receive earnings in a personal bank account. Like setting up a linked PayPal account, users provided the name and address of a bank, as well as routing and account numbers. After the account was set up, users received 50 percent of any monthly subscription fees paid to Pheed by viewers.

Pheed was a great social media tool for building your brand, sharing live broadcasts and attending live events.