Teewe, an HDMI dongle that allows users to stream media content to their TV from mobile devices and computer, will soon get a feature that will set it apart from the crowd. The Indian-based startup is gearing up to bring the support for torrent streaming to its service.
Ever since it was launched, the Teewe dongle has been perceived as a "Chromecast ripoff/alternative", but the company wants to change that by adding some features that no other device in the same category offers. Sai Srinivas, Teewe co-founder and CEO told Tech In Asia in an interview that Teewe users will soon be able to paste a torrent link on the service's desktop application and beam the content to their TV.
Allowing users to stream torrent content, as you may imagine, has both legal and moral obligations. However, millions of users worldwide download and stream copyright infringed movie and music titles via the torrent platform to enjoy the content for free. Teewe says that it is leaving it up to the users to decide how they want to use this new feature.
"We don't want to be seen as promoting piracy," Sai said. "But at the same time, we want our consumers to have a choice. Let them have the choice […] I'm not judging or questioning them. Like if you buy a DVD player, and if you play a pirated DVD, it's your fault, not the DVD player's fault."
The service will also soon allow users to store mobile games onto the device to enjoy a "lag-free" gaming experience. At this point, it is not clear if the aforementioned features will arrive on the Teewe 2, the $35 current iteration of the media streaming dongle as a software update, or if the company plans to introduce a new generation of the Teewe for it.
Source and image: Tech In Asia