Tumblr‘s Cabana video chat app is now available on Android smartphones and tablets, with the app initially debuting on the Google Play Store last Sunday. As Cabana started rolling out two days ago and still isn’t available in the majority of the world, it seems that the Yahoo-owned social media service is currently focused primarily on the United States. There’s currently no indication of if and when is Tumblr planning to launch Cabana in more markets as the company has yet to provide a comment on the matter in any official capacity. Originally launched on the iOS App Store earlier this spring, Cabana was designed as a relatively simple mobile tool for hanging out with friends on video calls and watching entertaining video content. The vanilla version of the app supports video chats for up to six people and attempts to differentiate from its competitors by allowing participating individuals to watch YouTube videos during calls. As Tumblr itself put it, the entire point of Cabana is to “hang out, watch stuff.”
Despite its integrated YouTube support, it remains to be seen how well Cabana does on the market given the sheer amount of competition it has. Still, unlike many other video calling solutions, Tumblr’s latest service is seemingly aimed at a rather specific audience, with its promotional materials and overall design indicating that it’s mainly looking to cater to teens and young adults. The relatively simple nature and intuitive user interface of Cabana may prove to be enough for the app to garner some traction among this demographic, though that has yet to happen with the iOS version that currently has an average rating of only three stars. The Android port is seemingly enjoying a more positive response from consumers, with the app boasting a 4.5-star average rating, but it remains to be seen whether Cabana manages to maintain that traction in the coming months.
The app itself is simple to use and can be set up in a matter of seconds, with Cabana only requiring your phone number and an associated Yahoo account in order to work. Those interested in trying out Yahoo’s new service can do so by following the Google Play Store link below.