myLINGO Opens Up the Movie Theater Experience to Non-English Speakers
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Nina Zipkin of Entrepreneur spoke with Olenka Polak, CEO and co-founder of myLINGO, about her inspiration for the company, founding story and myLINGO’s latest partnerships that are enabling Spanish-speakers to experience first-run Disney, Sony and Paramount movies in theaters this season.
“myLINGO is an app that enables moviegoers to download a Spanish language audio track onto their phones. It syncs to the action on screen, and the phone’s microphone captures and calibrates the sound to get the full experience of what is happening – from dialogue and sound effects to the soundtrack,” Zipkin wrote.
She continued, “And with these big name partnerships, the Polaks have their eyes on getting all of the major studios to jump on board, not just in the United States, but overseas. ‘No matter where you are in the world,’ Polak says, ‘you can listen in your language.'”