For now, it sounds like those features will all revolve around watching, rather than Cabana expanding into other areas, like games.
The app only integrates with You Tube for now — using You Tube’s open extensions; there’s no partnership — and Lee wouldn’t say what’ll get added next.
Like Houseparty, Cabana immediately launches users into their own broadcast, and it’ll alert all their friends with a push notification.
And while Tumblr isn’t focusing on it, Cabana sounds like it’d be good for listening to music with friends, too.
But as someone outside the target age range, I already know I’m going to stay far away.
But Karp adds that the company’s focus remains on Tumblr, suggesting we won’t see more and more standalone apps.
“I don’t know that it's part of a bigger strategic direction or push,” he says of Cabana.