What is Triller? How to live stream Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight on the social media app

What is Triller? How to live stream Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight on the social media app

Jake Paul is stepping into the ring once again for his third professional fight as a boxer. He should get his toughest test to date when he laces up his gloves on Saturday.

The YouTube star-turned-boxer will face off against Ben Askren, a former welterweight world champion in both Bellator and ONE who has a 19-2 professional MMA record. His background is in wrestling, however, and Saturday will be his first professional boxing match. His opponent has secured TKO victories over his previous two opponents in Ali Eson Gib and Nate Robinson, neither of whom have a background in fighting.

Paul and Askren’s bout on Saturday is officially carded as a cruiserweight fight, which seems to fit Paul’s natural body weight more than Askren’s. Paul is naturally around 200 pounds, whereas Askren sits around 170 pounds.

Curious spectators looking for Saturday’s bout on more traditional streaming services such as DAZN or ESPN+ will be left disappointed; the fight will be broadcast exclusively through the Triller streaming app. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the fight and its host streaming site, Triller:

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What is Triller?

Triller is a video-sharing social networking service. It allows users to create and share short videos, including videos manually set to music or otherwise have it sync automatically via artificial intelligence technology. Released for Android and iOS in 2015, it has evolved to include social networking features after originally operating as a video editing app.

Triller has a heavy association with the music business, having deals in place with Spotify and Apple Music to use songs from their libraries. Proxima Media is the majority investor, but Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group have also invested in the app. Several artists have invested in the app as well, including Marshmello, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne.

Here’s how Triller defines itself:

Triller is an AI-powered entertainment app that allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. Pick a song, select the portion of the song you want to use, snap a few takes and with the tap of a button you have a celebrity-quality music video starring you and your friends.”

How to watch Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight on Triller

Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren will be streamed live through Triller, which can be viewed through a computer, smart phone, tablet or a smart TV. The fight will be available through the FITE apps on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire.

The fight will also be made available through cable providers such as Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Verizon, DirecTV and Dish. You can purchase it as a pay-per-view event through Triller for $49.99.

Why is the Jake Paul fight on Triller?

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is the first main event of Triller’s new partnership with Snoop Dogg, called “Triller Fight Club.” It’s a series of annual pay-per-view cards, produced and hosted by Snoop Dogg, that carries over elements from Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.’s fight in November 2020. That was the first fight on the Triller app.

Performances in the Paul-Askren fight reportedly will include The Black Keys, Diplo, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Saweetie, and Snoop Dogg’s new supergroup Mt. Westmore.

As for why Paul is aiming to fight on Triller, it’s likely because its target audience of Gen Z users widely coincides with his own, allowing him the opportunity to expand his own audience.