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PacketVideo announces that its Twonky Beam button will be integrated into BedRocket, ToonGoggles, and U-NEXT’s video websites, as well as within the Anywhere Artist mobile app software development kit (SDK). When watching a video on one of these sites users can click on the Beam button to wirelessly transfer the video from their smartphone, tablet, or PC to their Internet-connected TV or media streaming device.
Osama Al-Shaykh, CTO of PacketVideo, comments:
“Our goal in creating the Twonky Beam button is to make it easy for media sites to get their content onto the big screen by using tablets, phones, and PCs. We made sure media sites maintain full control over their user experience, while easily creating the ability to integrate our beaming technology. The Twonky Beam button is a web button that allows media sites to expand their reach to home devices and provide a more interesting interactive experience to their users. With Beam button you are able to play media on the big screen and interact with your site visitor via the tablet or smartphone. Let the multi-screen user experience innovations begin!”
Jerome Rota, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products and Services at PacketVideo, said:
“As content becomes increasingly sharable we want everyone to have the ability to not only share socially, but to share digitally through beaming. By integrating the Twonky Beam button into popular video websites, we are making it easy for everyone to share content from one device to another.”
The announcement means that the Twonky Beam button is now available for integration into all websites and mobile apps that wish to incorporate beaming functionality. PacketVideo already has a variety of content partners utilising the functionality of Twonky Beam, for example:
Consumers can download Twonky’s free software to begin beaming. PC users can download and install Twonky 7 for Mac or Windows, while mobile users can use the free Twonky Beam app from the Android or iOS market. No device set-up is needed, once you have Twonky software it will automatically find your Internet-connected devices without ever needing to set up cables. It’s a simple three-step process: