ZappoTV Transforms Smartphone and Tablet into Mobile Media Center for Streaming Media Content to TVs
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ZappoTV today announced its free Mobile Media Center application available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ZappoTV allows users to combine their media content via their mobile device and watch it on their internet-connected television. ZappoTV allows users to find, access and enjoy their favorite podcasts, photos and videos from Facebook, Picasa or Flickr, and their own movies, photos and music stored on their phone or home computer or server, as well as content aggregated by ZappoTV.
The unique capability of the ZappoTV Mobile Media Center application is its ability to send media from the mobile device and internet to a TV to enjoy the content on a “big screen”. The technology developed by ZappoTV uses DLNA and UPnP AV with a proprietary enhancement layer, which extends home networking protocols to allow connected TVs, media players and other such devices to access internet based content and make them work seamlessly together. ZappoTV currently supports a variety of connected TVs, media players and media center solutions, including the Western Digital Media Players (WDTV Live, WDTV Live Plus, WDTV Live Hub Media Center), XBMC, Xbox 360 (in Media Center Extender Mode), Popcorn Hour, LG Connected TVs, and Samsung Smart TVs.
“So much content is being consumed on PCs and laptops, but management, storage and real engagement happens on personal devices like smartphones and tablets,” said Jan van Ottele, CEO of ZappoTV. “ZappoTV sees the TV as a place to deliver entertainment while management is handled on the mobile device. Consumers have media all over the place, on phones, servers, and the web, because we have so many devices and places where we share our content. ZappoTV was designed to help people enjoy and manage all their media from one place –their mobile device–and finally enjoy it on the big screen.”
The full version of ZappoTV is available today for iPhone and iPad from iTunes. ZappoTV allows users to enjoy content from their own media as well as content aggregated by ZappoTV (Revision3 CBS, G4, CNET, CNN, Fox and more).
ZappoTV is dedicated to helping consumers get the most out of mobile technology and their Internet connected TVs and devices. ZappoTV offers a free innovative application for the iOS operating systems that puts content control into users’ hands to be enjoyed however, whenever and wherever they want. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California and founded in 2009, more information about ZappoTV can be found at www.zappo.tv
Lori Lux, Lux Communications for ZappoTV