ZappoTV Launches Beta Android Version of Popular iOS App
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ZappoTV today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES, Booth 21562, Venetian Suite 30-137) announced that its free Mobile Media Center application is available in beta for Android phones. ZappoTV allows users to combine their media content via their mobile device and watch it on their internet-connected television.
How it Works
ZappoTV enables users to locate, 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. Moreover, 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” with friends and family. ZappoTV’s technology 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.
“We’ve seen such an explosion of downloads of the iOS version, and we’re excited to offer it to Android users,” said Jan van Ottele, CEO of ZappoTV. “At ZappoTV, we want to make the transition of media from mobile device to TV seamless. With our app, now available to iOS and Android users, users can easily send their videos and photos from their device to the big screen with one click.”
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.
The beta android version of ZappoTV is available today from Android Market. ZappoTV requires Android 2.1 and up. 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 and Android 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