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iMediaShare’s New “WatchOnTV” Widget Gives Content Providers a New Edge, Allows Visitors to Easily Stream Videos Direct from Web to TV

September 6, 2012

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Publishers, bloggers and content developers now have an easier way to let their readers view video content on the big screen – the TV screen, that is! iMediaShare has just released a new widget to quickly become an essential part of any website managers toolkit – offering a Watch on TV button that can be easily embedded within any online video, allowing site visitors to instantly shift content from their smartphones or tablets directly to their TVs with just one click. iMediaShare breaks the “smartphone huddle” to create a more enjoyable viewer experience, using iPhone and Android phones as a remote to beam online videos to connected televisions. Content providers can get setup for free with the Watch on TV widget in 2 minutes or less by visiting imediashare.tv/watch-on-tv.

iMediaShare’s new Watch on TV widget works just like the Facebook “like” button. When placed next to a video uploaded to any mobile website, readers can click to view the content directly on their TV sets. This allows bloggers, media companies, and more to essentially bypass the big broadcast stations, and instantly get their content on television. All users need is the free iMediaShare app on their smartphone or tablet, which they can automatically download in seconds if it’s not already installed – there’s no complicated setup, pairing, or hardware required.

“You’ve seen it – a crowd of people gathered around a smartphone or tablet, trying to share their favorite videos on a limited viewing space. That frustration is what has made iMediaShare so popular, allowing consumers to enjoy online media on the largest possible screen,” shares Metodi Filipov of Bianor, the company that created iMediaShare. “The Watch on TV widget now lets publishers, bloggers and media companies take advantage of the same technology, and push their content to a larger network for significantly more views.”

To get a Watch on TV widget to use on your site, all it takes is a line of code from imediashare.tv/watch-on-tv. Simply enter your Video URL, select a widget button style, decide if you want to enable Google Analytics, and the site generates the code to embed on the video page.

With over 2.5 million downloads and growing, iMediaShare offers entertainment the easy way for Android smartphone, iPhone and iPad users – instantly streaming home videos, movies, web content and more from the smaller screen onto network-enabled TVs, gaming consoles and other connected devices. The app is available on iTunes as a free download or as a $4.99 ad-free version, which also supports HD video. For more information about iMediaShare, visit www.imediashare.tv.

About iMediaShare

iMediaShare offers entertainment the easy way, allowing viewers to choose what to watch and when to watch it. With thousands of on-demand options ranging from breaking news to popular shows – available instantly to viewers on any connected TV – iMediaShare is a unique addition to the modern connected home. The ability to stream media from multiple online sources as well as aggregate personal media from across the home network allows iMediaShare to transform the mobile handset into a new generation portable set-top box.

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Source: PR Newswire