Flingo, a publisher of applications for the smart TV,
signed a partnership with Syabas, a global distributor of digital entertainment
solutions, to bring Flingo’s open source project, Fling, to Syabas’ Popbox and
Popcorn Hour set-top boxes.
Consumers with these devices can now fling videos and
music directly from the Web to their TV. This partnership, adds more devices to
Flingo, bringing its total to 7.2 million screens worldwide.
Consumers currently fling thousands of videos and music
from the Web to their big screen TV every day. Viewers simply drag a
bookmarklet to the browser bookmarks bar, and then browse a Flingo
supported website such as YouTube or Vimeo from a laptop or tablet.
The website searches for and discovers the viewer’s smart
TV. Viewers can then click the bookmark to fling the video to the TV or media
Syabas is known for its digital media players and
streaming media devices. The Popbox, which easily handles HDMI video feeds, and
supports nearly every type of media file out there including 3D, is a great way
for consumers to turn their televisions into an immersive multimedia
Syabas platforms enable consumers to
enjoy a wide assortment of content including, home videos, photos, personal
music, movies, internet apps, and game apps.
“It is our goal to provide Syabas’ customers with
the most simple and innovative way to bring a variety of content to their
TV,” said TL Lim, founder and president of Syabas.
“With Flingo, that is exactly what we are doing.
Customers now have the ability to truly integrate the Web and TV experience,
right at their fingertips. Flingo is a true innovator, and one that we are
proud to work with,” Lim added.
“Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a base of users that
are passionate about watching the best content on both TV and the Web,”
said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo.
“Our fling capability will allow them an easy and
fun way to watch and share content. And because Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a
true international presence, we are extending our geographic reach as well. We
are proud to work with Syabas, and look forward to a longstanding
relationship,” Navin added.
By Telecomlead.com Team