PacketVideo announces myTwonky (beta) and Twonky Video for Android
Today saw PacketVideo announcing their new myTwonky service and Twonky Video app which let users discover, store and beam audio/video content to web-connected devices. Whether your images and videos are store on the computer at home or if they are already in the cloud, you can create personalized playlists that play virtually anywhere.
The new myTwonky actively suggests content based on your behavior and preferences. Liking or disliking videos will teach Twonky what your preferences are and will ultimately return nothing but stuff you like. Both myTwonky and Twonky Video integrate with Facebook and other social media networks for quick access to multimedia held on each service, including images, videos, and other media.
New Twonky products bring users customized media content – no search needed
myTwonky media service with Twonky Video app lets you discover, store and beam music, videos and photos anytime, anywhere
9 November 2011, London, UK & San Diego, Calif. – PacketVideo announces today the release of myTwonky (beta) and Twonky Video for Android. These free products provide the user with easy access to your existing library of music, photos and videos – as well as new content from the Web – whenever, wherever on your Smartphone, PC or Mac.
Twonky Video app
The free Twonky Video app for Android, gives you the option to either browse online for your favorite video clips or access personal video content stored on your phone or home network. Giving you even more freedom to enjoy your videos, music and photos on more devices, myTwonky also contains Twonky’s patent pending Beaming technology that allows you to beam content found within your myTwonky account with any Web-connected TV or device in your home.
The Twonky Video app works with Airplay-enabled devices, such as Apple TV, and UPnP- and DLNA-certified devices.
myTwonky is a user-customized Web portal that searches the Internet for new content based on your personal video, photo and music preferences – eliminating the need to comb the Internet one website at a time for new, relevant content. Simply tell myTwonky what topics you are most interested in (e.g., Lady Gaga or the San Francisco Giants) and you’ll instantly receive a running stream of related videos side-by-side with videos, music and photos from your existing library of media content.
Once you create a free Twonky account, you can begin creating specific video channels and bookmarking favorite content for easy playback. Select streaming radio stations by genre and view your own music library in the same location.
Integrate your Facebook, Flickr and other social media networks with myTwonky for easy access to multimedia stored within those networks. You can also share content found using myTwonky directly with your social networks.
When coupled with the Twonky Video app, myTwonky gives you the ability to access both online and personal content anytime. Preferences set within your myTwonky account translate to your Twonky Video app, eliminating the need to reset your personal settings for each platform.
myTwonky works with UPnP- and DLNA-certified devices, with Airplay compatibility to be added in early 2012.
Access and play content via your gaming devices connected to your home network. Adults can use myTwonky’s parental controls to ensure kids are receiving appropriate media content. myTwonky is currently available at www.myTwonky.com. Twonky Video is available in the Android App Marketplace. Twonky Music is available in the Android App Marketplace.
“Nowhere else online can you aggregate both content found across the Web and personal media stored on your home network in one place. With myTwonky you can discover new music, videos and photos without ever having to type a keyword into a search bar.” – Osama Al-Shaykh, CTO, PacketVideo
“Our goal with myTwonky and the Twonky Music and Video apps was to reimagine how people collect and consume media content. We’re creating a truly immersive experience that lets you easily engage with your existing media library, what you find on the Web, things you already love and things you are about to love.” – Jim Brailean, CEO, PacketVideo
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