Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch

Active-TV Technology for iPhone and iPod touch
Navigate YouTube

Navigate YouTube available at iTunes App Sore

An easy to use iPhone and iPod touch App that enables both new and advanced YouTube users to get the best from YouTube.

Browse video Standard Feeds, Categories, Channels and Playlists. Then organize new videos into your own favorites and playlists. Make playlists private or public. Subscribe to other user's playlists and video collections for future viewing. Subscribe to videos matching search-words.

Look at publicly viewable favorite videos, playlists and subscriptions based on your YouTube friends, family and contacts. Send and receive video links with YouTube contacts via YouTube video messages.

Search for new videos tagged for your language or geographical region, using local keyboard. Explore for new videos via easy switching of user ID to the owner of interesting videos - then explore their world.

All actions are kept in sync with PC, Mac or Apple-TV access to YouTube. Available at Apple App Store.

active-TV technology for PC

active-TV technology for PC
Windows PC based home network

Monday, September 11, 2006

If ViiV doesn't Extend, why not XTend ?

Active-TV Extended-PC Ecosystem Developers,

The strong trend for the STB moving in a hybrid-STB direction is further validated by NDS’ XTend PC software. The Xtend approach is clearly Extended-PC is style; And as the article states: it secures “the STB as the main consumption point”.

The NDS Xtend uses some of the active-TV elements. However, it is not clear how the UI is supported. I suspect it is more likely micro-browser than active-TV projected browser. All the articles states is: it is “based on anticipated [STB SOC] developments”.

For Xtend to gain acceptance it would have to go beyond familiar UPnP DMA operation – unless the target market is closed-garden service providers. An open micro-browser approach would depend on wide acceptance and use of a micro-browser standard and – which has not yet emerged.

Feedback, corrections and comments welcome.

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