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

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

active-TV technology brings YouTube to the TV

Active-TV Ecosystem Developers,

Recent active-TV developments make it very easy to build a TV-web channel. Active-TV platforms support MCE and ViiV TV-web Channel formats (Microsoft called these spotlights and now calls them on-line media). However, active-TV can support TV-web channels conforming to even less restrictive formats. This will make it possible for an Extended-PC or Extended-Notebook, networked with a hybrid-STB, to format a YouTube TV-web channel.

A user of the YouTube PC-web site selects their favourite video, later to be viewed on an active-TV enabled TV. Using a PC dialog box like the one below:

the active-TV will be told the YouTube user-name to be used when retrieving favourite YouTube video at the TV. The YouTube favourites are listed as a YouTube TV-web channel at the TV UI menu. Entering another persons YouTube user-name would allow viewing of their video.

Support for a YouTube TV-web channel is a new, and hopefully valued, feature for the active-TV enabled STB or TV.