Rovi has announced that its Connected Platform technologies will be available pre-ported on the Android platform, powering a robust entertainment experience for consumers that will enable them to share and stream entertainment content from their Android devices to a variety of connected devices throughout the home. At the core of Rovi Connected Platform is advanced home networking capabilities that will allow CE manufacturers to quickly and easily deploy interoperable device functionality to their Android based mobile device, phone and tablet product offerings.
Music, photo and video files stored on Android devices powered by Rovi Connected Platform will be capable of sharing media over the consumer’s home network for streamed playback on connected entertainment products such as digital TVs, set-top boxes, digital video recorders, Windows 7 PCs and network-attached storage (NAS) devices. Connected Platform on Android will also enable consumers to access and manage their connected devices around their home right from their personal Android device, and stream their personal, premium and recorded content stored on their PC or NAS devices directly to the Android mobile device in the palm of their hand.
“Consumers want easy to use media experiences and at the same time are growing the number of devices they use to enjoy entertainment. Sharing among devices is complicated and must be simplified to meet market demand,” said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president of product management and marketing for Rovi Corporation. “Pre-porting Connected Platform on the Android platform is a significant step in bridging this gap in the Android ecosystem, enabling device manufacturers to easily integrate robust, standards-based connected device capabilities into their mobile offerings.”