TiVo co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are to release a new TV companion device to combine video discovery and curation with smart TV functionality.
Gigacom reported an FCC filing for the QPlay-branded device which suggests that the release is imminent. QPlay is said to be working with include Netflix and Hulu Plus.
QPlay has been developed by a San Jose company InVisioneer. Ramsay is the company’s CEO and Barton is CTO and President.
The QPlay companion box connects to TVs through HDMI, but it comes without a remote control. Instead, users are told to use their iPad to set up Wifi for and interact with the device.