Hisense and PacketVideo in deal for Twonky-enabled connected TVs

Louise Duffy | 15-01-2013

Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has chosen PacketVideo's Twonky solution for use in its GoogleTV products and select Linux-powered connected TVs.

Smart TVs with Twonky software offer a multi-screen experience, allowing users to play content from any device in their local network, or use their mobile phone or tablet to control the TV. Twonky software also makes Hisense TVs DLNA compatible, enabling support for the over one billion DLNA devices shipped globally to date. Users may also use PacketVideo’s free Twonky Beam application with supported Hisense TVs to discover and transfer online video content from a tablet or mobile device to a television with the touch of a button.

“We are excited to work with Hisense, one of China’s leading and most innovative TV manufacturers, to create a truly innovative and unique multi-screen experience for end-users,” said Jim Brailean, CEO of PacketVideo.

“Hisense shares our commitment in creating a seamless living room experience that bridges the gap between tablets and smartphones and the living room. We look forward to continuing to work with Hisense to bring the best possible experience to consumers.”

Shaojiancheng, vice GM of Hisense R&D, added: “PacketVideo’s Twonky solution is one of the leading products in the connected home space and we are proud to include Twonky on our GoogleTV solutions and connected TVs. We believe that Twonky empowers users by enabling them to easily enjoy their own personal content and online video directly in the living room. We look forward to continuing to work with PacketVideo in the connected application space."

Twonky enables users to watch personal content, video, music, and photos, stored on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and DLNA certified network attached storage devices, on their Hisense TVs as well watch internet content from major video sites using the TwonkyBeam application. In addition, Twonky enables a user to connect a hard drive directly to the Hisense Pulse, turning it into a DLNA certified media server.