Vewd launches browser for Facebook’s portal TV
JULY 16, 2021 09.29 EUROPE/LONDON BY CHRIS DZIADUL

Facebook has selected Vewd to provide the first web browser in the Portal TV App Store.

Unlike usual viewing experiences, Vewd’s technology, built on Vewd Core – the TV industry’s most deployed HTML5 SDK – is designed for connected TV devices, with intuitive controls and robust functionality to enable viewing of streaming content not available in an app.

With Vewd on the Portal TV, consumers can now access, discover and enjoy even more OTT content through their Portal TV from Facebook. Vewd optimised its rendering engine for Portal TV from Facebook, resulting in a fast, intuitive UI that delivers a superior viewing experience.
Additional features are:
• Virtual mouse navigation
• Integrated on-screen keyboard
• Full screen tabbed browsing
• Speed Dials for efficient content access

Commenting on the development, Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Vewd, said: “By working with Vewd, Portal TV from Facebook expanded its streaming video experience to complement its native apps and immersive video calling from the biggest screen in the home.

“We are pleased Facebook selected Vewd to build a video-first content viewing experience for Portal TV to provide another way for consumers to access their favourite content”.