Archos Debuts TV Connect for Android on TV
Jan 08, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Archos, a company focusing on multimedia portable devices, announced the Archos TV connect, a multi-touch "Android on TV experience" for your apps and games.
According to a release, the Archos TV connect turns any HDTV into an Android powered smart TV providing the full Android ecosystem with a specially designed TV Touch remote.
With the TV connect users will be able to play games, stream videos, video chat in HD, email friends or surf the web all from their big-screen TV. The Archos TV connect runs Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' and will be available starting in February, 2013.
"As a pioneer in multimedia Android devices, we wanted to create a bigger, better way to enjoy Android," says Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO of Archos. "The Archos TV connect provides users with a multi-touch, multi-media Smart TV experience powered by Android."
As described by the company, the features include:
TV Touch remote
-Pointer - Allows control your TV like you would your tablet with a tapping and/or swiping motion
-Full multi-touch gesture support - Control apps with zoom In, zoom out and rotate with Archos developed gesture controls
-Full keyboard with Android shortcuts - The TV touch remote includes a full keyboard and Android shortcut keys including a key for voice controls and voice typing
Play Games on TV
-Thousands of games available on TV - Choose from over 700,000 apps and games on Google Play
-Dual thumb sticks and buttons - Play games with full gaming controls and dual analog thumbsticks
- Archos Gaming Mapping Tool - Map the controls of games to the buttons and controllers of the remote for playing virtually any game on TV - as recently introduced on the GamePad
Turn TV into a Smart TV
-Internet - Surf on the net from a big screen
-Online video streaming - Stream videos directly on TV through YouTube, Daily motion and other video applications
-Emails - Send and receive emails or share photos from Facebook page with friends
HD video calls
-HD webcam - Archos TV connect is equipped with an HD webcam for video calling
-LED notification - LED lights notify when you have an incoming calls while watching TV
-Compatibility with all popular video calling apps - Video chatting with Skype or Google Talk as a family from your sofa has never been easier
-Best video codecs and format support - Read video files with format and codec support including H.264 decoding in full 1080p HD
-Media Center Library - Tailor-made UI with automatic jacket, synopsis and subtitle download as well as library organization even for files stored elsewhere on a home network
-Home streaming - Stream media content over a home network either through WiFi or Ethernet
-The right connections - Features HDMI (cable included), full USB host and micro SD slot
-Google Certified with Full Access to shop on Google Play - With over 700,000 applications, get Android content on TV including books, music, magazines and movies
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