Woxi launches SmartPod for TV with breakthrough AppCasts technology
New Delhi – 5 December, 2012: Woxi Media, a Silicon Valley company launched SmartPod for TV, a small, beautifully designed box that connects to virtually any TV and converts it into a Super Smart TV. SmartPod is designed in Sunnyvale, California and Pune, India targeting superb user experience, quality and functionality, keeping the needs of Indian consumers in mind.
SmartPod is built with Enhanced Android featuring multi-user login capability, an Android device around the world. It supports up to eight unique users on the device, so everyone in the family can get personalized Internet experience. Users can always be logged in to their own Internet services like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., and not have to log-in and log-out depending on who is using the SmartPod. The unique home-screen is optimized for lean-back TV experience and for brings TV-ease of use to SmartPod. Android Games & Apps, AppCastsTM, movies and music, Internet radio and videos, social networking, education – all can be easily enjoyed on any TV now.
“SmartPod will revolutionize the way people consume the Internet and enjoy gaming on TV. With the launch of the SmartPod in India, consumers can finally enjoy a delightful internet experience on TV. SmartPod is featuring breakthrough AppCasts technology that delivers users a unique and personalized Internet experience, without the need to hunt, download, manage and maintain 100s of individual Apps. Think of it like your personal content jinni – AppCasts technology does the hard work of sifting through the best internet content so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the latest of the web in locally relevant categories such as Entertainment, Bollywood, Lifestyle, Education, Sports, Regional and much more”, said Amit Gattani, President of Woxi Media. “Even the latest, high end Smart TV’s currently on the market don’t have most of the functionality that SmartPod offers”.
AppCasts is a unique cloud based Woxi Application that delivers 100s of Content Applications through only Android App that’s installed on the device: 100s of Apps in 1. It’s done by running these 100s of these Applications on Woxi Cloud servers and streaming them to the end device – hence the name AppCasts. By intelligently aggregating and curating content, AppCasts make it much easier for users to discover the best and latest videos and Internet content. In addition to AppCasts, SmartPod integrates advanced social connectivity that allows for One-Click share of your favorite videos on Facebook so your friends can instantly watch what you are watching.
SmartPod comes standard with a Magic Motion Gaming RF remote control with built in gyros and sensors for motion gaming. In addition to most popular pre-installed games, users can choose and download from a huge selection of thousands of free or paid games available on the Android Google Play store and enjoy an unrivalled gaming experience on the big screen.
The Magic Motion remote also features an elegant, full function QWERTY keyboard for easy web browsing, searches, Twitter and Facebook usage.
SmartPod is powered by dual processors, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 coupled with a 400MHz Mali 3D Graphics processor. In addition to internal flash storage, upto 32GB of storage is available using a plug-in SD card, or 1TB or more of storage using external USB hard disk drive. Virtually all media playback formats are supported including formats that even Smart TV’s don’t support. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It also acts as a Wi-Fi router for your home to connect other devices like PCs, laptops, tablets or Smartphones.
Other features include:
- Full 1080p HD video, HDMI 1.3 interface
- Composite video interface for standard definition TV’s
- Built-in media player with 3D graphics capability
- DLNA capability to play you media from any other devices in the home
- Google Play Store and Google web browser
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n with Hotspot/Router functionality
- 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN connectivity
- SD/MMC card slot
- 2 USB 2.0 ports